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Thread: FAQ's re quilting---What are some you hear and your replies?

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    My FAQ. Is
    Would you make me a quilt?
    My answer is
    You buy the fabric. And I will make the quilt top, then you can get it quilted.
    Isn't it funny I never hear from that person again,
    People seem to think that we make our quilts for very little cost.

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    FAQ: Can you make me one?
    A: No, you can't afford me.

    I never sell my work, but I do quite often give it away.
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    Curator of an 1889 Singer model 27 Fiddlebase Treadle, a 1951 Singer Centennial Featherweight, a 1956 Singer 401A, and a 1982 Bernina 830 Record.

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    The question I get asked often is am I in business to make quilts or do quilting for others? My anwer is no because it takes the fun away. I have made a few exceptions, and they are very rare. If I was younger, it might be different.

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    People ask me "Was it hard?". Yes and no. Some parts may have been hard, some parts may have been easy. And "hard" is relative to the person's skill set. So far every quilt I've made has had a new skill set for me. Once learned, it's no longer difficult.

    I also get asked "Oh!! Will you make me one?!?!". The short answer is NO. I make quilts because I enjoy the process and part of the process is choosing everything about the quilt. I will cease to enjoy a process if someone asks for something that is not already in my bucket list (either pattern or color). There is one exception ... I've told my husband's 3 children that each of them will get two quilts from me ... a quilt for their house and a quilt for their baby. I will let them give me general idea's of what they want ... but not specific patterns or fabrics. Although Hannah's house quilt we saw hanging in a quilt shop and I fell in love with it and pointed it out to her and she agreed - it was what she was looking for, but I was already there ahead of her
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    I always get people I know asking me to do special quilts for them. Usually t-shirt quilts and stuff that requires alot of work. I tell them an estimated price and they don't ask again. I have three t-shirt quilts to make for my own kids. I have one of them started and that's as far as I got...lol. I don't want to do more right now.
    Most people gawk when I give them a price because they can go to walmart and get a comforter for under $40. It doesn't hurt my feelings one bit for them to just go buy it there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamaiarigby View Post
    My FAQ. Is
    Would you make me a quilt?
    My answer is
    You buy the fabric. And I will make the quilt top, then you can get it quilted.
    Isn't it funny I never hear from that person again,
    People seem to think that we make our quilts for very little cost.

    I had a former classmate ask me to make her one after I first started quilting. Spent HOURS designing it to her specs, found the fabric she wanted used in part of it, researched the cost of having it longarmed (this was before I had my own) and quoted her ---- $950.00! For the work, details and size that was what it was going to cost her for me to do it. I've not heard from her since. I think she is still choking on the quote. But that is o.k. It was going to be a LOT of work!

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    This one from actual quilters: "How much fabric will I need if I enlarge the pattern or add more blocks to it so it fits my bed?"

    I tell them make friends before they need them and make sure one of them had EQ and would be willing to help them out with that.

    Or, failing that, get out the trusty pencil, ruler, colored pencils/crayons, and graph paper. Then work it out themselves.
    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.
    ali

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I hear often "Why do you buy fabric, cut it up and then sew it back together?"
    My SIL's BIL's father asked this question then said i was nuts
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