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Thread: Long Arm Machine

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    I have a chance of purchasing an old dependable Bernina electronic machine vs. a new long arm machine for probably the same money. Which would you do given the fact I make lots of baby quilts?

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    For the same price, I would purchase the long arm. You can grow with the long arm but not with the Bernina. Even if you only do baby quilts, if you ever wanted to have the option to go bigger then you can.

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    My frame can be set up for crib size or king.
    No more pining.
    I will not buy a Bernina, way overpriced.

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    I would go with the long arm. I think it would be more versatile. I do a lot of baby quilts on my long arm.

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    Long arm. If you plan it right, you can load a long length of backing and batting and then 'group' quilt several baby tops in a row. Goes quickly.

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    It would depend on if this were to be your only machine. If so, then the long arm isn't the choice. If you already have a good and sturdy machine to piece with, then jump on the long arm provided you have lots of room for it.

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    Agree

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    Hmmm. What "long-arm" are you talking about?

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    I am talking about any long arm, especially the one that your wallet would allow. You could pay as little $1946 and as much as $34,000.

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    i would buy the long arm... makes the quilting so much easier.

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