As some of you know already, I had my Night Before Christmas quilt quilted by a longarm quilter and it was almost completely ruined. My husband & I are in the process right now of removing all of the stitches on it and then it will be re-quilted by a friend of mine in Kansas. Right now the stitching lines done on the white on white fabric behind the embroidery really show. My question is whether or not any of you have dealt with this situation and if it ended up turning out okay. I'm just sick beyond words over this. You can all see a pic of this top on my page before it was quilted. It took at least 70 hrs to just do the machine embroidery, plus the time it took to piece the top, to say nothing of the expense I have incurred so far. I am thinking that I will need to have her stipple quilt behind the embroidery as that is the only thing I can think of that might hide any remaining lines. Not sure what to do about the sashing strips and outside border yet so any suggestions are very welcome. After it has been quilted & bound I do intend to wash it on a gentle cycle with a color catcher in case any of the embroidery thread bleeds (which it should not do as it was expensive, but you never know), and then "dry" it on a no heat setting for a few minutes & then let it air dry. I'm hoping that will remove any remaining stitching lines. This quilt is due to hang in my quilt's quilt show at the end of Sept so it has to be redone & redone correctly! Keeping my fingers crossed that this all works.