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Thread: Non-quilters Have No Ideal about Time..Sheeeeeeeesh.

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    [quote=Nettie Phillips]I know what you are talking about. My mother used to sew
    for other people and they would bring her things and say you
    just have this to do. It won't take long. People just don't
    realize what goes into doing things like that and quilting.

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    I know what you are talking about. My mother used to sew
    for other people and they would bring her things and say you
    just have this to do. It won't take long. People just don't
    realize what goes into doing things like that and quilting.

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    Ignore them, they will go away(you can only hope) :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    You've just given me my laugh for the day!! Thanks.

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    There is a quilter who lives in Glen Rose Texas. Her name is Glenda Marsh. Maybe she might be interested or may know someone locally who may help her.

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    Non-quilters really have no idea do they????

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    I love sewing for my kids and grankids, but they understand about the time factor. My four and five year old granddaughters are already requesting Halloween costumes. Now, they plan ahead!! :lol:
    When I sew for my kids, they offer to come over, help with laundry, cook dinner, and buy the fabric. I trained them from an early age.

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    Yikes, I'm not offering my name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    Don't you just wave your magic wand? ? ? ?
    What majic wand? And where can we all get one of them? lol.

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    Yes, I know the feeling ... especially from fam
    My daughter says , I know u can just whip
    It up in no time just sew fast .... She makes
    me LOL ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    I love sewing for my kids and grankids, but they understand about the time factor. My four and five year old granddaughters are already requesting Halloween costumes. Now, they plan ahead!! :lol:
    When I sew for my kids, they offer to come over, help with laundry, cook dinner, and buy the fabric. I trained them from an early age.
    ok...you need to write a book and tell the rest of us your recipe for the brainwashing solution you used :lol: :lol:

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    I get calls from quilters asking how busy I am and if I can squeeze in "a small quilt" because they are leaving in 3 days. When I started quilting, I made a rule, do them in the order you get them. It's only fair. Some people make charity quilts and think I should quilt them ahead of all the others I have. It's frustrating to tell them I can't do that.

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    I posted yesterday, but I guess we should be flattered that we make it all look so easy. And be able to say the word "NO" when necessary. That last part does not come easy for me.

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    You don't even need to make a telphone call on her behalf.
    Your plate is full. Tell her you can not do it, and are not intersted in doing it.
    Nothing more needs to be said or done.

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    Over the weekend I was putting together the fabric pieces for the YBR I'm working on for my mom, and my husband had been observing my "auditioning" which strip to match up with another and he said wow I had no idea this quilting was so involved.

    I'm convinced if they don't do it they have no idea at all as to the time involved.

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    Hey it looks like your learning to say " no" so good for you. She did mean 2011 right? There is no way I personally could do it in that length of time. You are right non- quilters have no idea the time we spend on our projects.

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    [quote=debbieumphress]
    I get too many hitches in my git-along and never know when I will have a broken spoke.

    I haven't heard that expression in ages :lol: :lol: . And here I thought it was a Virginia saying! You go, girl!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    I got a call this morning, abuot 5 minutes ago. And this person, who is really nice, asked me if I could make her two t-shirt quilts with her daughters t-shirts,,, blah..blah..blah... I do not quilt for outsiders for a living, I do them once in a while for friends. Anyway, someone gave her my name.
    OK this is not a problem, I tell people, no time frame, when it's done. LOL. SHe wants one full size by April 18th and one by May 18th. I was like "you are kidding". She said, well you have plenty of time. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    SO this lady lives in GLen ROse, TExas. I have her info. If anyone else would like to "play" with her , pm me. I just cannot do it. I know some do but not this chickie doodle. I get too many hitches in my git-along and never know when I will have a broken spoke. YOu know.
    Thanks for letting me vent. Whew!!! Does anyone quilt this fast? I can with a regular top but stabilizing, cutting, etc for a t-shirt quilt. May be some good money for someone. She might even mail it if she thought she could get it back on time.
    ANy takers. ROFL.
    Ask her if she would like to learn to make one herself? B & B Quilting in Buda, TX is having a two day class, first one March 30. Pocketful of Poseys in Fredericksburg, TX is having a two day class, first one March 26, 2nd one April 16th. I am registered to the FBG, TX class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaykwilts
    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    I love sewing for my kids and grankids, but they understand about the time factor. My four and five year old granddaughters are already requesting Halloween costumes. Now, they plan ahead!! :lol:
    When I sew for my kids, they offer to come over, help with laundry, cook dinner, and buy the fabric. I trained them from an early age.
    ok...you need to write a book and tell the rest of us your recipe for the brainwashing solution you used :lol: :lol:
    ROFLMBO

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla
    Maybe she could send the shirts to CHINA where just about everything is made these days. I'm sure someone there could whip it out over night!

