i have a brother that i have had for 3 or 4 years, but it is very worn down, it was really only supposed to be used for occasional sewing. i dont sew that often, but when i do, i usually have a ton of stuff to make. this past christmas, after i made the kids pj's, i went to make several blankets for my niece, and i think i killed my machine!
Sorry to butt in since I don't sew, but my mom does. She's had her Singer for over 30 years and it still works perfectly. It's the bulky kind with the foot pedal. I've heard that they made machines meant to last back then vs. now. It could be worth checking out estate sales.
this sucks. why do i have to like the really hard to find fabric?? he is 2 years old, he is going to like the quilt i make him because its got tigger on it, but NOOOOO that is not good enough. i have to like this really hard to freakin find fabric. ugh. J is not surprised. i am after all his picky little bitch. ;D