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Thread: What go pay friend who's stippling a baby quilt??

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    Question What go pay friend who's stippling a baby quilt??

    I have been quilting for about 2 years now..have recently been practicing quilting on my home sewing machine. I made a baby blanket (40x60 or so). My friends daughter is going to stipple plus hearts and whatever else she wants to do. I told her I don't want a lot of quilting...I KNOW she will do a great job and I'll be happy with whatever she does. I supplied backing, or course, and thread. What would be a reasonable price to pay. I don't know if she'd take money so I may get her a gift card to a quilt shop. I want to be fair and don't want even a glimpse that I may be taking advantage of her. What would you do...pay?? If so, how much? Or gift card?? Thank you.

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    My figure was $15/sq ft which would come to alot of money.
    I'd decide on a sum and get her a LQS gift certificate, wouldn't give her cash.

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    Super Member HillCountryGal's Avatar
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    Oh... I'd agree on a price BEFORE you take the quilt to her. No sense in causing hard feelings over this.

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    Super Member Raggiemom's Avatar
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    I agree, I would discuss price before she does any work.

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    If she says she doesn't want any pay or sets the price that you think is too low then send a gift card a few days later.
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    If she says she doesn't want any pay or sets the price that you think is too low then send a gift card a few days later.
    I would also give her a Gift Certificate if she will not take money. If I quilt a baby quilt for someone, I charge at least $20 if it is very simple --or up to $40 if it is more complex or a bigger baby quilt.

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    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
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    $45- $50 would not be unreasonable. you should talk to her before she does it- .... 'what would you charge me to do this?'
    if she says - 'oh-nothing'
    then go with the gift card or maybe a card with some $$ and a gift card-
    if she does give you a price she thinks is fair- well- problem solved...
    these things should always be agreed upon before the work to avoid hurt feelings
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