I was sewing along and then a clunk and my sewing machine wouldn't work correctly. Took it in and a gear was broken. The company has been sold and no one is making replacement parts. So, long story short, I need a new machine. I have been out looking and am leaning toward a Bernina 580. Would like to hear from anyone out there that has one and if you have had any trouble with it or if there is another make or model that you would recommend. The Bernina that I was looking at has an embrodery module in it. I was just thinking of a basic machine, but since I have looked at a few machines, I am now more confused than ever. I am making do with a Singer 66-6 from 1931, but no backstitch or zigzag, oh well. Help me get the right machine for piecing and general sewing, I have a quilter so I dont need that function but the embrodery would be nice. Just think of the quilts I could make with it.