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Does this seem reasonable?

Old 02-15-2012, 08:42 AM
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I was puttering around eBay and found this listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_1111wt_782
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Would/has anyone used an eBay listing for LAQ services? The storefront has 100% positive feedback for more than 2000 transactions.
I just want a couple of tops finished fast for a good price, and though there don't seem to be lots of options, this looks like it fits the bill.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:56 AM
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Very interesting! I never would have thought of eBay as a place to find LAQ. There are a few of them on there - search for long arm quilting. Others have better reviews of their LAQ techniques - I would check them all out if that is the route you plan on going. Meghan
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:58 AM
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I wouldn't but that's just me...I'm not that trusting! Good luck!! Hope it works out for you!!
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:12 AM
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Wow, I'd be really nervous. First of all, I'd prefer to see a website where the quilter has lots of pictures of his/her work. I'd want to talk to other quilters who have used this person's services. I'd want to talk to the quilter and get a feel for how he/she deals with issues and difficulties with the quilt, how experienced they are, etc. I prefer face-to-face meetings so he/she can see the quilt and any possible issues with it, and we can discuss pattern, batting, quilting density, etc., and also so I can get a feel for his/her personality and competency.

If I was going to use this quilter, I think I'd start with something that wasn't that important to me, so I can get a feel for this quilter's skill level. $35 for a twin seems awfully cheap to me.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:15 AM
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That is very reasonable. I am a long armer and I won't do a 6400 sq inch quilt for that price. I'd be a little hesitant. Postage both ways would have to be considered.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:16 AM
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As suggested, I did search LAQ on eBay.
This store isn't the only one offering it at really low prices.
I don't know a single person who quilts, that's why I rely on the experts here at QB!
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:25 AM
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I would use someone from this QB before I would use ebay. I have used Charisma and was very happy, but I know there are a lot of them on here...maybe under resources?
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:06 AM
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If I were to try using someone on ebay, I would send ONLY ONE first.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:04 PM
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I'm wondering .....just check it out first.
Questions to consider:
1. references
2. how much does the price go up when the size is larger
3. do you have color choice
4. pattern choices...does cost go up?
I would absolutely want to be able to contact references....does it include batting (what kind)?
I know several ppl in my area who do quilting very reasonably....but maybe not all up to my standards...just sayin' !
Good luck!
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:14 PM
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Just remember you get what you pay for. Let us know if it works out for you, but I would ask for references or send a quilt that doesn't have a lot of meaning and is just going to be a "for comfort only quilt".
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