Summary: I bought this machine after researching others around the same price. This was definitely a good buy and I am pleased with it. I am still getting the hang of using the auto threader and since practice makes perfect I shall soon be there. The satin stitch is awesome, I am in the process of making sunbonnet sue quilts for my two granddaughters and this is a much easier and practical way to do this applique. It is lightweight and perfect for quilt workshops.
Summary: I collect the classic black featherweights. I have four of them, plus a dozen or so other machines in all manner of brands and complexity, so I thought it might be fun to try one of the newer models to see if they had actually found a way to improve on perfection. Imagine my surprise when it arrived, and it was not only lightweight and small, but extremely easy to use in every mode.
Summary: Very nice sewing machine for the price. Love all the great features and the size of the machine. Being able to use it without the foot pedal is great, and the up/down needle button and speed control, especially the slow button is great. It also has a lot of great stitches built in. Threading is very easy.