Need advice about Viking machines
Hi all again,
I never really introduced myself before. I am a 33 year old mom of three girls all under the age of 4 (1 set of twins). I started sewing a few years ago when I could find the time. I also took classes here and there. I would say I am not yet an intermediate sewer but I believe I am beyond the beginner stage I really want to improve my skills. I posted a few days ago asking about “Singer loyalty”. I have been convinced by you and my sorry machine to forgo the tepmtation to buy another singer ( I also have my grandmother’s Singer featherweight 221 that I love) I think I will buy a Viking. Now which one should I buy? I would love one of the awesome Designer machines but I just can’t afford it and I’m not sure I would use the embroidery features as much as I would like. I just don’t know that I am ready to get into embroidery. I still have a lot of other things to learn. I like to sew children’s garments, and I have been doing machine applique to embellish denim overalls etc. I use a satin stitch quiet a bit. on my current machine I have to use a zigzag stitch and adjust my tension, stitch length etc manually. If I don’t purchase a machine with embroidery I would like to buy one with alphabet stitch options so I can label my kids coats and other clothes and maybe quilts. I would like get into machine quilting.
I would love to have your thoughts an opinions about these and any other machine you think I should consider. I am going to go test drive the Viking Platinum 770, the Scandinavian 330 (I think this is the one with embroidery feature) I believe all Huskvarna Viking dealers are having a special on this machine for $999.00. The Interlude machines are also of interest. I have heard a lot of positive talk about Bernina machines too, any input there would also be appreciated! Sorry this is so long, but I really value the experience on this board and I wanted to give you enough info for advice. My price range is up to $2000.00. and that is pushing it! I would like to stay around $1500.00 or less. I just really want a quality machine that will last a very long time. Thank you!