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Thread: I got asked to make 4 quilts

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    Good for you! Glad she gave you some time to do the work. Shows she likes your work and gave some thought to the assignment. Let us know your progress!

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    You are going to be busy. The money sure sounds nice. :lol:

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    I too have been roped into doing wedding sewing!!! My date is the end of April. Table runners, flower girl dress, fairy flower girls outfit alterations. So much to do, so little time and I'm not getting paid the $$ . . . . Oh yea, I'm the mother of the bride. ;)

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    Get cracking!

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    If you keep to a schedule, 4 quilts by Christmas should be doable. Good luck! Keep us posted on your progress.

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    Wow, that's some expensive bride's maids gifts! You better start early! You've got a lot of work to do! lol

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    WOW! You are going to be one busy lady!

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    Good luck

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    do you have all the details in writing or at least notes as to what is expected and when. even friends need this.

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    wow that is something. keep us posted if you do it. i want to see the finished quilts

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    Are you happy with this situation? It sounds like a lot of work, but she is also paying you well. She obviously knows the worth of a quilt and all the time it takes. Please show us pictures when you are finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah12687
    A friend of mine has asked me to sew 4 quilts. Her daughter is getting married this coming Christmas and she wants to give her brides mades quilts for being in the wedding. She is dropping off the pattern, 5 full bolts of fabric, thread, batting and bias tape and I get what is left over. The quilts are standard size. On top of that she is paying me $550.00 per quilt. If I have time left she wants me to make a 8ft table runner for the main table.
    Wow Thats wonderful Have fun

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    go for it

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    Guess we won't be seeing you on here for awhile! Take a minute to post pics when you finish. Good Luck!

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    OMG!!!

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    I love to make quilts for others - I don't always have the money to buy material so I love it when someone wants to supply me with the things necessary to have more fun. It also solves the problem of what to do with all the quilts I make ;) Have fun. Sounds like you will be busy busy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    At least she's paying. When I first read the title, I was worried it was goign to be another of those "make me 5 quilts... wait, you want me to pay for supplies and your time??" posts. :D
    My thoughts exactly! What a thoughtful gift. Hope they appreciate the time, effort and quality of this once in a lifetime gift. I have never heard of such a generous gift before. How fortunate they are!

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    Way to go on getting paid for making quilts! With what she's paying you can make the tops, send them out to be quilted and STILL make a nice profit (just make sure you get paid enough up front so you don't get stuck paying for the LAQ). That is, if you don't have a long arm machine of your own. If you do, that's even better!

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    Price each is a real windfall .... I would go for it... you have almost a whole
    year to do it, and each one becomes easier. Set up your assembly line!

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    Great Gig. Hope you enjoy it

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    Congratulations! Your friend must treasure your work and your friendship.

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    Fabulous!! A great friend who appreciates the time involved and how special the quilts are. Enjoy!

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    I agree getting paid to do something you love is great. Does she want all the quilts the same? Do you have a long arm machine? I'm so impressed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eiltcoq
    Deborah, It would be fun to see the pattern she picked out. It sounds, as though, you'll be busy for the whole year. Enjoy your time making these quilts. Do you do your own quilting, also? Do you have a LA? Please show us your progress as you make these quilts. Thanks. Eiltcoq.
    I have to do all the quilting with my sewing machine as I don't have a LA. I will keep you up dates as things progress.

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    Sucha deal!

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