I love my new Brother PC420. It is so easy to use and the manual explains everything so clearly with pictures and diagrams. I have tried many of the stitches and I have not had any problems with any of them. However, there are so many I have only scratched the surface. The bottom two rows of buttons are the most commonly used stitches. If you click on the picture above it will take you to Flickr, I have labeled some of the others. I love all of the accessories and feet!!! It is an incredible buy! So far I am very happy with it. Make sure if you do purchase this machine that you buy the larger bobbins that the machine asks for. I am so happy!