I think your biggest decision will be whether to get a Long-Arm or a sit down machine, I am not a professional quilter but all my friends who run quilting businesses have long-arm machines. Having said that, I think this is a great machine for a beginner for several reasons:
1. Easy to Learn: You sit at the machine like you would a smaller machine.This makes it more intuitive (for me) and requires less room than a long arm.
2. Easy to Operate: It is very basic, built to do one thing (free motion quilting), easy to operate and maintain.
3. Economical: George is reason