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Thread: Does anyone barter with their sewing skills?

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    sewingbysusan's Avatar
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    I have traded my sewing and quilting for baked goods, flower arrangements and haircuts. Anyone else?

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    Senior Member Kat Sews's Avatar
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    I do this all the time. How else can we get by with the rising cost of everything.

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    Mending gets me a good lunch.

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    yes, but it's not usually an official or timely barter. I give a lot of things away, and people think fondly of me and give me things back.

    I find that official barters are kind of tricky. Some times people don't feel like it's a fair trade.

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    I loathe and detest binding. So I trade longarm quilting with the woman who binds for me.

    We trade by monetary value-- I figure what it would cost to quilt her quilts, and she figures what she would charge to bind mine, and we have a running total.

    Depending on how fancy and dense she wants the quilting, it usually works out to about 4 quilts bound for every 1 quilted.

    We are both really happy with this arrangement. She gets her quilts quilted; I get my quilts bound. WIN-WIN!!!

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    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
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    perfect!

    Quote Originally Posted by StitchinJoy
    I loathe and detest binding. So I trade longarm quilting with the woman who binds for me.

    We trade by monetary value-- I figure what it would cost to quilt her quilts, and she figures what she would charge to bind mine, and we have a running total.

    Depending on how fancy and dense she wants the quilting, it usually works out to about 4 quilts bound for every 1 quilted.

    We are both really happy with this arrangement. She gets her quilts quilted; I get my quilts bound. WIN-WIN!!!

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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    I think bartering is a wonderful idea. I need to get going on it. Thanks for reminding me :)

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    I recently bartered redoing a store-bought quilt in exchange for her digital camera. We were both happy.

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    I barter with my photographer all the time. I make some of her backdrops and other items to be used with her business and I get free photos of my boys and free photos of other items for my website. I agree--it's a win-win.
    Rose Hall

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    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
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    i have traded quilting for picture framing- house sitting/pet sitting, house work and many different things

    Quote Originally Posted by sewingbysusan
    I have traded my sewing and quilting for baked goods, flower arrangements and haircuts. Anyone else?
    :thumbup:

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