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it seams that 300.00 times 3 is a lot of money to me help me!!!!

it seams that 300.00 times 3 is a lot of money to me help me!!!!

Old 10-12-2010, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by memathomas
well the outcome is..............
i told her 300. each and she took a deep breath and said OK!!
i told her we could space them out so when she is ready for the next one she could let me know. the feed sacks are in fantastic condition and very nice i will take pictures tomorrow and post them thank you all for your good advice i am glad i have you all to turn to also i have a quilt in process that i am going to post on pictures its the wood puzzle (3D blocks) on a log cabin background.i have been working on this for 2 months.
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Memathomas, I think that is wonderful of you to do that for your friend. Not everyone can afford higher prices for making a quilt and the option of allowing her to space them apart is also great! I realize our work is worth a lot more than most get paid but I also realize that many people have/desire beloved items they would like to have made into a memory of a loved one and have no one to help them out. Kudos to you for doing this labor of love for your friend at a reasonable price.
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:24 AM
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I have to agree. $300 is not much for 3 quilts, expecially if she expects them quilted. The number 1 reasons to do the quilts would be:
1. Because YOU want to, and no other reason.

Otherwise they will become a burden to you.
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:26 AM
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That's a great idea. $300 for each and spacing them out. Congrats!
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:31 AM
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Suggestion: Talk to her about the batting. You buy what fits the bill AND works for you. She might come up with something that absolutely will not work well with your machine... Let us know what you decide to do and when finished, send us photos! We'd love to see what you do with feedsacks.. :) :)
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ausywa
what is a feedsack
The answer to that question. Here is a brief history of the feed sack:
go to
http://www.rickrack.com/feedsack.html\\

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Old 10-12-2010, 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by memathomas
well the outcome is..............
i told her 300. each and she took a deep breath and said OK!!
i told her we could space them out so when she is ready for the next one she could let me know. the feed sacks are in fantastic condition and very nice i will take pictures tomorrow and post them thank you all for your good advice i am glad i have you all to turn to also i have a quilt in process that i am going to post on pictures its the wood puzzle (3D blocks) on a log cabin background.i have been working on this for 2 months.
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Fantastic! I agree with others - get half up front, remainder at finish for EACH quilt. This can easily be explained by needing other supplies for making the quilt - batting, thread, backing, etc.

Good luck!
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:41 AM
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Don't sell yourself short - Your time is worth a lot - What size will they be and what pattern. I had a friend who wanted a quilt for a queen size be but the price was going to be around $500 - It is a lot of money but that's what it is
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by memathomas
i am so grateful the board is here you are all right!! and im just am afraid to over charge i am a checken at hart LOL i guess i know what sticker shock is

the 3 quilts are from the top to quilting them so i will charge 15.00 for the batting and the backing im not sure what she wants i may have her buy that herself
OK i get it now i will stand fast if she wants them ok if she doesn't thats OK too!!
Just watch that letting her buy the batting. If you tell her what kind to get okay, but she may buy something that you can't work with. I sew for people and many times they bring me inappropriate fabric for the pattern they have chosen. I always supply the thread because I don't like working with cheap thread. And if something calls for a lining I will usually buy the lining so I get quality. If I buy some of the supplies I tack that price onto the final cost. Also, I sometimes give a price window, and tell them if it takes me less time it will be at the lower end of the window. $300 sounds low to me, but I don't know what kind of quilt you are making. Good luck with it!!
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they are easy one is a nine patch the others not decided yet they really left it up to me so i wont get in to deep. they are buying the backing i have the batting we should be fine.

thanks for this help

i wish i could use caps to say "i love you guys " thanks
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Need advice also about pricing. I have two redwork quilts (one is lap size/crib size and the other is possibly wheelchair size. I hand embroider each scene on both and hand quilted both. I just do not know what to charge.
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