Top positive review
25 people found this helpful
A happy quilter here!
on May 24, 2016
I've had this machine a little over a month now and have done quite a bit of quilt piecing on it as well as some small quilting projects. This machine sews beautifully. The setup is simple and the instructions clear. The foot pedal is very responsive and once you get used to it, you're able to sew at whatever speed you need. The light is very bright and clearly illuminates around the presser foot so you can easily see what you are doing. The extension table give you a wonderful workspace that is sturdy and easy to take on/off. Besides the extension table the big selling point for me on the machine is the needle up/down option, I use this SO much and it works perfectly. The needle threader takes a few practice tries to get good at it, but it works well once you get the hang of it. The self-feeding bobbin is a dream, it works perfectly every time. Lastly, you get a wonderful assortment of accessories. And as a big bonus I hadn't even planned on, this machine is so much quieter than my older Singer. When I sew at a slow speed doing piece work, I can hold a conversation on speakerphone with no noise interference.
Overall I'm really enjoying this machine. I did have a "duh" moment when I first fired it up, I didn't check if the installed needle size matched my thread (it did not) and I kept breaking my thread until I swapped out the needle for the correct size for my thread weight. Once I changed needles I've had no issues with thread breakage. Just something to think about if you have thread breakage problems. Most thread companies websites provide the recommended needles for their different weight threads.
I give it 5-stars here a month in after buying it, I'll update in six months and let you all know if I still love it.
As a disclaimer - I purchased the factory refurbished model and not a new machine.