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Thread: long arm quilting

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    Member Barbara Wade's Avatar
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    I made a broken crayon quilt....took it to the quilting lady.....got it back and she did a beautiful job.....but....she put it on her long arm wrong and the quilting is going from top to bottom instead of left to right.... does it really matter???? looks odd but i wasnt sure...so when i put the binding on it and finish it will it look funny to see the design going from top to bottom insead of sideways...just asking?

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    Is it a design that has a definite up/down/sideways? Please post a picture. Sometimes I do this if it is a design that has no specific direction.

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    Does it matter....it matters if she didn't do as she was instructed. It will still function just as well and keep someone warm. But, if not done correctly, she should have offered you a discount? I would seriously consider going elsewhere unless you don't mind having your quilts quilted backwards or upside down.

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    yes we'd like to see it please

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    It depends on the pattern that she followed. If its something that has a definite top to it then it will make a difference. But what she was doing was making it less passes, I do that all the time with my smaller quilts. and you can't even notice.

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    I agree with everything said. Also, if there is a seam on the back that goes top to bottom--I will sometimes do this so that the seam will go across the bars and will not make a big lump on one spot on the bar.

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    I have yet to load a quilt sideways to save myself making extra passes. It is just my preferrence. I have heard of quilters doing this but I like my pattern left to right and not up and down on the quilt. She should have discussed this with you before hand and you should make it a point to tell her you are dissappointed in her doing it this way. If you don't tell her she will always do it this way. she would probably give you a discount if you let her know you are unhappy with it.

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    the broken crayon squares goes from right to left the quilt lady turned it so u see her quilting up and down. the quilt is setting the right way when i took these pictures.
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    Pretty quilt -- I don't think the quilting direction makes any
    difference on this one.

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    ok thanks for the input. I figured you were suppost to go left to right accross the blocks. but it doesnt matter to me as im the one useing it.

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