I have about $500 saved for a new sewing machine, and I would like some feedback about machines that you all like.
I make pretty big quilts, so I need something with a lot of room under the arm. I have an old machine that has enough space to quilt in straight lines, but it is a real pain to stuff the entire quilt under the arm. Also I want to do free hand quilting.
I don't care about embroidery or making clothes so the machine doesn't need a bunch of software or attachments.
What brands or models can you recommend?