## Saturday, December 18, 2010

### It's time to replace my Singer Futura, but what with?

We have just spent some time in Spotlight looking at sewing machines and getting nice and confused.  I want to replace my old Singer Futura with a machine that will allow me to do some freehand quilting.

I am looking for a simple basic machine - nothing too outrageous - a fancy embroidery machine is out of the question - I am thinking under $500 is preferred. Spotlight have a special on the Brother BM-2600 RRP$349 down to $174 as a clearout - I figure it is going cheap for a reason ?? EDITED: Spotlight have one set aside for me that I will pickup tomorrow. at$174 I can't go wrong - if it doesn't suit after a year, I will look at something else.  At a minimum, it will be better than the Singer which is missing stitches on a more regular basis now and I am only left with 4 bobbins, as they are plastic and have deteriorated over the years - they are the screw together type and I have not seen them in any of the stores.

HERE is the Brother BM2600 brochure if anyone is interested.

I am hoping my fellow block swappers can give me some suggestions ;-)
what machines (model numbers too please ;-)) do you use?  are there some that are better for quilting?

3. Cathy if you are prepared to spend $500 and there is a machine that was over this price and reduced to the$500 that is what I would get... it will do more for you as you grow as a sewer/quilter... and I do have friends who have brothers and they swear by them and they are good brand and well know... hope this helps you xxx