I have never understood why some longarmers do not quilt their quilts in the order that they are received. If you don't have the thread or a desired design why not have the owner hold the quilt until the supplies are available. I just heard a quilter talking about her longarmer holding one of her tops for over 3 months. She finally went to pick it up and the one the quilter had done wasn't even her quilt. That hasn't turned up yet. Three to five quilts in waiting is a great idea but I doubt the hoarders will abid by that.