I am so disgusted with my longarm machine. :-( I spent hours and hours yesterday and this morning trying to get this quilt done and it's just useless. I have gone over and over adjusting it and it looks good on a practice side piece but then, soon as I start on the quilt I can't go for one minute without something going wrong. The top thread breaks or I get eyelashes or it skips stitches, or something else. Then I spend a half hour and MORE unpicking just to have it do it all over again.
I guess that's what I get for only spending $6000 on it. Not to try making excuses for myself but the act of quilting isn't what I'm bad at. I mean, I can quilt OK. It's dealing with the constant problems with the machine that makes me not want to do it.
I started looking at machines online this morning... APQS, A1, Gammill, etc. The APQS Millenium is $17,400, the Lenni is $9,900 and that's bare bones. The A1 Professional package is $17,450 and that includes the power fabric advance and the hydrolic lift, which seems like a good deal to me.
Why can't things just work how they're supposed to?