Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist
by Betty Smith
I started looking at sewing machines about 3 months before I found this one to purchase. It has all the features that I wanted for a very reasonable price. I found several other brands with similar features that cost hundreds of dollars more than my new Singer.
Now, for the bad news. I use my sewing machine at least 4-6 times a week, for several hours at a time with my quilting. I've only had the machine for less than 2 months and I'm preparing to send it to the shop. The drop feed lever has never worked correctly, but I thought I'd just use my old sewing machine for free motion quilting. Well, not a bad plan except that I hit a pin the other day and the whole machine quit working. Perhaps the computerized machines are a bit more touchy than I'm used to, don't really know, but it's definitely on it's way to the repair shop and I'm now relegated to using my basic mechanical machine.
I really like all the specialty stitches, the automatic thread cutter, the adjustable speed and several other features. It's not a bad machine, but when it breaks, it seems to have done so in a big way. The good news is that Singer has a great warranty program. It won't cost me anything to have it repaired, oh, except for the shipping.
SAVE YOUR ORIGINAL BOX AND PACKING MATERIALS!!!!
I did not realize the necessity, but Singer requires the machine be returned either in the original box OR professionally packed. UPS here I come! The shop in Atlanta tells me that they should have the machine back to me within a week of the time they receive it. I do hope so, because I'd planned on using many of the decorative stitches in quilts I'm making for Christmas.