I went to Central Sewing yesterday for my very first time - Awesome! I met Linda whom not only showed me the machines - she let me use them!! Did you know there is a machine that does "hand quilting". I put that in brackets as obviously it is not hand quilting if done by machine, but it does it - the look is perfection! That is all the machine does though - I cannot recall the brand name - but I promised Linda if I win the lottery - I was coming right back to buy that machine. ha ha ha
So, I have a crush on two machines. If any of you currently or previously owned these machines or one from the same brand name - can you please oh pretty please leave me a comment with your honest opinion regarding it?
OK, here are my new crushes:
Elna Excellence 740
Here is the Elna site for this machine - click here.
Husqvarna Sapphire 875
Here is the Husqvarna site for this machine - click here.
Feel free to drool, I did. I cannot believe she let me use both of them. I love the space of the Elna, quilting a larger quilt on this machine does not look as painful as it has been with my Phaff. My Phaff is brilliant for sewing - when its not on fire - ha ha, but it does not have any room to quilt anything bigger then a small blanket.
Central Sewing even allows a payment plan.
I am such a meanie - my Phaff is not even back from the sewing hospital and I am looking to replace it. I do feel a little guilty for dreaming of something new.
Poor little Phaff 2058.. ... So many stitches, 'tis a good machine, when its working, but look at the tiny space under the arm. I think if I do get a new machine - this will still be my retreat/class machine as it is fantastic for sewing blocks.