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Thread: What do you think about this idea?

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    Junior Member bonitagaye's Avatar
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    Great Idea! I have been watching and skulking for some time. Claimed to be a quilter for MANY years....now I am quilting. My DH got me a Gracie QPRO and I used my Janome long arm for the first quilt. It was way too flimsy to do any more quilts. I got my Tin Lizzy about 3 months ago. I am loving it!!!! I would love to have someone to network with!!

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    My questions would be how would you handle a specially made backing, would it be extra$$?? can I send you wool batting in a bag? things like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babeegirl
    My questions would be how would you handle a specially made backing, would it be extra$$?? can I send you wool batting in a bag? things like that
    I don't think Jackie was intending to have this set up as a source of customers for herself or that she would be the only one providing information and knowledge about longarming and machine quilting, but rather she is proposing a specialty section for discussions on machine quilting topics.

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    Turnaround time, references, cost. Do you do binding? Provide batting? Do you provide a basting service?

    If I think of any others, I'll add them.

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    I think it's a great idea and with the ideas that have already been posted, I cannot think of anything else to add.
    I still cannot wait to get this one quilt top done to send to you.
    The fabric keeps asking me when they are all getting sewn together and being sent to you! :)

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    Some other questions to consider asking:
    How long have you been longarming? On the machine you use now?
    Is your machine hand guided or computer guided?
    Have you quilted for competition?
    Are you a member of any guilds or machine quilters' organizations?
    If I select a quilting pattern that you donít think will look very good when complete, will you explain why and make other suggestions?
    Are there brands of batting that you prefer to work with?
    Will I receive an estimate?
    Do you require a deposit?
    Do you give a discount to first time customers?
    If extra work is required, do you call in advance of doing that work?
    Do you baste all the edges?
    Do you trim the backing and the batting?
    Do you also make quilts?
    Do you have any problem with cats? (some here will not take customers with cats because of allergies)
    What type of thread do you use? Do you supply it?
    Do you have a rush service?
    Are there any size limitations, large or small?
    Do you require backstitched seams on the edges or is perimeter stitching okay instead?


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