The very first time I used my Euro-Pro sewing machine was to make seat covers for my then husband's truck. At first I thought I was in trouble because I had not used my sewing machine yet, but with my instruction booklet on how to get starter, I had no problems at all. The Euro-Pro is made to sew heavy material, which I made the seat covers in a heavy corduay. Since then, I have made some beautiful quilts. I won't use any other sewing machine. I love my Euro-Pro, and have told others about it. I have even lent it out on occassion. But not for very long, as I keep it swt up, ready to use at a minutes notice, for myself or to help others when needed.