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    Prairie Pointer

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    Unhappy Dreading a task this morning.

    I am truly dreading a task this morning. Please let me explain. About 6 months ago, me and 6 other ladies from our church started work on a beautiful quilt (queen size, Jacob's Ladder pattern) that we plan on raffling off to raise money for our mission in South Africa. It turned out beautifully and we are so proud of our efforts. When we were done piecing and sewing, we took it to our local quilt shop to be quilted on their long arm. Now, this shop has been in business for years and has a good reputation. Last week, we got the quilt back, and are so disappointed with the quality of the quilting! The main body is stipple quilted (fine) but on 2 of the 3 borders, the "feather" pattern is not centered on the border - in fact in many places it actually runs off the edge of the quilt, and will be covered by the binding. I was the one who picked up the quilt, and I should have examined it at that time, but I was in a hurry....etc.
    So today, we are taking it back to the shop...don't know what they can do. Do you think it's possible to remove all the quilting from the border and have it re-done? I'm afraid the borders and batting will just be shredded. I am heartsick.
    Any suggestions?

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Dreading a task this morning.

    since it is only the borders that are UN-acceptable to your group would there be anyway to take them off? I realize that they are quilted and you would have to "patch" the back and batting, but could you make it part of the design?....just a thought.
    Kellie

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Dreading a task this morning.

    How worrisome for you and the ladies. Hope it can be fixed after all your hard work.

    Hugs Ann

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Dreading a task this morning.

    The people at the quilt shop can pick it out and make it right. That is why you paid them.
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    Prairie Pointer

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    Default Re: Dreading a task this morning.

    You're right! Just got back from the quilt shop and that is exactly what they are going to do! They will pick out both borders that were inaccurately quilted and re-do both borders at no charge. Whew! Hopefully will get it back in a week and all will be well. Thanks to those who helped.

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    Missouri Star

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    I'm glad it all worked out for you.
    Tanya

    Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun, 1859

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    Default Re: Dreading a task this morning.

    I was going to say what Karen said. So happy for you that they are going to fix it. After all it is their reputation on the line.
    Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

    Marilyn......

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    I'm so glad this had a happy ending! This was their problem to fix, not yours, so it's great that they stepped up and did the right thing by ripping out and re-doing.
    Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

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