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Lon posted on Sun, Nov 4 2012 8:17 PM

I have designed a quilt top from my daughters Centeral design of her wedding canopy.

I also have used different fabrics such as satin,   Linen and textured cotton. 

After completing  the quilt top I took it to two  long arm quilter for  a quote.   Neither of the quilters wanted  to do the Job.  I suspect, being a novice quilter, they were nervous about the center of the quilt as it  is a 48"  satin circle set in a textured cotton square and cotton borders.

My questions are, what should I expect from a professional quilter and what is the competitive Priceline for a queen size quilt and where should I further look for a professional quilter?  

A frustrated novice,

Lon

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Patti replied on Sun, Nov 4 2012 9:39 PM

Satin is not as forgiving as cotton.  Tends to slide, and any corrections are obvious, and the holes remain holes.  For this reason, basting can also be a problem.  You would need to find someone experienced with satin.  Very beautiful but much more difficult, specially if there is  wide expanse.

Patti

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Lon replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 9:05 PM

Thanks Patti for your comments.  Iif I reinforced the satin with fusible inter facing would be helpful.  Te satin is the center motif with an additional 1 i1/2 border within the design.  Or is this just a bad idea?

Lon

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Patti replied on Tue, Nov 6 2012 5:29 AM

I haven't worked with satin for quilting myself.  Maybe you could experiment with some scraps.  If you google quilting on satin, you can see some beautiful results.  It can be very beautiful.

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