I purchased a button machine from Hope Yoder when I came back from KMIS in Tampa to make some covered buttons. Once I saw Hope's samples, I knew I just had to have one of these machines; it is going to come in so handy for my Embellisher scraps and marbelized fabric (I just took a fabulous marbelizing class from Elin Noble last weekend). Oh my gosh, this machine is such fun, so fast and has very professional results! There is a very small learning curve and then it's "you go girl!" Fast and easy - my kind of tool. I had a ball using it and so did my 10 and 13 year-old granddaughters without any help from Nana Margo (my Mom is Nana Bell). In fact, I had to pry them away from it or they'd have used up all my supplies!