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    How long would you wait?

    Hi everyone, I'm just curious to know just how long are you willing to wait for a quilt to be quilted? I'm almost in my 6th week and I'm getting a little frustrated. On other times, I've waited 4 weeks, which I think is a reasonable time, but not 6 weeks.

    Any comments are welcomed. It's not really a complaint just a little impatience.
    sigpicLinda :icon_wave:

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    Re: How long would you wait?

    It can vary greatly how long the wait is around here. There have been times that I have literally had a quilt back in 7 hours. And other times, it was more than a week. Generally, the more common time is becoming a couple of months because the local quilters are becoming so busy. I know at one time for the Amish to do quilt a quilt the waiting list was over a year.

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      #3
      Re: How long would you wait?

      Did you send it to M* for quilting? Or are you waiting on a local LAer? When I re-watched the byu video about M* & Hamilton, I made note of all the quilt tops waiting to be quilted! Dozens. Maybe hundreds! No wonder it takes a while after seeing the long queue of quilts.

      Addendum: I've waited up to 2 mos. to even take my quilt to a local LAer. She's a very busy lady. If it's close to the annual quilt sale, I might wait longer. She donates some of her LA quilting to a local charity. When I do take it to her, I usually I get it back within 2 wks.
      Last edited by JCY; July 20, 2016, 10:34 PM.

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        #4
        Re: How long would you wait?

        Originally posted by JCY View Post
        Did you send it to M* for quilting? Or are you waiting on a local LAer? When I re-watched the byu video about M* & Hamilton, I made note of all the quilt tops waiting to be quilted! Dozens. Maybe hundreds! No wonder it takes a while after seeing the long queue of quilts.
        Yes, I did send my quilt to M*. They must really be backed up. I've sent several quilts before and only took 3 to 4 weeks. Business has grown!! So I'll just be a little more patient. Just don't like waiting that long so I may have to work out something else. I don't have a local quilt shop near me. And I've tried my hand at quilting and I just don't have what it takes or the machine.
        sigpicLinda :icon_wave:

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          #5
          Re: How long would you wait?

          I have waited as long as 6 months, but I know better now. Plus our local area quilter does not have a backlog because she has been in business for a good while now. I am too cheap and impatient now and just do it myself.
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            #6
            Re: How long would you wait?

            Not to take away from MSQC but here is another alternative. This is a fellow Canadian. Grandma Nan can attest to it and she is a lovely person as we had the chance to meet her at Quilt Canada.

            http://mapleleafquiltingcompany.com/
            Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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              #7
              Re: How long would you wait?

              My LAQer is behind right now and it's taking 5-6 weeks to get anything back from here. Her normal turnaround is 2-3 weeks. The closer we get to Christmas the longer it will take to get quilting back regardless of who is doing it. My quilter doesn't accept anything after the end of October for Christmas projects.
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                #8
                Re: How long would you wait?

                I have waited a year and it was machine quilted. They did tell me it would take that long. When I was supposed to pick it up and called them to let them know I was coming, she said it still wasn't done. I told her I needed it that next week because it was a birthday gift and she did say a year. She did it right away. I think she took on more than she could chew. She did do beautiful work and for a almost king size, it only cost me $100.
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                  Re: How long would you wait?

                  Originally posted by Monique View Post
                  Not to take away from MSQC but here is another alternative. This is a fellow Canadian. Grandma Nan can attest to it and she is a lovely person as we had the chance to meet her at Quilt Canada.

                  http://mapleleafquiltingcompany.com/

                  I just got my second quilt back from Tracy yesterday and it is wonderful.
                  Grandma Nan

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                    #10
                    Re: How long would you wait?

                    Where you given an estimate on time before entering into the contract? If it seems too long, contact the merchant/individual to see where your quilt is in the queue.

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                      #11
                      Re: How long would you wait?

                      Originally posted by SewingBuddy View Post
                      Where you given an estimate on time before entering into the contract? If it seems too long, contact the merchant/individual to see where your quilt is in the queue.
                      I could have overlooked the estimated time. I did contact M* and they told me up to 6 weeks. I do have to consider it's getting closer to Christmas and they are busier than ever. I have two other quilt tops to be finished so I may need to look for another quilter.
                      sigpicLinda :icon_wave:

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                        #12
                        Re: How long would you wait?

                        The wait near me can be up to 6 months. Some local LA's stop accepting quilts well in advance of quilt shows or the holidays. I prefer not to send mine out, even if I don't do the best work, I can't accept the idea of someone else quilting it. I'm funny like that.

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                          #13
                          Re: How long would you wait?

                          Well, let me put it this way.... I dropped off two quilts with a local longarmer back in March and I'm still waiting.
                          People keep coming in with "rush" jobs, I suppose.
                          BUT I subsequently dropped off another quilt back in May and made it clear I needed this one back before the first of July because it was to be a gift for a wedding.
                          It was ready on time.
                          I'm still waiting for the two I dropped off in March.

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                            #14
                            Re: How long would you wait?

                            Originally posted by Deegles View Post
                            I have waited as long as 6 months, but I know better now. Plus our local area quilter does not have a backlog because she has been in business for a good while now. I am too cheap and impatient now and just do it myself.
                            You know what, I'm thinking more and more on that line. I am spending a lot of money on quilting and the waiting time so maybe I should get smart and invest in a good quilt machine and learn how to do it all myself. I have 3 other quilt tops finished right now just waiting to be quilted.
                            sigpicLinda :icon_wave:

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                              #15
                              Re: How long would you wait?

                              My wait is usually right at 4 weeks with my quilter. It was 2 weeks for years, and then she was discovered. And anything I want back for Christmas has to be to her by October 1 now.

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