I was very excited to receive this sewing machine as a birthday gift from my mom and husband two years ago. I was thrilled to have it. I enjoy sewing and was happy to be able to do projects again. I have gotten a lot of use out of this machine. I have sewn clothes on it for myself and for other children. I have used it to repair clothing that I have bought in the store. And to make baby gifts and quilts for friends. Lately, it has started to make a squeaking sound when I sew. My husband took it apart and tried to fix it. However, he can not figure it out. I really do not want to pay the money to take it to get repaired because I'm not sure how much it would cost and if it would be better to just buy a new machine instead. One thing that I do like about using this brand is that you can easily find parts for it in wal-mart or other craft stores. If you need extra needles, bobbins, etc. the parts are easy to get for it. I have a friend who has a different brand sewing machine, and she is always having a difficult time finding parts for it.