    Oh my, am I ever a *itch...and certainly not politically correct about anything.
    Boy this posting really has me ROFLMBO!! You girls are so much fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    I got a call this morning, abuot 5 minutes ago. And this person, who is really nice, asked me if I could make her two t-shirt quilts with her daughters t-shirts,,, blah..blah..blah... I do not quilt for outsiders for a living, I do them once in a while for friends. Anyway, someone gave her my name.
    OK this is not a problem, I tell people, no time frame, when it's done. LOL. SHe wants one full size by April 18th and one by May 18th. I was like "you are kidding". She said, well you have plenty of time. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    SO this lady lives in GLen ROse, TExas. I have her info. If anyone else would like to "play" with her , pm me. I just cannot do it. I know some do but not this chickie doodle. I get too many hitches in my git-along and never know when I will have a broken spoke. YOu know.
    Thanks for letting me vent. Whew!!! Does anyone quilt this fast? I can with a regular top but stabilizing, cutting, etc for a t-shirt quilt. May be some good money for someone. She might even mail it if she thought she could get it back on time.
    ANy takers. ROFL.

    I can relate to this! Knitted 300 hats last year and donated them to the local Boys & Girls Club of America. One of the Moms (I work with her & her 2 boys each got a hat) asked if I would make her husband a hat w/ear flaps. My thoughts...what...am I your personal knitter? Just spent 9 1/2 mos. knitting the hats and she wants me to knit her husband a hat?! Don't think so... Can't believe how some people think people who do whatever craft they do have all the time in the world...as if it's like not doing anything.

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    A friend kindly asked me if I sewed for other people, because her high school daughter would like a quilt of all her volleyball shirts. I said I didn't sew that way, and had never done a T-shirt quilt, BUTTTT if S would like to come over, we could figure it out together as her summer project before she went to college. So mom and S came over and we went through the shirts. Decided on a size for squares, material needed and off they went. I think we did 2 more afternoons that way, and it was a learning experience for all. Needless to say, Sept. came and S went off without a finished quilt. S was mom's 3rd and last child, so mom suddenly had an empty nest, no more school volunteering, and needed "a project." She got a DOG!!!! But she did find time that fall to come over one last time for final completion. I didn't see it, but Mom was happy with the results. She couldn't wait to gift it to her for Christmas. Now the other two want quilts, but they can ask Mom and S. Sure, I spent 3 or 4 afternoons with them, but we enjoyed it. "If you teach a person to quilt,.....

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    GREAT solution - helping a person make the quilt.

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    [quote=cjaye44]
    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    I get too many hitches in my git-along and never know when I will have a broken spoke.

    I haven't heard that expression in ages :lol: :lol: . And here I thought it was a Virginia saying! You go, girl!!
    LOL. I thought it was a texas saying. SO funny. I am still enjoying my scissor fobs you sent me. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    I got a call this morning, about 5 minutes ago. And this person, who is really nice, asked me if I could make her two t-shirt quilts with her daughters t-shirts,,, blah..blah..blah... I do not quilt for outsiders for a living, I do them once in a while for friends. Anyway, someone gave her my name.
    OK this is not a problem, I tell people, no time frame, when it's done. LOL. She wants one full size by April 18th and one by May 18th. I was like "you are kidding". She said, well you have plenty of time. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    SO this lady lives in Glen Rose, TExas. I have her info. If anyone else would like to "play" with her , pm me. I just cannot do it. I know some do but not this chickie doodle. I get too many hitches in my git-along and never know when I will have a broken spoke. You know.
    Thanks for letting me vent. Whew!!! Does anyone quilt this fast? I can with a regular top but stabilizing, cutting, etc for a t-shirt quilt. May be some good money for someone. She might even mail it if she thought she could get it back on time.
    Any takers. ROFL.
    I like your little picture at the bottom of your page. It has given me a smile on my face thinking about it. Thanks Debbie

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