In the past I've seen discussion about embroidery machines but I never paid any attention as I really had no interest in them. Today I was visiting a friend who just purchased a new Brother machine....don' know what model but with some extras like thread she purchased it on Amazon for less that $400. I was impressed when she showed me some blocks that she had done. She shared with me that she was disappointed because she thought she could do quilt blocks with a bigger design than just about 4 inches. Could you experts tell me if there is such an machine? If she can find one that she likes better she is going to sell me her new one and let me make payments!