Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Charm Pack Winners!
I'm a little late posting the winners of my birthday giveaway. I really enjoyed reading about all your experiences and ideas about long arm quilting. I have to say that it seemed all across the board with interest in sending out quilts as well as wanting to have your quilts be all your own work. I'm still very excited about starting my new business. We won't be purchasing the machine until early July and then it takes two months to arrive here from the States and to set up, so I probably won't be starting on quilts until at least September.
So here are the winners... Winner of the grey charm pack is:
I just got my first quilt back from the LAQ and it is beautifully quilted but way too expensive. It was a very special quilt so I had to do it but I will think very hard about sending a quilt out in the future...
But - if I had more money (still studying..) I would definitely send more of my quilts out. My laq offered a great service and even called me to talk about the pattern!
I have yet to finish my first quilt, but my mom and aunt are big quilters. My mom has done a combination: hand quilted, quilted on her machine, sent it to my aunt to long arm quilt or sent it to a different long arm quilter. For her it depends on the size of the quilt and how complex she'd like the quilting to be. Sometimes it depends on what my aunt's up to since she travels quite a bit!
One for a wish.. said...Sorry can't help you with types of LAQ's but I think you've pinpointed already the main areas of concern for those sending quilts- turnaround and expense. (and quality of course).I've had two quilts quilted where the quilter didn't listen to what I asked for..really disappointing. It's also good to get the customer to choose the thread - some people like the the quilting to stand out, some to blend in.