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Thread: Question about sending quilts out for quilting

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    Junior Member 40MPHK9's Avatar
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    Jan 2012

    Question about sending quilts out for quilting

    I finished my first "real" quilt a couple of months ago--up till now I have only done very simple lap-type quilts, which we make and distribute to shut-ins, nursing homes, etc. through our church group. These are just tied quilts. ANYWAY, I did a regular quilt--it was a Joann BOM thing--for my daughter, and took it to someone to do the actual quilting. She was recommended by a friend who's used her many times, so I know it will be a good job. I took it to her four weeks ago yesterday, and she told me it would be done in four weeks.

    I also took her a wall hanging I made many years ago--I hand-pieced it, it was nine sampler squares. She's going to do that one for me, too, and then I want to hang it in my NEW wonderful sewing room....I'm excited to see that all done, since it's sat in a box for about five years!

    I guess my question is how long do I wait before I call her to see if it's done, or should I NOT call her, and just wait for her to call me? She told me she'd call when it's ready, so I don't want to 'nag' her...on the other hand I can hardly wait to see it all finished!

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    Mar 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    I think I would give her 2 more weeks and mark that date on my calender. If I hadn't heard from her by that date, I would call and ask on my quilts progress.

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    Super Member Dawn Hendrix's Avatar
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    Dec 2007
    Wilson, NC
    I would go ahead and call.. being a long-armer myself .. I wouldn't get offended by the call. Life happens .. even to long-armers.... Checking in is not a bad thing. Make the call instead of speculating or guessing. You are not nagging.. 4 weeks is 4 weeks. MAKE THE CALL
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    Super Member Buckeye Rose's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    Monroe, IN
    Since it's already been the 4 weeks, call and ask for progress.....there could be any number of issues delaying the finish, some of which may require your input.....I wouldn't consider it nagging at all.

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    Super Member Raggiemom's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    I'd probably call anytime now. It's been the 4 weeks she told you. I would tell her how I excited I was and just wondering how the longarming was coming along.

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    Power Poster feline fanatic's Avatar
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    May 2009
    I am also a LAer and would not in any way consider you a nag to call. By all means call to see what is up.

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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    Mar 2009
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Call! A longarmer who is irritated by a simple phone call wouldn't stay in the business long. She will be glad to hear from you.

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    Super Member DianneK's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    Liberty, Pa
    AS a long arm quilter, I would make the call. I agree, 4 weeks is 4 weeks! sometimes we quilters get distracted and a phone call will help put us back on track. Just be friendly and not demanding.

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    Super Member Yosamitesa's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    Kingwood, Texas
    I would call and check in on her and see how she is doing and then ask about how the quilts were coming along. She might be glad to hear from you. You never know, she may have them ready!!! Keep us updated.

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