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Thread: Not so subtle hint - what would you do?

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    For sure, people who don't quilt have no idea how much time, effort and money it takes.
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    Maybe this has already been suggested, but maybe she'd like to work on it with you. If I had time, I'd love to have someone come and sew with me once a week or something. Maybe you can tie it instead of quilting it. She would have a new appreciation for the work involved

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    One of the ladies at work mentioned that her friend was retiring and would I consider making her a Scotty Dog quilt to gift her at her retirement party (in less than two weeks) - I decided to be brave and say No. I ended up making her a pillow with an appliqued Scotty on the front - her friend loved it and I didn't have to do a rush job on a quilt!
    Non-quilters just don't have any idea at all of the time and effort involved in making a quilt - I guess we make it look too easy????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abuelita View Post
    One of the ladies at work mentioned that her friend was retiring and would I consider making her a Scotty Dog quilt to gift her at her retirement party (in less than two weeks) - I decided to be brave and say No. I ended up making her a pillow with an appliqued Scotty on the front - her friend loved it and I didn't have to do a rush job on a quilt!
    Non-quilters just don't have any idea at all of the time and effort involved in making a quilt - I guess we make it look too easy????
    I had a friend send me an email on a Wednesday afternoon, saying that they were having a fundraiser on Saturday, and she knew it was short notice, but she asked if I could make a quilt and donate it for them to raffle off. I said no. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    She said she wanted a bag ... by all means make her a bag (providing you want to make her something at all and not just because she was dropping hints).

    I agree, I like it when someone who is accustomed to getting a regular gift from me (birthday, Christmas) hints at what they want - makes it so much easier. I do not however pay any heed to folks that see one of my quilts and say "oh, I'd love one of those", or "can you make me one?". Umm ... no.
    I agree. I have a friend who tells me (pretty much every time she looks at my quilts) that she has always wanted a house quilt. I have offered to help her make one of her own and teach her to quilt. She just wants it gifted to her. We don't exchange gifts....even on birthdays....so, I have never felt obligated to make her the House quilt. While I understand that not everyone wants to be a quilter, there has never been an offer of reciprocation (not that we should expect reciprocation for a *gift*).....I still don't feel obligated. This has bothered me to the point that I haven't even made a House quilt for myself...and I want one. I'm afraid that if I do, she will see it! LOL
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    I agree with Quiltnlady1. However if she is agood friend I'd also make her the bag. I hope that we have helped you.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnLady1 View Post
    If she is so inclined --- offer to help her make the quilt. Gives you some friend time and teaches her what goes into making a quilt. Did this with a good friend and she is quite the quilter now.

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    I would be thrilled to get a bag. As for quilting a king on the DSM, I do all my quilts on mine. I have a Singer Confidence Quilter and have quilted two kings and a queen since I got it. I use hobbs 80/20 bat.

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