i've just finished quilting my second quilt and it is very obvious that i need a bigger/better machine to keep up the fun. i'm looking for something that can handle piecing and quilting with a decent amount of space to the right of the needle, but that will fit my modest price range at $1200 or under. any suggestions?
I've got a Viking Sapphire that I got on ebay for about $600 last year...has a large harp space (space to the right of the needle). No complaints about it, but I don't know what the price is new.
I have a brother pq1500 s and their also on ebay good all around straight stitcher.
Quilting My Rainbow
I bought a Janome Memory Craft 6600 2 yrs ago for around $1500. Janome has some new models since I bought mine so the price may be less now. Also, you may want to consider a machine that has been traded in. They are usually serviced and offered with classes and a warranty.
You can also get the Janome Memory Craft 6500 - for about $1000 -