OK ladies.....my MC1100 is acting up again (3rd time) when embroidering until this time. Now it sounds like an old Ford choking! I'm thinking of trading this in and get an enbroidery machine and a sewing/quilting machine. I would like to stay with the Janome for the sewing one. I thought I would upgrade to the new Janome Horizon MC12000 but not sure if I want a combination again. I'll find out more about then tomorrow when I go online and also call my quilt shop. I'm just not sure what I want to do!!!! What are your opinions and recommendations!