Upscale Beginner MachineAlso, need to note that this is not a quiet machine (sometimes I have to turn up the TV or music that I am listening to because of the machine). I am not sure if the noise is normal or maybe the more expensive machines are a lot quieter. However, I am used to it now.
Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy to Use
Cons: manual missing information
I have had the machine for 3 months now. I have tried out about 90% of all the features. I like the machine so far. It is not as quiet as I thought that it would be, but I think that it is a good machine overall. PROS-I love all the extra feet and the extension bed, that gave it the extra scoring points with me. I really like the digital selection buttons. I also like the button for needle up/down and the twin needle function. This is truly a plus. CONS-What really hit a sour note with me was that the manual is for the 7469 and does not touch on the 7469Q features. So you have to figure it out on your own. I think with a better made manual the sewing machine would be that much better. Also, the drop/raise feed dog is located at the back of the machine. Not sure why this mechanism could not have been put on the front or even the right side of the machine.
The only other thing that I wish this machine had was a speed regulator. Since I am learning to free motion quilt, I wish I could set it to a medium speed to practice. This will be something that I will want if I get another machine.
|Here is a sampling of some of the stitches on the sewing machine.|
|I had to add a name next to the length and stitch selector as I always got them confused.|