They say change is never easy...but I disagree! Went to an EQ6 demo Monday night. It was a small class (4 of us) so we got to ask a lot of questions. After seeing the demo and chatting with users, I knew I had to buy it.
Next decision: What to do about my perfectly awful, old, malfunctioning sewing machine? I have a philosophy about staying on a budget: Stay out of the stores, and you won't know what you're missing! But this decision requires getting out and testing new machines. Truly, I was better off not knowing what I was missing.
After taking a Baby Lock for a test drive, using the automatic needle threader, needle down feature, speed control, thread cutter and no foot pedal.... I'm just amazed at what I've been missing. A local sewing machine shop is selling the Aspire for $1800.00. From everything I've heard, that's a great price! I also looked at some Vikings. I love the 10" between needle and the base of the machine. But the Viking I would want is $2100.00 and has fewer of the features I'm looking for.
No matter which way I go, I DEFINITELY need to make a change! I have seen the light! :)