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Old 04-13-2013, 01:18 PM
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A decent 20" long arm machine will cost $3000. A decent 30" long arm will be $4500. For the number of times you are going to need a long arm machine, it's not worth it.

Any Juki 1541 will work fine. You don't need automatic back tack or automatic thread cutting, you just need a basic lockstitch machine with compound feed, walking foot(alternating presser feet is the correct term), and reverse. Anything more than that is overkill.
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