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    I forgot to tell you your work is just stunning/Keep it untill she pays you. That is real bad. She is a bad girl.
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    Can't help you on pricing but I think you did a gorgeous job.

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    That is so beautiful. Well worth the $200.

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    If I do something I make a contract. They pay for supplies up front and then I estimate my time etc and put the price on paper. Also state that if price isn't received, I keep the quilt and $$ for supplies. Also have both of us sign it so if they back out, I keep the project. I let them make payments if its needed, but I keep till the price is paid in full..

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    Beautiful quilt ... horrendous customer!!

    You mentioned that you would de-construct the quilt to return the bits of fabric back to the customer if she demanded them. If she does demand them ... remind her that she has not paid for your time in making a pattern and making the quilt - so - quote her your time for deconstructing the quilt and ADD $125 to that cost.

    Ask her how she would handle it had a customer said "gee ... I don't like the color I chose and you painted, I'll give you half the money".
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    You should plan to keep the whole thing if she refuses to meet your price; you have too much invested in that quilt to tear it apart now. She won't find anyone to make something that special for anything less than $200! I used to make baby afghans and often tried to sell to supplement my single-parent income; I just quit trying when I realized I couldn't get a decent price for the time I had invested. Seems like a battle you are dealing with your quilting now. Stand your ground; you can surely get a decent price for it elsewhere.

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    It's a lovely piece of art and I agree that $200 is not unrealistic. Do not give her the quilt unless she at least gives you the $126 originally talked about. I urge everyone to be sure to obtain a sizeable depost before embarking on a commissioned piece and get the prices on paper and have both parties sign it.

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    She owes you the $125 plus your supply costs. If she doesn't pay you, keep it for advertising and sell your pattern. I would buy one! The quilt is beautiful and she should appreciate your effort.

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    It's beautiful. I think $200 is a very good deal also...Sorry others don't realize the time, energy, expertise, talent that's put into quilts, table runners, mug rugs and everything else. It's stunning!

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    your quilt is very nice....this is why I do not make things for people. No one understands the time and money it takes to make a quilt - small or large. So I make what I want to make and give to who I want to give.

    If I every make something for someone for $$...I will make sure to collect a deposit (a good size) before any work is done.

    I agree $200 easy
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