Thanks for the wonderful ideas you all post, I just love this community. I took a LQ16 class at our LQS and fell in love, the quilting was so easy! Now, do I save money up to buy my own (I like to finish projects fast, not run to the local store) or should I just increase my skills in free motion quilting? If I do, what kind of sewing machine would you all recommend? I have a Singer professional for now, but I am ready to upgrade. I am willing to pay pretty decent money for a machine that would make my free motion easier. Any ideas? I don't know enough about Viking and Berninas to do a comparison. Its hard to trust the stores, since they usually will want you to buy the brand they are selling! Any advice would be welcomed!