I am having a quilt quilted at a shop that has a Longarm. She called and said that the batting (warm and natural) is coming through the fabric so she changed tension and needle which did not help. Also, she said she was having problems with her Longarm, too ??? Anyway she wants to take it apart (half done) and use new batting which will take longer, (she has had it for three weeks already) maybe another three weeks or more. Quilt is only 62x75 . This is the first time I have used her for quilting as my other one had a stroke. I have never waited this long before and to top it off she wants to Charge me more. I told her it was not my fault. She said it must be the batting or fabric.??? What should I do, take it back or let her finish it. Does anyone know if in fact batting and fabric can be at fault? The fabric was bought at LQS not Joann,s and not cheap, either. Thanks for your advice. Susan
What is happening is called bearding, I have never had it happen with warm and natural. Sometimes it is the fabric but most often a problem with the machine and needle. Since she admitted she was having problems with her machine she should not charge you extra to fix it. I would leave it with her if she makes it right at no additional charge if not I would take it back and find someone else. Is the material good quality cotton?
Elizabeth, thanks for your reply and yes it was a good quality cotton. Susan
Save $ and get a midarm so you can complete quilt yourself. Just a suggestion. Other than that I would be looking for a burr on machine needle.
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Susan, this women should know how to fix this. Long arm needles are much bigger than domestic but there are still smaller sizes. She should fix this at know extra charge. Have you seen the quilt?????? I I usually see this on lower quality fabric, but some high quality fabric does have a bit looser weave, kona cotton for example. I would ask to visit her studio and see the quilt before she does anything further.
Thanks Elizabeth, I am going to look at it and see what she has done and will do before letting her finish it. I should have gotten references before I gave her my quilt. I also should have listened to my gut feelings about her. Oh, well, a lesson learned. Susan
Ah yes the gut, we should all lesson to that more often. I wish I was closer so that I could finish it for you