Just a note to beware of purchasing a longarm machine and using it for a home business. Read the fine print and make sure you won't void out your warranty. Unless your are purchasing a commercial machine, such as a Gammil, most machines such as a Handi Quilter or a Babylock Crown Jewel, are for home use only.
I am definitely going to purchase the HQ 18 Avante. I have Lupus & RA and the Avante was so smooth. The Babylock Crowne Jewel was awesome also but at the show it cost more. Either way I can't qualify for financing so save away. I'm not interested in the prostitcher at the moment. I am havibg fun with free motion until I can afford the longarm.