I ended up getting a new machine in the middle of my first quilt project because poor Harold just wasn’t cutting it. I talked about my research in this post and when I was on vacation I finally bit the bullet and got…
None of the ones in that post!
I ended up going with a Juki TL-2200 QVP Mini!
So far, I love it! It sews like a dream, has all the features I wanted and the throat space is to die for! And it is a SOLID machine. Pretty heavy and definitely has the feel of a workhorse.
My only complaint so far, and it seems to be most people’s complaints, is that the automatic needle threader is a bit finicky. In fact, mine completely conked out b/c the hook that goes through the needle eye got misaligned but with some gentle coaxing I got it back where it needed to be.
I haven’t taken a class on it yet but I probably will in the next few months to make sure I’m doing everything correctly.
Mostly though, she needs a name and I’m still mulling that over – any suggestions would be appreciated! Right now I’m considering – THE BEAST.