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Thread: Need help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

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    I recently completed my first real quilt, a 124x124 made with deer panels, 9- patch blocks and flying geese down all sides
    It is suppose to fit a california king bed, anyway, I presently live in Indiana, but am moving back to florida. I went to fl. for a month. While I was there I had a very recommended quilter do my quilt. She said she could do it and quoted me a price. She had some problems and called to say she couldnot do it all. So center is done and 2 of the 4 sides. my problem is I have never even tried to quilt, let alone try to make leaf patterns, free handed. Also the flying geese need something. I dont know whether to sew them down or not. I cannot afford to pay someone to quilt, the lady ended up charging $50.00 more,
    so any suggestions on how to finish this will be appreciated.
    Thanks Lindav

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    Super Member athenagwis's Avatar
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    Oh my goodness what a mess!! I wonder why she only half completed the quilt? That seems a bit odd. I have no suggestions unfortunately other than trying to find someone else to complete it, but I wish you all the best and I am so sorry this happened to you!!

    Rachel

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    A price quote is a price quote. She needs to "bite the bullet" and finish the project!

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    I'm not understanding why you had to pay $50.00 more for a quilt that she had not finished the quilting. I don't think you would be able to finish quilting a quilt that size on your own. It is too big to feed through the throat of a regular sewing machine & it sounds like you are not a long arm quilter yourself.

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    I'm confused. It's half done and you had to pay her, and even pay extra???

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    What was the problem. Did she have trouble with her machine? What was the reason for even charging you full price, let alone an extra $50? The quilt it to big for you to do on your own. You could do it by hand, but only if you want to have it finished in 4-5 years. If you paid her by check, I would put a stop payment on it right away.

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    I was upset too. But what can you do. Bite the bullet and go on. I am going to try it on my machine after I find a stencil of a leaf or trace one.

    Thanks

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    I am so sorry that happened to you. I don't know what you can do to fix it. It seems to me that she should bite the bullet and finish your quilt. A deal is a deal. I don't understand why you had to pay extra for something that is only partly done. Hope you can get it fixed.
    Sue

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    Apparently it was to big for her long arm. She measured it at 118x118 then when she got it on her machine it was 124x124 (what I had told her it was)And I think she charged the extra amount for going aroun the squares the flying geese were in. the rest of the quilt has leaves and random stitches. I guess I will practice all this week and try to get er done.

    Thanks for all your concern and remarks.

    linda

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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    I want to see it when you are finished! :)

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