My husband wanted to purchase an embroidery/sewing machine for me. Neither of us knew much about embroidery machines. We looked at other brands. For the features on the CE-150, and the fact its a Singer, we chose it. I started working on it as soon as we got it home. It sews so quietly and smoothly!! I've made baby bedding, burp cloths, receiving blankets, and two quilts with the sewing part. I can't even begin to list the things I've embroidered. The embroidery part was easy to figure out, especially since I knew nothing about it. I've received many compliments on every item that I've embroidered. There's still A LOT for me to learn about the functions in the embroidery, but I WILL learn. I use the machine at least two days a week. The only thing that I didn't like was the beeping about broken thread, BUT that was my fault; I was threading the machine wrong. You MUST make sure it's threaded correctly. Which the 'help' section addresses proper threading; that's how I discovered what I was doing wrong. EXCELLENT machine!!!!