sewing machine with basting stitch
I sew sporadically, usually in spurts. However, due to arm and wrist problems, I am limited in how much hand sewing I can do these days. It's time for a new machine, and I want one that has a basting stitch. I'm probably looking at something around/under $500. I'll try and sew just about anything, and do some home decorating kinds of things, cushion covers, blinds. etc. So, I need something that can handle heavier fabrics. Embroidery and quilting isn't really a need... but if it had those functions, I'd probably find a way to use then one day. Any advice would be appreciated.