Hi! I am from Alabama and have a question for all you folks that have been quilting for awhile. I am in the market for a new quikting machine and want to stay around 1200.00 any recommendations? Also, i have gone to local places but they say they would orefer I did jot test drive the machine, what do you do in that case? I sure don't want to spend that knd of money and not be able to test it first! Thanks for all your recommendations and suggestions!
hi elizabeth, welcome to the group
gini in north idaho
Welcome, Elizabeth ! Are you looking for an actual quilting machine or a sewing machine that you can quilt on ? If your looking for a machine, Sewing Machine Plus .com has several in your price range. Also, they have just a quilting machine, too. You could test it at a store and than buy online at the cheaper price, thats what I did.After comparing prices they were the better buy and no sales tax and free shipping. Hope this helps! Susan, North Florida
For a sewing machine you can quilt with, get one that has a good dealer near you. Someone you can trust to help you if there are problems.
Fro a long arm, perhaps you can find a good used machine.
Welcome Elizabeth...I can't believe that a shop wouldn't want you to test drive the machines. Mine in Reno wouldn't sell me a machine unless I tested them...actually they were able to upsell that way.