Buying a new machine is a very large outlet for some. They cost even more than furniture. You are able to pay later or monthly etc for furniture can we do the same foe machines which are just as necessary or use.
I would love the pfaff with a larger throat . My bernina is too small for a full quilt.
Some people want to quilt but the cost of the machine is the off putting item. Lets face it to begin quilting is very expensive with mats cutter and rulers and as a result some shops do. Beginners packs of these tools.
But machines just want full cost straight out . They are the only area I know it happens.