I bought the PE 150 embroidery machine mostly do make gifts for family and friends. I like to make can koozies, towels, golf towels, and sweatshirts. I found this machine very easy to use. It does a great job and has not needed any major repairs in 5 years. I get most of my designs off the internet and edit them with embird so I have not use the preprogrammed designs much. However, they are easy to program and use if you wish to used them. I also bought a vikant ultimate box and card so I can transfer designs from my computer to the machine. This works great. I can create about anything I want. I have found that my kids like to wear the items I make and there friend also ask for them too. The bobbin winder works great. The thread winds smoothly and does not give me any problems. The only issue I have is that it is kind of loud and only does a 4 X 4 sewing area. I soon found I would have like to be able to do a bigger design.
Lake City, SD