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Now it has happened and I don't want it!

Old 09-19-2010, 04:45 PM
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Just when I think I have moved past the "newbie" stage and feeling somewhat confident and yet totally aware that my skills still need work, out of the blue this past week, 3 people have asked me to make them some things. One lady didn't ask, she just stated she has a quilt she wants me to make for her hubby. I replied " I have a quilt that I want to make for mine". She still thinks I am going to and I dont want to! Nor do I intend too, I am not that good and even so, I rarely have time to sew any myself!

Can someone tell me why, when I click on new topic, it never comes up new topic?
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:50 PM
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My dear friend, just remember the first word out parents teach us.......... NO ! lol it works everytime.

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Old 09-19-2010, 04:53 PM
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You can say NO or I just have a tendency to ignore them.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:53 PM
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As Nancy Reagan used to tell us about drugs..."Just say NO!".

Some people can't help but try to take advantage of others. But we don't have to go along with them!
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:54 PM
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Sounds like some folks I know!

Just go on and tell them you will be glad to do their quilts WHEN you have the time. Also, tell them that THEY have to go with you to purchase the material, the thread, and that there is no way you could possibly do the quilting yourself. Find 3 quotes for long-armers. Go with the highest as she/he will be the best. Don't forget to add the $15 per hour of your time and that your machine will need to be serviced and cleaned before and after doing their quilt. By now you will be into the many hundreds of dollars. Chances are, you won't be forced to do the quilt! This has actually worked for me...I only do quilts I want to do, when I want to do them.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:56 PM
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Just say no. Why can't your friend do her own quilt?
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:56 PM
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If you eventually want to work for others thats fine.
I don't.
My answer to requests is "Sorry. No. This is something I do for me. When I start doing this for others it becomes work and I no longer enjoy it"
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I click on recent topics not new topic.
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I am not sure what New Topic you are clicking on. I always use Unread topics.
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Originally Posted by MonkeeGirl
Sounds like some folks I know!

Just go on and tell them you will be glad to do their quilts WHEN you have the time. Also, tell them that THEY have to go with you to purchase the material, the thread, and that there is no way you could possibly do the quilting yourself. Find 3 quotes for long-armers. Go with the highest as she/he will be the best. Don't forget to add the $15 per hour of your time and that your machine will need to be serviced and cleaned before and after doing their quilt. By now you will be into the many hundreds of dollars. Chances are, you won't be forced to do the quilt! This has actually worked for me...I only do quilts I want to do, when I want to do them.
I like this!
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