I am very new to quilting but am in it for life! I just finished my first quilt (sampler in quilt class) and am finishing up my second quilt for my newst grandson. I love every part of making the quilt from cutting to hand sewing the binding. I am quilting in the ditch for my grandson since I want to get the quilt to him quickly and it is the only technique I have learned so far. I already have fabrics for the next four projects!
I just ordered a quilting frame and am getting ready to purchase a (hopefully used) longarm machine. I am looking at a couple of 17 and 19" throats.
Here is my question: the space height at the throat on these are only 5" but that seems fairly common. Can I quilt a king size quilt with these dimensions?
I welcome all thoughts and comments. The three I am looking at are not well known but in my price range if I buy new: Crystal Quilt, Homesteader, Bailey's Home Quilter - all three are stretched.