This is full of good info. on all things sewing...patterns,machines, etc.; even free on-line classes. There is a free basic membership or you can pay and get all the "bells and whistles". I found out about it at work, since Jo Ann's Fabrics offers the members of this site a 10% discount w/ proof of membership.
Check it out, I would love some feed back-it seems pretty good at first glance.