So I found a shop about 40 minutes away that has a private quilting room that you can rent with the HQ16 to use. It's $15 an hour. How long do you think it takes to get used to using this machine enough to actually work on your quilt? Is it a good deal? I've never used a long arm, so I'm worried I would have to rent it for like 75 hours to quilt my twin sized quilt! What do you think? My husband is going to take me up this afternoon to check it out. I'm really excited, they have a sewing machine store with new and used machines and an attached fabric shop! Can't wait!