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Thread: I got asked to make 4 quilts

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    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.

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    Sounds like a lot of work. Also lots of fun, scraps, and some money to boot. Good luck.

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    Start early!!!

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    Wow!!! That's really really nice Bridsmaid's gifts!!!!
    Hopefully it is a pattern and fabrics that you like working with!!!

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    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!)

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    That is wonderful!!! :)

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    Good for you! Enjoy making them.

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    can't wait to see them.

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    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. For my wedding, I have 2 friends who are singing my 1st dance song. I'm making them each a quilt :D

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    Wonderful! sounds like you have a lot to keep you busy.

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    Yoy should be very honored!! And thankful - that she didnt expect you to supply fabric etc. and to get paid to do it is even better!!! Watch out though it could be a start of a new business for you lol Many who see the quilts may like the idea for their wedding parties also...If approached I would make a set amount and base it on what time etc you have invested in the ones you are doing now. Good luck and would love to se one thanks cheryl :-D

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    Wow, that is awesome!! Finally, someone is being reasonable with the price of a beautiful quilt :D:D
    Be sure to post pics!

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    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.

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    that is great.....I have friend who is good me like somewhat like that.....God has blessed me with GOOD friends.

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    Woo hoo, you go girl . Getting paid for something you love to do awesome :thumbup:

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    WOW, I would start now!

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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.
    Sounds like a ball! Go for it! But pick a pattern that is relatively easy to do, but looks like a million. Edie

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    Start with the table runner and don't stop 'till they are all done. This bride is a smart consumer and is willing to pay for it.
    Good Luck and many sunny, sewing days to you.

    Is a time line of one quilt per month too fast?

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    Wow - sounds like she appreciates what is involved in making a quilt and is willing to pay a fair price. Better get going. Christmas will be here before you know it. And don't forget to post pictures when you've finished.

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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.
    Excellent. These should be a JOY to work on! :D

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    WOW-I've never heard of such a wonderful gift for a bridemaid-and so nice to hear you will be paid for your skill. That is great.

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    It sounds like she is paying a good rate, and she bought the fabric, pattern etc.... I bet you have a great time! I love having a deadline....as opposed to just doing what I want. I get more done! Congratulation on your "job"!

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    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.

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    Good Luck. Keep us posted on how you are doing. That many quilts can be overwhelming. The money sure sounds good though.

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    Thats AWESOME!

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