Of course, I spaced and tore the paper off before re-reading the directions. So sorry but they are stable I promise! In fact, I didn't have newsprint, I used tracing paper which actually worked quite well! Lookng forward to doing more!
About machines, well, I am a Bernina girl dating back to 1989. Then I was ready to upgrade to a dependable machine ( the 1973 Singer from Sears wouldn't cut it anymore). So I totally splurged on a Bernina 1030 - the top of the line mechanical at the time - I couldn't afford the computerized one. Well, it's still my machine. I piece, sew, quilt, fmq, everything on it. But because I have a Bernina fetish, I also have a Bernina Sport 801, 830, 930 and a 1949 Featherweight (which I had to have '"cause everyone was raving about it" and I found a good one on craigslist). I also bought a Janome coverstitch because my Bernina 344DS serger doesn't do one and I hem alot of things for short friends and their short families lol! But I am not a fan of the Janome but I use it anyway when I need a straight stretch stitch. Oh and I also have a green retro Singer from the 60's which a short yoga teacher gave me as a trade to hem a tshirt for her.
As you can see, I still don't own a computerized machine and will probably keep it that way.
I love everything about my machines mostly because I don't know what features I am missing. I absolutely need a knee lift and a good walking foot and my #5 foot and zipper foot.
However, I would love someone to "pimp my stitch" and extend the bed of my machine 10 inches but leave everything else the same!