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Thread: Craigslist

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    Super Member athomenow's Avatar
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    Does it bother you when people post things on Craigslist or wherever and they say what they want for the item. I've been looking at a 1940 Singer in a cabinet and it looks to be in good condition. When I asked her what she wanted for it she said she would be willing to trade for a quilt for her son who's 1 yr. I've never made anything for anyone that isn't someone who would love my puckers! I don't need this machine but it's a nice looking one in a cabinet! What would you do?

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    Well tell her you'll do your best and show her one you finished. However I'd get machine first or at least a deposit for fabric. Tell her once you finish and make the trade you'll give money back. You don't want to spend your money then she says nevermind. Or let her buy fabric. Depending on machine maybe just trade your labor for the machine.

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    I'd lessen my stress level and pass on this deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    I'd lessen my stress level and pass on this deal.
    at first, i thought i'd accept, but after reading the posts, i like this advice :)

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    What an odd request. Making a quilt can be so much more valuable than the machine she is selling. I would at least ask what she had in mind. If for no other reason, out of shear curiosity.

    When someone found out I quilted, she asked if I ever sold my quilts and I told her no, that I am no where good enough to do that. I just make it for people that I care about.

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    It would depend on the machine.

    You can spend more on a batt than what I paid for most of my machines...

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    That is odd, I'd have to think if the value of the machine was worth my time.

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    I'm sure she has no idea the real value of a quilt.

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    Go for it!

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    it woudl depend on how much I wanted THAT machine and how good of a conditino itis , for me... if I want it I want it!! but as with others... I'd explain the cost of materials and ask her to purchse the fabric/batting and get full discussion aheado f time on what she expects... make sure she understands u are not a commercial quilter and there for it will not be perfect. I'm sure something can be worked out

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