SO I was sewing along on a binding when all of a sudden I heard a sound that can only be described as “”sproi-chunk”, and my tension assembly just … stopped working. At all. Upon further investigation, a tiny piece of plastic fell off into my hand from inside the machine. I’ll be dropping it off tomorrow. After 13 years of faithful service and zero problems, this kind of caught me unawares!
Not sure if this means I’m in the market for a new machine. What are your recommendations? I don’t need harp space for FMQ because I have a longarm, and I want something that can stand up to heavy use (and which can do more than a straight stitch for applique and stuff). What are your faves, everyone? What should I look at? I have Bernina, Janome and Juki within a mile, and would be willing to travel for others.