Alright fellow quilters, I have my annual dilemma of what to do about my sewing machine situation. I sold my Singer 99K. I have two other machines that I can use for straight stitching...one is a Juki98e and one is an older New Home 270 (Janome). Both sew fast and strong. I have one Featherweight that I use just to keep her running smooth. She's a collectible machine that I was gifted with and is not for sale.
The machine that needs replacing is my Pfaff Quiltstyle 2042. I was gifted it, for Christmas one year, about 14 years ago. I have used it a LOT. It is starting to give me little issues as it is wearing out a tad. The bobbin winder isn't as good as it used to be and some of the electronic buttons are not working anymore. There is a repair on the foot pedal cord where one of the puppies we fostered years ago, chewed through it.
My dilemma is that the ONLY Pfaff dealer in the area is one that I do not want to deal with. I won't trash talk here; you'll just have to trust me, I have my reasons and they are valid. I have not found another dealership in this state.
So do I ship my machine to someone to maybe fix or try to find some place that will take it in trade? I would hate to try to sell it myself. Of course I could not do so, without telling what is wrong with it.
It's value now is probably $300-$500. To replace it I would need a machine that would cost about $2000. I need one machine that has fancy stitches. I've been considering a Janome 6600 or 7700. (at least I think those were the ones I was considering) lol
What do you all think?