How do I choose a quilting machine?
Look at the throat width of the sewing machine you are considering purchasing. Get the largest throat width possible for your money. When it comes to machine quilting your own quilt top this will be important, especially when working on large bed quilts. Speed Control is a great feature.
Can any sewing machine be used for quilting?
While you can use just about use any regular sewing machine for quilting (a quilting machine is a sewing machine after all!), a quilting machine has a variety of add-ons and capabilities that really separate the two.
Do I need a walking foot to quilt?
If you are quilting layers of fabric with batting, a walking foot keeps all the layers stable and moving smoothly. This is true whether you’re making a bed-size quilt or a small tote.