This being my first embroidery machine I had a lot of trouble installing the software. Once I finished that the machine worked great. The embroidery I did was beautiful. There was a lot of free patterns available for the machine. It was nice to see the patterns on your computer before stitching. I liked the idea that you can also use it as a regular machine. I enjoyed using all the different stitches for decoration. I made my granddaughter a quilt with her name on it. You should have seen her face light up when she saw it. I gave everyone personalized gifts for Christmas. They make wonderful presents. It's a quality machine and I would recommend it to anyone.