What, you ask???? Well, my George sit-down long-arm...
So, I looked at these machines - but frankly, wasn't sure whether one gained "enough" to warrant the purchase... But, after a lot of thought, I bought it - thinking that I could always sell it if it didn't float my boat.... how's that for a confident purchase???? ha ha
Fast forward six weeks - enough that it doesn't frighten me any more -
and I am cranking out quilts like no body's business... so here's what I think now:
1) The wide throat is fabulous - my quilting is better quality cause I am not struggling with the quilt.
2) I love leaving it set up and a project in progress - I just sit down and sew!
3) If you already machine quilt, your skills will transfer very quickly - doesn't take time at all to be comfortable!
5) Is it faster? I don't know - I think I put in more quilting now, so probably not faster, but definitely better.
6) It is simple - a little oil, a little canned air(yes, it's ok in this machine, not so your Bernina), a new needle once in a while, and off you go..
7) that scary "tension" thing is mostly about just buying the kind of thread the machine likes to sew with....
I LOVE MY GEORGE - and my stack of sandwiched but unquilted projects is shrinking at record speed...
NOW IF IT WOULD PUT ON BINDINGS!!
I close with some family photos:: DH with the kittens in their 'outdoor activity' tent... usually its just for the kitties, not humans...