I looked at 3 stores yesterday, all different sewing machine dealers. (Singer, Pfaff, Brother and Baby Lock) After test driving many machines, I seem to gravitate to the Brother 420, Project Runway edition. At first I wanted a combo machine (sewing and embroidery machine), I thought that would be the only way to upgrade what I had. Boy was I wrong! This machine has over 294 stitches, design your own stitches with My Custom Stitch, knee lifter, automatic threader, cutter and 10 styles of buttonholes. Plus I can use the Brother feet I have collected over the years. The reviews on this machine are wonderful and the price is perfect! I can set up the Brother SE270D as my full time embroidery machine. I also have a Singer Serger so my table is getting a bit full but I have money in the budget to look at a new table for my sewing room. What do you think? Does anyone own a Brother 420?
Let me know your thoughts! I have not purchased yet but I think this one might be the one.