SO I bought my longarm machine a year ago. I tried out two machines in two days, and knew it was the way to go for me. It’s what’s really allowed me to finish my quilts in a timely fashion, and do some neat things with the quilting I just wouldn’t have done before. I’ve been practicing and working on it as much as I can while creating new patterns and quilts.
So here’s the problem. I think I’m coming to realize it’s too big for me. I have a 26″ space, and when I was at QuiltCon recently, I had the chance to work on a much smaller machine, which means it was much lighter. Suddenly, the stitches and patterns I had been working so hard on at home seemed much easier and almost effortless, and the designs I was quilting looked great.
So what do I do? Do companies even take trade-ins for downsizing to a smaller model? Do I try out a bunch of other machines and put mine up for sale? ARGH.