I had the frame set up at the whole 12 feet since I have the room even though I have never made a quilt bigger than 5 feet wide. I am hopping to get good at the long-arm and use it for most of my quilting. Since I mostly do art quilts I also hope to be able to use this for thread painting. Do any of you fellow long-armers have any tips or advice on how to get up to speed. Do you have any books, videos, websites or other sources of training you can recommend? Thanks!.