Ok, so I’ve been trying to decide what I really need in a sewing machine. I started out with a Viking Computer 500 that I enjoyed. Then the control panel began dying. My local sewing machine tech said it wasn’t worth the cost to repair it. So I began reading online and in forums about what sewers liked and disliked about their machines. During this time acquired a Singer 66, which I posted about here. I also acquired a Pfaff 130, which I didn’t post about. I must admit – I love, love love my 130! It does straight and zig zag stitching and that’s it. But it does those things to PERFECTION. I haven’t found another machine on the market today (for less than $2000) that stitches that perfectly.
So I was still looking through eBay and my local Craig’s List ads and came across a machine that someone needed to get rid of. I’ll spare the whole story, but suffice to say I ended up with the Pfaff 230 pictured above for $10! I took it to my local sewing machine tech, who affectionately said he learned to repair machines on Pfaff 230’s! Yay! BTW, the $10 included the cool made-for-Pfaff cabinet that has a hole cut so I can access the bobbin without lifting the machine on it’s hinges to change it!
I just got it back and it runs smooth as butter. The embroidery stitches are not engaging, so he’s going to take another look at those. But I have hope that in time, I will have all the fancy stitches at my fingertips along with a great quality machine!
I also rearranged my quilting space, so I didn’t actually sew in the past 2 days – but that’s about to change as soon as I finish this post. Gotta go create!