I tied my first two quilts (30 ys apart!), then learned to machine quilt on my DM. When I got older and had trouble getting down on the kitchen floor to pin them, I got my Voyager 17/ Hinterberg Stretch Frame. I've never sent out a quilt. Like several of the others have said, I just want to do them from start to finish. I love the whole process, except the binding....I think binding is boring, LOL!