Buying a longarm quilting machine is a big decision. They are expensive and can take up quite a bit of space in your home or studio. They also might require quite a bit of skill to operate and use well, depending upon the machine. At Floyd & Lizzie’s in West Jordan, UT, our experts can walk you through all the different features of our longarm quilters, give you the chance to try out several popular models, and teach you how to use your new machine.
When shopping for a longarm quilting machine, especially one that will be used at home, consider the following:
Workspace. The minimum is 9 inches and your maximum should be what you can comfortably reach, usually about 18 inches.
Stitch regulation. This refers to the machine’s stopping, starting, and motor speed, and really affects your ability to control the stitching.
L or M size bobbins. Constantly rethreading the machine on large projects is no fun, so you want your machine to be able to accommodate large bobbins.
Auto thread cutting. This allows you to cut the bobbin and needle threads at the same time without any pulling or tugging.
Ample lighting. You certainly need to be able to see what you are doing!
Come see us today and let us help you find a machine that is just right for you!