I am just now getting the binding on this quilt which was our last year's BOM project for the guild. I used a new long arm quilter (new to me) and my girlfriend took the quilt in. Other than my having to do some quilting in the vases/halloween face/ etc. she did fine. I didn't understand why she didn't do the vases as well, but suspect there was a bit of confusion because I gave a price range and didn't make it clear she could go a little about that amount if she needed to. One keeps learning in this "game". She used invisible thread for the quilting.