PFAFF Creative 1473, $170. This is my first high end computer (albeit vintage) machine purchased exclusively for decorative stitches. Interestingly, this was acquired from a local repair shop after being abandoned by the owner. Apparently this happens often!? Fortunately, it had already been serviced and tuned… running wonderfully! I do find this machine a little sensitive and inconsistent. Also, it generates a significant amount of heat after heavy use. Research has revealed this to be a common thing with Pfaff machines, and there is even a disclaimer in the manual for this model. I’m still researching which brand would be a good item to pursue for high quality embroidery.