Last week I came upon the sale of the GMQ Pro Grace frame. It's in excellent condition & I think I got a good deal @ $650. This is the alternative to the Handi-Quilter that I would really, really, love to own but the cost puts the kibosh on that! I now have it all set up in my sewing zone & have begun playing! I'm practicing with my Kenmore, but yesterday I was having trouble with the threading so I re-did it numerous times. I ended up breaking a needle & wouldn't you know it, when I went to remove the needle part it fell down into the machine. UGH! So today will be spent taking off the plate & hunting for that needle bit. Sure puts a wrench into my play time!
I really like having the frame but I think the machine might give me issues. My other maching is a Janome which is newer than the Kenmore & has more features so I want to keep her on my table.
Anyway, I wanted to share my excitement & if anyone has any tips/advice, please share.