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    folds in quilt after I got it back from LAQ

    I received the quilt back with three folds in the borders LAQ said she did the best she could but borders were wavy. Never happened to me before. What can I do to hide them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmilton View Post
    I received the quilt back with three folds in the borders LAQ said she did the best she could but borders were wavy. Never happened to me before. What can I do to hide them?
    It probably never happened before, as you had your quilt flatter, and not so wavy.

    Another time ... get it flat before sending it to the quilter. Yes, it may mean that you need to take your borders off and re-do them, though wouldn't it be worth it?

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    Just the way I put borders on and works everytime. Measure quilt through the center. I lay my border strip and lightly smooth it out, mark and cut to that length, lay ontop of the other piece, lightly smooth, cut same size. Pin the border strips and quilt edge into thirds, sew on both pieces. Repeat for the other two sides. I've never had wavy borders. Good luck.
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    Can you use matching thread and slip stitch the folds down?

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    it is SO impoetant to measure and cut your borders correctly, you may not notice the waves when you get them on a frame for quilting theres no way to avoid puckers if they're too long.
    after you wash the quilt it's doubtful that they'll be noticed.
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    You might be able to find, or fabricate, an appropriate piece to applique over the crease.
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    Trust me...there is nothing a long armer doesn't try to get the waves out! As a long armer, I've had to quilt creases into a quilt before. I generally try to do it close to a seam if at all possible. Usually, it's the same customer that brings me wavy quilts. She is a friend and not that exact of a piecer. I just do the best I can, but can't seem to make her realize that her haphazardness is what results in folds in her borders.
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    I have never used a LAQ, but wouldn't it have been better if she had communicated with her customer before she quilted it and let her customer know there was a problem with the borders?

    I think she should have told you about the wavy borders before she quilted the wavy borders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annthreecats View Post
    I have never used a LAQ, but wouldn't it have been better if she had communicated with her customer before she quilted it and let her customer know there was a problem with the borders?

    I think she should have told you about the wavy borders before she quilted the wavy borders.
    And maybe she has communicated ... and no heed was taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks View Post
    Can you use matching thread and slip stitch the folds down?
    I've done this before and it works pretty well.
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