As I'm in the UK, the search for a solution to hauling my quilts through the machine, was fairly easy.
There was no way we could afford a long-arm machine of any type; I didn't have a free table top so the Superquilter was out; I don't have a room long enough for the GMQ and an aluminium frame I saw at a quilt show (possibly the Handiquilter) was much too tall for me. I'm only just 5 feet!!
This left the Little Gracie II as the only possible candidate and one was duly ordered from The Cotton Patch. My Brother sewing machine had way too small a throat to really work and was dreadfully under-powered. I'd have liked one of those nice Nolting mini long-arm machines but no way could the budget stretch to that so, after trying a Pfaff Grand Quilter at Sandown Quilt Show, I settled for one of those. I must say it is a lovely machine and sews like a dream, I don't know how I managed without it.