I have been reading reviews and watching for some weeks now the Brother Embroidery and Sewing Machine SE-350 at our local Walmart. Originally the machine was priced over $400.00, but since it is being discontinued at Wmart, the two left were reduced to $299.00. After fretting and stewing about the cost and whether I really wanted or needed another machine, I decided to bite the bullet and get it. Well, I am happy as a clam. It is MUCH heavier than my Brother XR-7700 Quilting and Sewing machine , and it runs quieter, is computerized, cuts my thread for me automatically at the end of a seam, and actually has a REAL carrying handle and a cloth cover. It seems like a far sturdier machine than my first. The instructional DVD which comes with the machine is well done, easy to follow, and very helpful. I also have my old Singer Featherweight which has been overhauled and is as good as new. That is one of the best machines ever made....heavy duty and dependable. It’s a great one for quilters.If you are interested in knowing more about them, this is a wonderful website devoted entirely to the old Featherweights - April1930s.