This is my first time on this board. I have question. I have been quilting for many years. Well, I say I piece because I send out my quilts to be quilted. I have been looking for a machine so I can do echoing stitches and stitch in the ditch myself rather than paying someone to do it. I have a 25 year old Viking that is working great, but it is really difficult to get the quilts on and off.
So, I have been looking at the Juki TL 98 and found a new one in box for $749.00. But also was thinking about the Brother 1500.
Has anyone used these machines? Do you recommend them? Is $749.00 a good price (from what I see on the net, they run about $899.00). Is it worth spending the money on a new machine for an extra 2 inch area?
Or does anyone have any other suggestions?
Thanks ever so for the help.