if you ever sell anything with a disney design you could be in for a lot of trouble.
the new singer futura has some positive reviews from threads magazine and is available at joanne fabrics for about 550.
my new purchase once next month's mortgage payment is made is the husquvarna viking designer se limited edition.
threads magazine reviewed a bunch of the new machines in their last issue and then my husband did more research from there.
i sew a lot so a good machine with strong customer support & service centers is important.
unfortunately with an embroidery machine you do get what you pay for.
a less expensive model is fine for bows, but to branch out into art to wear, clothing, hats & bags a better machine will bring you much more years of reliable service.
i also have a pathological dislike of anything disney.
they are just too full of themselves.