Cynthia, sorry to take so long w/ answer, l was travelling. Yes tge Bailey's a great machine . Mine's the 15". They come 13", 15", & 17". Although l have used it only on a table so far, tomorrow l'm going to alter the wood carriage on my frame to fit it, then try it as a longarm. There's a Baikey group on proboards ( yahoo), and if you join it, you can learn more about them. Some of the members around the country have offered to let people see/try them in action. There's probably 1 or 2 in Ca.The machine is a dedicated quilting machine, no feed dogs. It is all mechanical, ( no computorization...yay!). It comes w/ handle, speed control ( a stitch regulator of sorts is extra), an extra hook assembly ( in case of wear ), and a stylus laser for pantographs. You can get a frame/machine package cheaper than separate purchases. Since l have a homebuilt frame, l just got tge machine itself. Hope this helps.
Cynthia, I am more of an applique type, but I do piecing, too. Good luck with your future quilting endeavors! I enjoy both hand quilting and machine quilting. I think I am better at the hand quilting, but I am really trying to improve my machine quilting. I took a class last summer at the Sewing and Quilting Expo. That and practice is helping a lot. If you want to learn free-motion machine quilting, check out Leah Day's blog, The Free Motion Quilting Project. She is awesome.
About me: I've been quilting since the early 1990's. I'm raising 3 boys, so I don't have as much time as I'd like. I do design my own patterns. I have one in the current Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Spring Issue, too. Fun! I also try to garden, love nearly all types of music, have 2 cats, and today is my Anniversary.