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    I'm sorry!! I would be absolutely upset and rightfully so. I hope you made a call before she got to the 2nd one. If you didn't request it and left it up to her, I would ask her if it was your quilt would have you done it that way? Do you really think this is an appropriate design for this quilt? To see what her response is.

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    No, get back with the quilter and have a discussion. What you show here is not "the norm" that is expected when we send our quilts out to be quilted.
    This is waaay more than "sparcely quilted" and you are right to have expected more.

    On another note, the quilt you made is really a nice piece of work, and very pretty.

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    I agree that is a beautiful quilt. I would ask the lady that quilted it to now go in the opposite direction and do 3 rows.....like a tic tac toe......

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    the idea of doing the same pantograph in a different direction might work

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    How disappointing, I don't blame you for feeling a bit let down.

    I would do some extra quilting on it if I were you.

    Lovely quilt by the way, she will love it. :-)

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    Thanks everyone, I knew I'd get honest replys from you all. I hate confrontation, so I will do more quilting on it myself. Even if I have to hand do it. I just loved the prints, and it's reversable. The back has a panel that matches the fabric, so she can use either side. This won't be the last quilt I make her, so next time, hopefully I will have my own machine to do the quilting. Maybe even sooner than that. DH knows I want a new one, so keep your fingers crossed. I have 6 quilts to make for his grandchildren, so that might just help.

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    I got a quilt back from a long armer once and just sat and cried over it, took out all her quilting and later sent it to my sister who had just goten a LA and she did much better job~! will NEVER send another quilt to the one who did squiggles like on yours but 12 inchs apart!
    Once you find some one you can trust your quilts to atick with then even if long turn around time. JMHO

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    If you have a good repoire with her, ask her to load it back on and maybe use those lines as a vine and add some leaves. It doesn't have to be a lot, just to fill in some of the open spaces. Let us know what you work out.

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    Another thought, I can see those lines as half a heart, maybe she could complete the other half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini
    Another thought, I can see those lines as half a heart, maybe she could complete the other half.
    Those are both good ideas, I knew I'd get some ideas here. Thanks

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    I wouldn't trust her to work on my quilt again either. Can you go with panini's idea and turn those into hearts? That would make it really pretty and should help it fill in. In fact it would completely fill it in as I look at it again. BTW it's beautiful.

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    I am a longarm quilter, and you are right it is very lgr. quilting. You might want to sid around the outside of the white block, then sid around the card trick blocks. I do not think this would destract from the exsisting quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.I.Late
    I wouldn't trust her to work on my quilt again either. Can you go with panini's idea and turn those into hearts? That would make it really pretty and should help it fill in. In fact it would completely fill it in as I look at it again. BTW it's beautiful.
    Thank you, I'm not sure I can do the hearts to match what is there, but I probably could do the leaves. I'll have to keep thinking on it, and it will be perfect when I'm done with it. Or as close as I can get it to perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendly Quilter
    I am a longarm quilter, and you are right it is very lgr. quilting. You might want to sid around the outside of the white block, then sid around the card trick blocks. I do not think this would destract from the exsisting quilting.
    Since she has used white thread, would you use white thread or clear? I have gotten so many good ideas.

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    I agree with this possible solution; quilting is evenly spaced but needs a little more for strength because a child's quilt will be washed quite often :roll:

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    And this is why I worry about hiring my workout. I know nothing about LA quilting, I would have no idea what to ask for, and like you, I would trust their judgement. Therefore, I have two tops just sitting in the closet, have been for many years. I can"t work with the larger quilts anymore, and I am hoping I can do the baby quilts myself if I take enough time. At least there aren'T any babies in the near future! LOL

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    Any longarmer of good reputation is going to be happy indeed to show you samples of their work, maybe a portfolio of pictures taken of work they did.
    Or samples presently working on.
    Do not be shy to ask: You will be paying out good money for the work, and also their reputation is worth everything to the quilter.
    Everyone knows how much labor and heart is put into our projects.


    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    And this is why I worry about hiring my workout. I know nothing about LA quilting, I would have no idea what to ask for, and like you, I would trust their judgement. Therefore, I have two tops just sitting in the closet, have been for many years. I can"t work with the larger quilts anymore, and I am hoping I can do the baby quilts myself if I take enough time. At least there aren'T any babies in the near future! LOL

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    As a long armer, I would want to make sure the customer was completely satisfied. I have before delivered quilts and found that I missed a spot or I needed to go back and add a bit more. When a customer says "do whatever", my whatever may be totally different from hers. But, my reputation is at stake for future customers, so I want to be sure everyone is happy.
    You may want to go back and contact your quilter, if she was to find out in a round about way that this thread(discussion) was going on, feelings may be hurt. I think she needs to make good. I know I would want to.

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    you said you hate confrontation, don't look at it as a confrontation (and hopefully it won't be) give her the benefit of doubt, maybe she's new to quilting or maybe she thought you wanted to keep it simple, just tell her it doesn't seem like it has enough quilting and can she possibly add some to it. If she refuses or has an attitude then you know she's not a "real" quilter. :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crkathleen
    Maybe she could do the squiggly lines in the opposite direction. Kinda like tic-tac-toe.
    By the way: Beautiful quilt
    That sound slike a good idea. I would also not use this person again. The quilt and the work you did is gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini
    Another thought, I can see those lines as half a heart, maybe she could complete the other half.
    The vine and heart ideas are great. Hopefully some one can give you an idea to help solve it.

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    if you'd like i can give you the name of a long arm person i use,she is fantastic and a pretty fast turn around, pm me if you'd like, she's in indiana

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini
    As a long armer, I would want to make sure the customer was completely satisfied. I have before delivered quilts and found that I missed a spot or I needed to go back and add a bit more. When a customer says "do whatever", my whatever may be totally different from hers. But, my reputation is at stake for future customers, so I want to be sure everyone is happy.
    You may want to go back and contact your quilter, if she was to find out in a round about way that this thread(discussion) was going on, feelings may be hurt. I think she needs to make good. I know I would want to.
    I believe this is a great soulution....your quilter can do more but only if she knows about it...give whomever that chance...

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    The quilt is gorgeous and I see why you would be disappointed but, I have done many quilts for little ones with just stitching in the ditch and they hold up fine. As long as your batting is good the fabric will hold it all together. I would not use this person again.

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    As a longarmer I would want to know if a customer was not happy. It only makes me better.
    I love the heart idea. Give her the chance to make it right - or at least the way you'd like it to look. But remember, you didn't give her any guidance, so she did what she thought was appropriate.
    I love your choice of fabrics for this quilt.

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