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Thread: Fabric Strips, Yardage, Cheap Postage!

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    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
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    I asked Lorri what she used and whether she'd tell us where she got it. The news is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. It's a one of a kind, custom built machine. fine tuned and perfected over the years to such a degree it's truely priceless and not available for rent or sale anywhere.

    it's her husband! he cuts everything by hand!

    anyhoooo, we struck up an email conversation; i bounced a few ideas off her she found interesting.

    if a customer wants the fabric(s) cut into custom size squares, rectangles, etc, so they arrive ready to assemble for a quilt, she'll do it if she and the customer can negotiate an extra charge fair and agreeable to both. if, over time, it proves to be a popular service, she'll be able to develop a standard price list. in the meantime, it would have to be negotiated case-by-case.

    if a customer can't find the fabric she/he needs in lorri's inventory, she can email lorri; negotiate the fee; buy the fabric elsewhere and have it shipped to lorri, who will cut it into strips, etc, then ship it to the customer. naturally, the fee would include the cost of final shipping.

    she's also willing to talk to customers about custom cutting fabric we already have. we'd pay shipping there and back, plus the charge for cutting.

    what neither of us knows yet is whether she'll be able to come up with prices that compensate them fairly for the work yet remain affordable for us. the important thing is that she's willing to give it a shot.

    if it works ... just think what a difference it could make to quilters who - for one reason or another - have either had to give up complex patterns because of cutting issues, or who don't tackle them because of how much time it takes to cut all those pieces. when i think of how much fabric i waste from just about every project because i goofed on the cuts ... i won't be surprised to find i actually save money overall the first time she and i negotiate something for one of my quilts - especially if i'm making it for a paying customer. only time will tell, but i'm excited by the prospect!

    and, oh by the way, we board members are still eligible for the 10% discount until the end of the year. :P

    A P.S to Dear Admin: it was my idea to put so much of this info at the board. neither one of us intends this to be a tricky way to get free advertising for lorri. we won't abuse your generosity by making a habit of it. :wink:

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    What a wonderful link!!! Thanks so much...I'm sure that I'll take advantage of her wonderful deals especially since Wally World will be giving up their department within the next year or so (so says the lady at the cutting counter).

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    I love lorri's shop she is great and I think this a great idea that you and her came up with!!!!

    Cassandra

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    the "problem" now is that i feel obligated to go through my patterns, make a patch list, and [oh, the horror!] do some more shopping. it's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it. :lol:

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    :roll: oh come on i lent my"cutting machine " and i didnt even know it, so I wasnt even bothered by it till I found out that someone was useing "IT" :oops:

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    i wonder how you would price something like that service, the cutting i mean... :lol: it would be awesome to have someone that we could count on to do that, MAN could I get my quilts done fast then..Let me know what you find out please...and thanks for all that info too :wink:

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    Since the custom cutting would be a brand new, experimental service, you'll need to talk to her directly at

    dnl1292@yahoo.com

    discuss your specific needs so you and she can see whether or not you can come to a mutually beneficial agreement. :-)

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    I've been looking for this ,she has a sale about every holiday hooray I know i had this saved but don't know where :oops: :oops:

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    Ruth, if you add her to your ebay favorite seller list, you will get an email from her when she adds new fabrics or has items on sale. All you have to do once you save her to your favorites is check the box for sales, newsletters, etc...

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