I have this fantasy that I will sew up some sails and do some canvaswork on a Sailrite sewing machine (that has not yet been purchased). The bride (of 40+ years) does some sewing on a 500 year old Sears portable.
So my question is: Would the Sailrite machine be suitable for her general purpose sewing or not? If the Sailrite would be as good (or hopefully even better) than the old dinosaur, I will launch a campaign to make the switch. Since even in the best of circumstances this will be a hard-fought battle, I don't want to start laying out strategy if the Sailrite would not be suitable.