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Thread: Ongoing saga of my first quilt.....

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    Ongoing saga of my first quilt.....

    Well, on Tuesday I called the LAQ'er. It was six weeks since I dropped my quilt top and wall hanging off. She told me she'd have it done 'by the end of the week'....and here we are-it's the end of the week. I am hoping for a phone call today, or tomorrow, that I can pick my items up.

    Please, everyone, cross your fingers for me!

    I am going to look for another LAQ'er--from our conversation, it sounded like she didn't really want 'new customers' . Why she told me to bring my pieces to her, though, I will never know.

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    That happen to me once and it was month before I got it, and she did not do a good job. I do wish you luck

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    When I hear about a situation like this I think I'll send my first completed quilt to one of the quilters here on the board where I've seen their work. It would be worth it to me to pay the postage that would be necessary.

    So sorry I hope today is the day.

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    Wishing you the best outcome. We have some great LAr's on this board. I've used "gramyx7" many times and love her work. I'm sure someone can point you in the right direction to find a list of them on this board.
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    The best work I have had done , is by members of this board.... And I consider all of them to be local! I would much rather patronize a board member , as my "community" of quilters and those who contribute to my inspiration is here.

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    Oh, that would be wonderful, I never thought about sending it to someone! May just have to do that with the next one!!

    Although I do have a lead on someone local--a lady I met a couple of weeks ago told me she knows of one; I will have to get more details from her.

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    I think I'm lucky. My LQS has a long arm quilter who picks the quilts up on one day and they are returned one week later. She does beautiful work and so fast. She isn't too expensive either. I think her prices are very competitive. I wouldn't be very happy if I had to wait months to get my quilt back.
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    I think I'm lucky. My LQS has a long arm quilter who picks the quilts up on one day and they are returned one week later. She does beautiful work and so fast. She isn't too expensive either. I think her prices are very competitive. I wouldn't be very happy if I had to wait months to get my quilt back.
    Sue

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    Sorry for the double post.
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    GOOD MORNING Well if it is not completed then tell her, thank you very much But I will be right there to pick it up.
    You don't have to put up with that. If she is that busy then maybe she did not need to take it on. and If there was that much ahead of you she should of given you a better time frame and stuck to it. Don't ever be afraid of hurting their feelings. Just stick up for yourself. I would be kinda scared of how her quilting will be if she is in such a hurry.
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    This is why I baught a quilting machine, because it took others to long to quilt it and then it wasn't very well done either.
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    I would probably take them back if they are not done today, and use a QB longarmer instead!

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    When I called her this past Tuesday she said the one was on the machine....so too late to get them back and take/send them elsewhere.
    Will definitely check out QB quilters next time!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40MPHK9 View Post
    When I called her this past Tuesday she said the one was on the machine....so too late to get them back and take/send them elsewhere.
    Will definitely check out QB quilters next time!!
    Ah, but just because she SAID it was on the machine doesn't mean it actually was - she may have said that just to placate you. I would probably 'just happen to be in the neighborhood' and drop in on her, see what is happening with my projects. But then, I've been told I don't always have a lot of finesse.
    He who cuts his own wood is warmed twice, but she who makes her own quilt is warmed forever - SLR 11/7/2011

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    She just called me....they are DONE! I am going to pick them up tomorrow morning....she said she thinks I will be happy with them, that 'it might take me awhile, but I do a good job'.

    As for price, I didn't really know what to expect. It was a full-bed size, and a wall hanging that was nine 12" blocks with sashing/borders....and it will be $300 total. Is that a good price? She told me she 'doesn't overcharge'...I have no clue, since this was my first experience with a LAQ. She also made and sewed on the bindings....

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