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Thread: Just got my quilt back from the quilter and it's bad.....

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    This has never happened to me and was wondering if it's ever happened to any of you.

    I have done a few quilts, I have come a long way, but have an even longer way to go. I do love it though.

    With that said, I turned in my quilt to be quilted and the back of it looks horrible. it looks like someone folded the fabric in certain places and then quilted over it. She said I did something wrong when piecing the back.

    Did I do something wrong? Or was it her fault? I am really curious!!!!
    It cost me $100 to be quilted and I was hoping it would've looked much better. THe top looks great, it's just the back that is really bad.

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    I'm new to longarm quilting but... if their are wrinkles she didn't watch what she was soing and load botton square and watch for the wrinkles.

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    Here are some thoughts. If the pieced backing didn't lay flat (poofy areas) then some pleating can occur. Your quilter should have contacted you to let you know she was going to have a problem before she started quilting. The quilt backing can't be seen while quilting until it is being rolled as you quilt but the quilter can get a pretty good idea if the backing is going to lay flat or not when it is loaded onto the frame. Just MHO.

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    she should have been able to tell you up front that the back was going to be a problem.

    even experienced quilters make mistakes with tops and backs so she really shouldn't blame it on your experience - she should have told you once she noticed the problem.


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    I agree with what the other's have said. We take our things to a professional, be it quilter, paint shop or whatever... They have the knowledge and experience to spot a problem...they should then call and let us know, let us make the decision to proceed or if we should just go and pick it up. I would rather pay a few $$$ for their time...than pay full price and not be happy with the end result...that is not good for their business's reputation either...JMHO also....

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    Thanks everyone for your opinions. You're right. If she spotted the problem, she should've called. I definitely won't be going back there!

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    I am a machine quilter and that should never had happened.
    the backing was not pulled evenly with the quilt and it puckered.
    I have a machine quilting business and would be happy to do your next quilts. email me and
    i can get an information sheet to you.

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    I certainly would let her know about it and ask her to do it over if possible (free of charge).

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    wow, well I have hope to take one to the quilter soon, something for me to keep in mind!

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    I SOOO wish I had the guts to ask her to do it over. I just don't think it would go well. She was super nice, but said that I somehow stretched the fabric, so it was my fault. (that part still doesn't make any sense to me, you'd think if the fabric was stretched (it wasn't) then the chances of puckering would be less!

    PV quilter, I live in Utah, how much do you charge for quilting? I don't know how to email you!!:-)

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