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    I haven't read all of the other posts, so hope I am not repeating!

    One other thing I wanted to mention about the original photo is the batting. Did you supply the batting? Or did the LA supply it? It seems to me that the quilting would have looked better if a flatter batting had been used. It seems to me that the batting in combination with the quilting design are not a good fit for the geometric nature of the top.

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    I love it!!!

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    I would encourage you not to give up on this Longarm Quilter. She will learn by this mistake if you just make known to her your disappointment, and she may have been a little disappointed with it herself when she finished it anyway. I did that several times, and it helped me to get a better idea of what will and won't look good. Sometimes you don't realize what it will look like until it's done. Sometimes you realize it after the first row, and then you have to decide whether to stop and rip it out and start over with another pattern, or whether to live with it. Fortunately, the worst one I did was on my own quilt. I didn't rip it out, and it hangs on my wall, but I learned a lot that day.

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    I agree, sometimes, even if I audition a thread & think it's my best choice...a row or two into the quilt, ugh! I either live with it (depending on how dense the quilting is), or I rip it out and start over.


    Quote Originally Posted by CircleSquare
    I would encourage you not to give up on this Longarm Quilter. She will learn by this mistake if you just make known to her your disappointment, and she may have been a little disappointed with it herself when she finished it anyway. I did that several times, and it helped me to get a better idea of what will and won't look good. Sometimes you don't realize what it will look like until it's done. Sometimes you realize it after the first row, and then you have to decide whether to stop and rip it out and start over with another pattern, or whether to live with it. Fortunately, the worst one I did was on my own quilt. I didn't rip it out, and it hangs on my wall, but I learned a lot that day.

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    Don't take it out. Chalk it up to experience. It may not be quilted the way you like but it still a lovely quilt. Find someone else to do your quilts.

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    I am inclined to agree with you.
    Looks like it has been a very rushed job.
    So sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lotsapies
    To me it looks sloppy-she did a random star pattern, I think I would of been happier with a tighter pattern. My question is can this be taken out without damaging the quilt?
    Lotsapies, To answer the question......yes, you can take all the quilting out if you want to...it's a lot of work though. I have done this before, working from the BACK of the quilt. You are less likely to cut the quilt top if you are working from the back. You would have the batting between you and the back to help protect the quilt top. I use my rotary cutter.....VERY carefully. And you will definately need a NEW backing.

    You also have the possibility of finding there are holes in your quilt top because of the quilting. If the quilter quilted several layers over one spot, this could be a problem when taken apart.

    You have to decide if all the work and the possibility of holes in the quilt top is worth possible patching and requilting.

    Ellen

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    Lotsapies, I'm sorry to see you are not happy with the LA job. I have to admit this recently happened to me with my daughters t-shirt quilt for her graduation. In my case, I was very specific with the LA gal and seen prior work. However that didn't help me at all, the job was still messed up and I learned a very valuable lesson.

    That is, there are "Professionals", and those that "claim" to be. A professional LA will take pride in the artistic work they are providing. They won't just "get the job done". They want their work to shine as brightly as your work. Anything less is a person that just wants to "get it done", and "get the next one in". The only exception to this rule (in my opinion) are those LA's who are new and tell you that upfront.

    I hope your able to fix the quilt to your liking. I'm sure a ton of work went into it.

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    I think it looks fine......... I would worry about maybe putting a rip in the quilt trying to take it all out.
    I guess I would look for a new quilter.......

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