I just started quilting and needed a machine that would help me get into this new hobby. I have only used the basic features of this machine, but I love it. It is easy to thread & use. I love the hand controls for speed vs. having to use the pedal (although there is a pedal, if you prefer to use it). I am excited to learn some of the other features of this machine! I've already completed 2 quilts using it, so it has definitely seen some hours logged already and it performs just like new.