Purchased in January 2013 - first time I used it to do lettering - and the letters did not space properly. When I watched the Sellers perform on the machine - they gave the impression the machine would save words that may be sewed over and over. It does not. The food peddle sticks and the machine keeps sewing when released by 2-3 stiches. Sometime the bobbin wont wind (yes I threaded it correctly!). Now 3 years later, was sewing zigzag and it just quits. All it does is beep. Called and the lady could not do a thing - she had me trouble shoot all the same things I did prior to the call. She said I have to ship it to them, pay shipping both ways and pay for Labor to fix it..Really, shipping both ways and labor would probably cost what I paid. See Companies today can make cheap products, sell them and charge an arm and leg to fix what they know is going to break down. DON'T BUY A SINGER...I should have known better!