the baby lock quilters choice has a lot of room to put your project on the machine and actually quilt. the pressure foot raises up high to get the quilt under it. the auto scissors is a great feature, you finish sewing and hit the button. no more grabbing for you scissors. a big time saver too. there is a great warranty on the quilters choice, also. if the store you purchase from offers lessons on the machine, be sure to take them. they will be able to teach you things about the quilters choice that would take you a lone time to learn on your own. the quilters choice is so easy to pick a stitch, you have a "cheat sheet" that hooks on to the handle of the machine or jsut leave it on the table next to you. pick a category from the groups of stitches, then pick the stitch you want. from there, you look at the front of the machine and select the category and then the stitch. you are able to sew with or without a foot pedal too.
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