Christmas is just around the corner. My wife has been looking for some time for a sewing/embroidery machine. I would like to surprise her, but not with a machine that will give her problems.
She has had an Husqvarna (no.1070) for 6 years and is satisfied. She is now looking mostly at the Brother Pacesetter 8500 or the Husqvarna 1+. The Designer 1 is much to expensive.
She is being told not to go with a Japanese machine: apparently they just cannot match the quality of european machines. Yet the 1+ seems a outdated when compared to the 8500.
The price is a big factor: the 8500, with software, is almost 1000$ less than the 1+, and almost half the price of the Designer 1.
So will I get shot if I get her the Brother Pacesetter 8500 ?