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I wanted one big thing for my thirtieth birthday: to learn a new skill. After months of deliberating, I've decided to learn to sew. Of course I'll be a beginner so I don't need much, but I'm on a serious search for a good basic sewing machine.
I know I want the option to quilt, but other than that-- where to start? I spent last night reading reviews and this has been the most helpful so far. I might as well pay homage to Purl Soho now because they'll likely be the source of inspiration and materials. [Even without sewing or knitting know-how, I'm already a daily reader of their great blog!]
Clearly it's all very subjective, but what machine do you use and love? What do you look for? Or avoid?