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Thread: What I see as a Longarm Quilter

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    Super Member nygal's Avatar
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    I thank you for your post!! I am always willing to learn.
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    No flak from this quilter! Your comments make perfect sense, Crashnquilt. You are a woman who knows her craft and I appreciate your sharing your experience with us. I will be even more careful with my quilt tops and backs in the future before I send them to a LAQ!

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    Thanks for the information. It can only help all of us--even those of us who use our domestic machines.

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    I have always spent a lot of time getting my quilt top ready for the long armer. It's not fair to expect the LA to fix all the quilt top problems. If I was a LA and taking customers I know I wouldn't be in business very long because I'd send the quilt tops back with a list of fix its before I quilt it. That said, most experienced LAs know what to look out for and can compensate/adjust/fudge enough so problems seem like no problems at all and should charge much more for the effort.
    Got fabric?

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    Thank you so much for this post! I sometimes quilt on my sewing machine, but larger quilts generally go to my LAQ. I'm so fortunate to have someone like you, who will give me the info I need to improve the quality of my tops. I've become a pre-washer whenever possible, and knowing it helps my borders lay flat will push me more in that direction.

    I'd love to see additional tips from longarmers along these lines!

    Thanks again!

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    Thank you for a helpful write-up. And for giving me yet another reason for pre-washing.

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    I don't h ave a longarm, nor do I send my quilts to be longarmed. I just want to say that I didn't knowmuch about it, and I learned a lot about longarming, and fabric in quilting in general
    Thanks

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    Some good info...appricate everything you said!

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    Great post! Honest, thorough, informative, detailed. I haven't yet sent any of my quilts to a LAQ, but I'm glad to learn of these issues. Thanks for taking the time to educate us!

    Anita

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    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!Could not of said it better.

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