I sat down to piece the borders of my Lonestar-Gone-Wrong quilt, and thought: "mmm... what's that funny sound?" but I continued to sew and sew and sew, and about 25% of the way through the boarder piecing, the machine made a loud KA-THUNK sound as if some internal piece of metal came off and fell down went boom (inside), and the needle apparatus just stopped. No more sewy-sewy.
Guess it's time to find the nearest/best Singer service place. And once again, this quilt becomes a UFO...
Will it EVER be done?
Now I understand why so many of you have more than one sewing machine.
p.s. my fear is that the repair will cost more than the value of the machine! :-(
p.p.s. I guess I could HAND-piece...