I have the Sew Easy, and I love it! I've used it on just about every layout since I bought it. At first I wasn't completely sold on it because I thought I could get away with not buying the piercing mat and using a foam pad I already had - WRONG! It won't pierce the holes very well on any other mat, so make sure you get the Sew Easy piercing mat. The best part is that you can buy several different heads to do different stitches, and WRMK just came out with new ones (and I just got them in the mail and they are wonderful!)I would definitely recommend, and its ecnomical enough to at least give it a shot!