Looking to get my 1st machine...basic clothing construction, working on costumes, maybe some quilting.
Went to JoAnn's and the lady showed me the Singers, but said that they're constantly coming in for repairs. She then showed me some basic Vikings which she said didn't need to be oiled and were much better quality than the Singers. She didn't really address my question about the Brothers.
This is one of the Brothers I was looking at:
This is the Viking I was looking at. It's on sale for $299+tax through the end of the month
(it's the Emerald 116 if it doesn't come out right)
I don't like spending a lot of money, but at the same time I want something that won't break down constantly and sews smoothly. My limit right now is about $300, since I might be having surgery.
any advice would be helpful, since you guys are the experts!!!!