I did a lot of research on machines before purchasing. It came down between this one and the PE770. In retrospect I wish I had bought the PE770 since it was a few dollars cheaper (they're the exact same machine if you didn't know that) considering I haven't used any of the built in designs since they aren't my taste. But I'm overall pleased. I bought this machine to start a small side business. And 2 years later it is still going strong with this trusty machine hard at work! The machine only
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comes with one set of hoops, so if you're planning on using it back to back, an extra set of hoops is probably your most valuable investment you can make. I don't really have any complaints with the machine other than size limitations, but I knew that going into it since I needed an affordable option. Sure the machine can get a little finicky sometimes (tension, threads break occasionally, etc.) but overall it has treated me well. Since purchasing this machine I have learned to see and bought a brother sewing machine, also wouldn't trade it for any other brand. The next two big purchases will be the ScanNcut cm650w (it can cut your applique patterns for you!!! Time saver!) and the Entrepreneur PR655. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and love the easy to figure out features on all the machines I've used since I hate reading manuals. And YouTube is awesome for videos!