Several companies that manufacture long-arm quilting machines include Tin Lizzie 18, APQS and Nolting. A couple other companies that make long-arm machines are Baby Lock and Bernina.
Tin Lizzie 18 earns its namesake by producing machines that have 18 inches of throat space to give users a lot of area to work. Some of its products, such as the JUKI TL-2200QVP, offer 10 inches of height. Since most machines only provide 8 inches of height, these machines let users carry out larger projects and use more materials at the same time.
APQS is an American quilting manufacturing company that has been around for over 30 years, as of 2016. It claims to have the fastest needle speed in the industry with machines that can sew over 3,500 stitches per minute. All machines come with a lifetime warranty and a lifetime commitment to customer support. Customers can receive a one-day free class for beginners, and there is also free access given to online training videos.
Nolting is the company that developed the first long-arm prototypes and invented the long-arm quilting machine in the 1970s. It is an American company that claims its machines to be the highest quality in all price categories.