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Thread: How many of you quilt your own tops?

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    Do you own your own quilting set-up or do you send out? How long is the turn around for a quilt sent out?
    Thanks.

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    I do. But My mom has a LA so me , my sister and her all use it often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripped on Scotch
    I do. But My mom has a LA so me , my sister and her all use it often.
    And you're great at it! I'm so jealous I don't have one!

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    I have to send mine out.

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    I hand quilt all my tops

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    You can send them to me... :)

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    I do my own, usually by hand. I wouldn't want anyone else to quilt them - that's the fun part!

    Janet

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    Both..I do most of all my small art work ones..send out large ones..however..a member of my quilt group is letting 3 of us come over on Weds. and quilt some of ours on her LA..so we can learn to do it..lol..I may never be able to afford one !!

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    I have been sending my quilts out to LA and about 3-4 weeks is average for me, but am now starting to do my own.

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    i quilt my own- and those of others..turn around time depends on the quilter.
    there is a list of long-armer's on the board---you can contact one in your area and ask all kinds of questions- including what (her/his) turn around time is- most of the people i know try to stay within a couple weeks- but i also know quilters who are months and years... everyone is different. i don't like having customer quilts sitting around my house- too worried about something happening---so i (try) to get them done when they come in- and out as quick as possible...but that's me---and there have been a few times when i have been over a month getting one done---each quilt is as individual as each of us-
    as for pricing- that varies as much as everything else too- some quilters charge by the square inch- some charge by the quilt= some only do panto's- some do only custom quilting---lots of differences-prices=turn arounds- locations- policies.

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    I have a short arm on a frame and do my own. One of my friends is a LA, and she did one recently for me to trade for me piecing a top for her.

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    I am a handquilter and do it my own. If I wouldn't I could not call me a quilter - I do wholecloths!

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    I bought an HQ 16 with money left me by my mother--her posthumous gift to me! I used to quilt on my DSM because I don't like relinquishing control. They are not perfect, but I can't be angry at anyone else, and I get to practice, practice practice

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    I do my own quilting such as it is. I mostly hand quilt, but I do some machine quilting on my sewing machine. don't have LA. don't really want one....yet.

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    The really good ones around here its a six month waiting list. theres a few that have just started out and the average is a month or more. I've sent out 4 to be done, but no more. Learning to do it myself.

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    Used to hand quilt all mine but now learning to FMQ on DSM. Still not very good but I think it is so much fun and I am happy with them.

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    I do my own on my domestic machine. Though to be fair I should say that I have sent one out to Charisma

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    Always my own, always by hand. I get impatient with the piecing because I want to do the quilting!

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    I quilt all mine by hand. That to me is the best part of making the quilt

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    I quilt my own quilts, but not with LA

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    I quilt the smaller ones, but the larger ones go here so I'll have more time to piece: http://www.eaglemountainquilting.com/

    Wendy is talented, inexpensive and FAST. I save up a bunch of tops and backings and send them off in a flat rate box. She can get batting cheaper than I can, so I don't have to send (or measure!)that.

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    I do all my own on my regular size machine. Can be a real bear!

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    I machine quilt the larger ones and hand quilt smaller ones like wall hangings and table runners.

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    I FMQ my quilts on my Bernina. I have done all sizes from wall hanging to king.
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    I do my own on a 1956 Singer 301A. She does a great job. The mistakes are operator errors.

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