Originally Posted by mama's place
I don't have any experience with the Mega Quilter, but even when I upgrade to a long arm- the Juki stays. I never heard of washers either, but when I have been using either bobbin thread in the bobbin or the same as the top. And I've been using pre-wound bobbins, which I love when quilting- because I only have 4 bobbins and this way I don't have to reload them three times while the machine is on the frame.
I find the Juki to be consistent and smooth and flawless. I also really like that you can clean her out thoroughly- all the parts are right there and visible. After a couple of years of swearing at computerized machines, I might buy another one for the stitches, but I'll stick with Juki for piecing and quilting.