Ok, I have a lot of sewing machines. Let me really put it into perspective. I have a lot of OLD sewing machines. I have a Husqvarna 940, Viking #1, a Viking D-1, and an old Singer Featherweight. I have never purchased a NEW machine.
I broke the bobbin case on my old #1. This was my all-time favorite machine. Alas, it is worth nothing (like for trade-in) and the bobbin case costs $100 + shipping. This means it is no good and it is not going to take up anymore room in my sewing room. Good-bye my old friend!
Then I went to my new-to-me Viking D-1 that I got on vacation in Nebraska. But it started making a funny noise. The foot would go up and down and it would act crazy. I wanted to get it serviced to fix the thread cover that I broke ... it was a bad sewing day for me ... and there is no warranty because I did not buy it new. So it would have been many hundreds of dollars to fix an old, not originally mine, maybe it could break again machine. NO! I am not going to do it. I will cut my losses, salvage the feet and other goodies, and move on. Good-bye D-1!
I braved the snowy conditions, drug two 5-year olds to the Husqvarna Sewing Center an hour away and bought this NEW Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 875 Quilt.
I decided on this machine because it was affordable. I did not feel the need to pay thousands of dollars for a machine to sew straight lines. Let's face it people, when you piece a quilt top, you sew straight lines. Most of the time. This was the highest quality machine before you get into the embroidery machines. If I want something embroidered, my Mom will do it.
My twins' birthstones are sapphires. My son was thrilled because the machine was blue. My daughter was mesmerized because it could sew without using the foot pedal. Come on people, it's the little things in life that make it worth living. How could I go wrong?