Ok so I've decided I need a longarm because as old age sets in, arthritis in my shoulder is making it harder and harder to quilt. I started to look at the HQ18, the Tin Lizzie and now the Babylock and am starting to get really confused. Add to that the possibility of just getting the frame and using my Bernina to quilt. That sounds ok, but is 6 inches enough to do what I want to do. I really would appreciate help in telling the various longarms apart. Also does anyone have just a frame and use their sewing machine? Yes, I also am cringing at spending allot of money too. Help please!