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    Did she show you the pattern before you agreeded to do it?

    Would be interested in knowing more about this great project you have going.
    What unique gift.

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    I've been trying to convince my husband that 60 dollars for a standard size baby quilt is a good price, I need to show him this post so he'll believe me!

    I'd love to see some pics and hope they all come together with no issues, and no snags!

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    Now that's special...and profitable!!
    Sew-n-sew...can't wait to see pictures....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah12687
    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    What a gem to give you that much time to get them all done! I would say set up a payment schedule just so no one is surprised at the end!

    (and the friendship stays golden!)
    My friend is well to do and I won't have to worry about her not paying for them. 3 years ago she asked me to do the silk flowers for her son's wedding and got paid very well. I sure wish I had her life.
    Someone elses life often looks better simply because we're not living it! But I do know what you mean - wish I had all the money I need and all the money I want. But God gave me a great family instead.

    What a cross to bear!

    :lol:

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    More money for your own supplies. Very thoughtful and nice of her to supply all the materials up front and you don't have to go shopping for them. I hope you enjoy making them and they are fairly easy patterns.

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    All I can tell you is Henry Ford proved that assembly line is the most efficient way to finish in a timely fashion. Is that possible with this pattern? Good luck dear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    Start early!!!
    Isnthatodd forgot sew late and don't slow down! Good Luck

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    wow you have a lot of work ahead of you good luck check in when you come up for air to let us all know how it going

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    What an oppertunity to do something you love and GET PAID too.

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    Doing what you love and getting paid for it as well. Can't get any better than that. :thumbup: :lol:

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    Wow lucky you!! What is the quilt pattern? Are they all to be just the same? Can you post pics of the pattern and fabric?

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    That sounds great and would be fun if you could do each one a little different from the others... My daughter asked me (at the last minute) to make her bridesmaids' gifts (travel bags) and I had to turn her down... I had already made her 4 bridesmaids' dresses, two jr. bridesmaids, and a very elaborate flower girl dress, not to mention altering the wedding gown to fit and making the bustle, altering suits and pants for some of the guys, and a Marine corp dress blue coat for my husband to give her away in. I also made the ring bearer pillow, flower girl basket, the wedding arch and 8 tablecloths for the big round tables at her reception. Enough was enough, LOL!

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    You are going to be a busy person. It's a big compliment to your work to be asked to make these for wedding party gifts. Congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    and I would send them out for the quilting!
    That's what I was thinking too!

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    That sounds like fun and she is paying you what appears a fair price per quilt. Better get sewing. ~smile~

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    Congratulations. I'm glad someone knows the value of this kind of work. Most people think just because you sew, they will buy the material and let you make it and think nothing about paying you. I had this done to me so never again.

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    The latest on the quilts she didn't show up with the bolts and notions yesterday. I kind of got upset but she finely called this morning. Her daughter got mad at her for going ahead and buying the pattern and fabric with out talking to her first. The brides maids wanted to pick out there own fabric and patterns for there quilt. The patterns they picked from are Robert Kaufman, the patterns are Imperial, seven stars, sidelights and Mademoiselle and I am going to have to add to that pattern. No bolts this time but a generous amount of fabric for each quilt. More scraps for me to have!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    That sounds great and would be fun if you could do each one a little different from the others... My daughter asked me (at the last minute) to make her bridesmaids' gifts (travel bags) and I had to turn her down... I had already made her 4 bridesmaids' dresses, two jr. bridesmaids, and a very elaborate flower girl dress, not to mention altering the wedding gown to fit and making the bustle, altering suits and pants for some of the guys, and a Marine corp dress blue coat for my husband to give her away in. I also made the ring bearer pillow, flower girl basket, the wedding arch and 8 tablecloths for the big round tables at her reception. Enough was enough, LOL!
    WHEW!!! I wouldn't have survived that amount!

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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.
    I think you have a very good friend. She knows to supply the fabric and pay you for your work. Great. I think the price she offered is also a win-win for both of you. Not pricing herself out of you doing it and not insulting you by a low offer. I hope the pattern she wants is not too complicated. Perhaps you could also post that?

    Enjoy, after all, you would have been making "something" anyway....why not get paid for "working" for the next few months. And I think she has given you plenty of time!! Is she paying to have it quilted too or is that part of the deal? Have fun with it. Ellen

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    sounds like a nice gift for the bridemaids and a lot of work for you but some nice leftovers I hope and $$$ besides nice.

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    I am not happy with my friend she has not dropped the patterns and fabrics by yet. She keeps changing her mind on things and I have had it! Last I herd 2 of the brides maids have decided not to be in the wedding. I am at this point she can find someone else to do the quilts! I have a lot of projects and quilts to make and not gonna sit around and wait till the last minute to get them done for her. I sew and do art work and do other crafts to make money for myself for extra things and help pay bills. I can't trust her to carry thru at this point.

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    Deborah, I am proud of you for setting limits on your time and talents, especially when it is for a friend. Your time is valuable and you shouldn't be expected to put all others on hold indefinitely. Friends and acquaintances should be treated equally when it comes to business. Many can not avoid that controlling feature when it comes to friendship. A true friend wouldn't expect special treatment. Good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah12687
    I am not happy with my friend she has not dropped the patterns and fabrics by yet. She keeps changing her mind on things and I have had it! Last I herd 2 of the brides maids have decided not to be in the wedding. I am at this point she can find someone else to do the quilts! I have a lot of projects and quilts to make and not gonna sit around and wait till the last minute to get them done for her. I sew and do art work and do other crafts to make money for myself for extra things and help pay bills. I can't trust her to carry thru at this point.
    So much for my comment on what a good friend she is!!! A good friend would not keep you waiting, she'd want you started and finished!!!! Too bad.

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    That sounds like an awesome deal. It should be easy for you if all quilts are in the same pattern.

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    Not a bad little earner,hope you like fabric /patterns.

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