Well, I finally broke down and bought a new sewing machine. My previous one had been purchased by mom and dad as my high school graduation gift -- yeah, it was really old! Now I am the proud owner of this Baby Lock Quilter's Choice. I decided to go with this one over the Decorator's Choice as it came with the larger table, more functionality and it sews sideways. Although I do not know yet when I'd need to sew sideways I am certainly intriqued by the fact that I can. I bought the workbook binder that goes along with it as it is very well illustrated -- I'm one of those that needs pictures. My owner's class is April 19th.