Just like you know the creaks and groans and other oddball noises that your house makes, I know all the little pings and dings that my Handiquilter makes ... at least I did. I could even tell when the bobbin was getting low just by the sound. My new machine - LOVE it! But we are definitely in the "getting acquainted" phase of our relationship.
Just finished the first quilt on my new Avante. It sews like a dream. Can't wait to get another one loaded. Or 2 or 3 ... there is a never ending supply of quilt tops are here.