Thank you, Kate, for your advice on purchasing a long arm machine. I would certainly look around carefully, since the one I'm interested in runs about $10,000! I'm still in the planning stages and have yet to convince myself that I would use it enough to justify the cost and space it would take up. I really don't want to quilt for others. I've overheard a lot of quilters' critical remarks about long arm work done for them. I don't want to go there. Thanks, again.