I’ve got a question for anyone with an opinion about it!
I think I’m pondering moving forward with some new ideas and projects. I’d love to know your thoughts on your favorite longarms and midarm machines.
I currently have a PFAFF Grand 1200 HobbyQuilter on a Grace frame, but I’m leaning towards upgrading.
My son is encouraging me to buy a longarm quilting machine (I don’t think he understands the costs involved), but maybe now is the time to look at the possibilities.
My basket of 19 flimsy patchwork tops waiting to be quilted has me thinking that might not be a bad idea.
I’m kind of the budget-bargain-always looking for a deal-type gal, and while that comes in handy, it is also limiting at what I look at and consider. I want to get an idea of the bigger picture before I make any commitments. I have some really great sewing machine stores around with just about anything I could think of, so it’s a bit overwhelming to walk in and know what to look at.
Since it is a bit like buying a car, with sales people and a lot of time I’d be taking up, I want to have a little more focus going into the showrooms.
I usually piece queen-sized quilts. I don’t mind sitting or standing to quilt, and with MS, sometimes sitting is nicer–but I don’t want that to stop me from considering a machine on a frame instead of a table.
So please chime in if you have any advice!! It would be greatly appreciated.
What machine do you use? I’d love to hear your comments about what you love about your longarm or midarm machine.