I've been quilting for many years but never been on a message board like this. Recently I'm been machine quilting more of my tops and now want to purchase a machine to better handle this part of the process. There is so much to learn here! Like most of us, I am on a budget. Any suggestions regarding choice of machine? I've heard good things about the 9" throat Megaquilter/Pfaff Grand Quilter but haven't used one. On a frame is there really enough space to work a queen quilt ....or do you have to remove from the frame and turn? And how much of a hassle can that be? Has anyone any experience with the Voyager 17" and stretch frame made by Hinterberg? It is a number of thousands of dollars less than the new Pfaff 18 x8" or the Tin Lizzie 18 but nearly the same room to the right of the needle.
Any mid/long arm quilters out there who would share some advice?