My regular **sewing** **machine** is a **Bernina** Activa 220. I love it. It's very basic and doesn't have a bunch of embroidery crap on it. I like that. I wanted a no frills **machine**. The quality of my **sewing** has improved greatly since I purchased my **machine**. It comes with a foot that allows you to edge stitch perfectly at any width. You also have the option of choosing whether you want the **machine** to stop with the needle up or down, so you don't have to reach over and turn the wheel every time you want to put the needle in the right position. I haven't had any tension problems with it at all. You might get a skipped stitch every now and then unless you buy higher quality thread such as Metrosene or Gutterman. I have to say that my favorite thing about this **machine** is the automatic buttonholer. It's awesome. The buttonholes look 100% professional. This machine is electric run so it hums ever so quietly. Definitly reccomend this to anyone!