I need to purchase a new machine. I have used a Phaff for the last 30 years. Now my machine is getting to the point where I am spending most of my time fiddling with it so it will sew instead of sewing. I have looked at a new Phaff, but sticker shock set in before even trying one out. I tailor Equestrian Show clothes and make saddle blankets. So I need a machine that has several different button holes, stretch stitch,zigzag,and will go from silk to several layers of blanket type materials. Was there any articles in Threads that looked at all the different types of machines? I have around a $1,000. to spend.
Thanks for the help.