I have been thinking about quilting machines for awhile. I looked at a Gammil long arm machine a local woman was selling, but decided it was too scary for me. The 12 foot rack and large machine take up a lot of room and I would have to rent a space for it. I also felt I would have to eventually quilt for other people to justify the cost of the machine and I really don't want to do that. In addition, we don't have a Gammil technician in our region and the expense of bringing someone to town would be prohibitive. I have been quilting on my Bernina 430 for years, and I feel comfortable with the sit-down quilting process. If I decide to purchase a long-arm frame from Bernina, I can do that at a later date. The price of this new machine is less than half of the used, older Gammil and it takes less space. I am sure I made the right decision in my purchase.
Note to self...the machine doesn't make you a better quilter, practice does.
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