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Topic: Brother QC2000, Pfaff Ambition 1.5, Husqvarna Viking Opal 670 or Janome 8200?  (Read 606 times)
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« on: May 05, 2014 10:13:54 PM »

So my sewing machine died and I want a better one. I sew several times a week - mostly garments for the children, sometimes garments for me, and occasionally quilts. I'd like to do more quilting in future years, and I want to get a decent machine I can grow into (without, you know, shelling out $10,000.) I don't plan to ever do much machine embroidery, so I don't need an embroidery machine.

Based on my research online, an absolute maximum budget of $3000 and a chat with the guy from my local sewing machine shop, I've narrowed it down to four:

Brother QC2000 ($2229)

Pfaff Ambition 1.5 ($2000)

Husqvarna Viking Opal 670 ($2000)

Janome 8200 ($2800)

So, any advice or ideas? The Janome 8200 comes with about 20 feet and a ruffler, which is cool, and a side table; but it's only 860 stitches a minute, although I doubt I sew fast enough for that to be a problem. The Brother QC2000 has 1000 stitches a minute and has more stitches, plus it's cheaper, so that might be a better option. But then, Pfaff has such a good reputation...

Ugh. This is worse than buying a car. Anyone?
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