There's lots of topics about what kind of machine to buy, what features to look out for and even where to buy them.
I don't remember seeing any topics about WHEN people decided to buy a long arm machine. So here it is!
WHEN did you decide to buy a LA?
Like HOW LONG were you involved in making quilts before you decided you NEEDED a LA?
Did you get tired of paying to have someone else quilt your quilts?
Did you want to start up a business to make money at it?
How long did it actually take to make the purchase? months? years?