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Thread: How Long Do You Wait to Get on Your Long-Armer's Schedule?

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    I just wanted to clarify that I don't think 4 weeks is too long, especially a talented quilter. I do think that 8 weeks or more (some people mention 6 months!!!) is a long time. I am just speaking in generalitites as well. Not specifically about before Christmas because I know that is a very heavy period of activity.

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    Maybe I am a little impatient, but if I were to send out a quilt I couldn't wait several months for it. I haven't done it yet, but would be ecstatic to have an answer of 4-6 weeks return time. That would include quilting other than FMQ, because that I could do myself.

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    My longarmer has super quick turn around time. She usually has my quilts back to me in 2 weeks or less but during the holiday season it's 3 weeks or less.

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    Just more reason why I make all my quilts - start to finish. I don't trust anyone but myself. If I don't do a good job, it is all on me. I am not a patient person and hate waiting for anything. Therefore I do all my own quilting.
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    In our area its usually 4/6 weeks ....she already is about full for the Christmas season.

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    If I know I am giving a quilt for Christmas I book my "slot/space" in June or July. Most of the talented Long Arm Pros are booked solid by now with quilts that must be delivered before the holidays.

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    I have had about 6 quilts quilted by my LAQ. It takes about 2 months for me to get them back. The LAQ has a full time job. I am told that she will do faster work once she retires and has more time for quilting. When I am in a hurry, I do the quilting myself on my Bernina.

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    I wouldn't wait longer than a month unless its christmas season, and then you should also realize that this time of year shortly before christmas is when LA get more busy with all the christmas gift

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    My longarmer books 6-8 months out. She's a friend and is well worth going to, so I book as soon as I know for sure the quilt will be made. For instance, as soon as the Hoffman Challenge fabric was revealed last month, I booked my quilt. The fabric isn't available yet and the quilt design isn't done yet, but my entry will be quilted in April.

    I never leave quilts with her for months and months. I take them to her when they are scheduled. Why should they sit in a bin at her house when they can sit in one at mine? That makes no sense to me at all. If she's ready for it a bit early, she calls me to see if I'm ready for her to start on it. If I cancel, she easily fills the time slot. She has over 200 customers and quilts full-time. The whole system meets the needs of both of us very well and I couldn't ask for a better longarmer.
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    Just curious, if anyone is willing to share....how much do most LAQ's charge for a quilt? I know there's a huge difference between someone just stippling vs a computerized or detailed design. A friend of mine took a king size log cabin quilt to a LAQ and never asked them up front what they would charge. They did a nice job of FMQ feathers throughout, but charged her $1200. I can't believe someone would take a quilt to be done and have absolutely no clue how much it might cost them.

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