I am really sold on Bernina, because of the trouble free sewing I’ve been able to do and the great low pressure/high service mentality of my local store in Tucson AZ. (For example, when I had thought about replacing my serger, the saleswoman told me to keep it, as that older model was known as especially trouble free).
I have a 1080, the older bottom of their line computerized model. When I got it, I knew it didn’t have the features I wanted, like the basting stitch, but I’ve been very pleased with all the features of the machine.
The newer models have a quilting stitch that it supposed to look like a hand quilting stitch. Any feedback on this stitch and the newer Bernina. One reason I haven’t upgraded is that I have several (somewhat expensive) accessories from the older line where the attachments go onto a straight shank. All the new Berninas have a slanted shaft.