Margo wrote:leafy wrote:If quilting is your main goal, this may be the way to go. (unless you're Diane Gaudynski)
Or Ricky Tims or any of these other quilters: http://www.berninausa.com/content-n589-sUS.html
You don't even have to be Diane or Ricky or Harriet, you could just be someone like me who's driven every longarm at every show he's been at for many years. I just prefer quilting on a domestic machine. I don't even like the stationary longarms I've driven better than most domestic machines I've worked with. Maybe some of it is that I think longarms are mostly just plain ugly beasts. They're like military jeeps. Why can't they add some flair?
But I don't want to pay $6,000 or $8,000 for an 820/830 either. What I want is an 820 body -with the arm length - but only my 430 features inside. For $3,000 or less. You'd think they could do that... =)
I think I'd only want a longarm if I went into quilting business. Because it's probably faster. Even though I think it's less fun.