Nothing is wrong with the Janome, I still love her! I guess when I tried to free motion quilt this last week it made me think about what I want in a sewing machine.
The Janome is my very first sewing machine and it works great but I am thinking I want a few more options and maybe even one that is a little more excited to do free motion quilting (since I really love to do free motion) Plus I plan on quilting everything on a domestic sewing machine for a very long time so it may be time to upgrade. I guess I out grew her.
So I am looking at some new machines and plan on taking a few for test drives over the next few weeks to see what I really like. I just know I really want a needle threader and cutter, and the option where my needle will stop in the down position. Other than that I just want something that us user friendly and loves to work :)
I will take suggestions, What machine do you have and why do you love her so. What are some of your can't live without features?
On a quilting note, I have taken all the stitches out of the Star Bright quilt and plan on sewing it this week. The husband got rained out today so I think I will head over to Ikea or maybe even check out some sewing machines :)