I have had my LA for about 8 months and before that I quilted with a domestic on a frame for about 4 years. Don't have a business but I have a lady for whom I have quilted several quilts - both on that DSM and the LA. She's old enough to be my mother so I really don't want to tell her she's not applying her borders correctly but i have a lot of trouble with the borders on her larger quilts rippling. My own quilts don't do that.
I have just loaded one of her quilts, a beautiful, perfectly pieced King size, on the frame and already I can tell that the top border is wavy just trying to baste along the top edge. She obviously spent a lot of time on this quilt, it's huge, all her points are perfect and I don't want it to look bad. Is it better to quilt those borders heavily to draw up some of the excess or quilt it lightly and just try to ease the waviness in? She always tells me to do whatever I want but doesn't usually like heavy quilting. What would you do?