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Thread: Taking the plunge !!

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    I am finally taking the plunge to start selling some of my quilts. Over the years I have donated and given hundreds of quilts. I did my first commission one this month and it is on it's way to the quilters but am already spreading the word that i am making and selling babay quilts and got two orders yesterday ;).. I can't stop quilting but I sure need a way to fund this habit.. so wish me luck !!

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    Good luck! Sounds like you're off to a good start.

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    I really would like to know more about your plans. I love to quilt and am looking to find a way to fund it also. So many say that they cannot do the work and make any money at it. Do you have any suggestions?

    Sorry for all the rude questions, but I had to ask.

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    Good luck in your new endeavor. Post some pix, please.

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    Pictures?

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    Good luck and hope you do well.

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    Thanks everyone I have two finished at the moment and 10 in my mind lOL:) you know how that goes. Two orders :)>> yippee..
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    Nice quilts!! Congrats for being to sell your quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Nice quilts!! Congrats for being to sell your quilts!
    I figure after 29 years of giving them away .. it is time ;)> LOL

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    Very nice

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    Keeps us informed how it goes, and best of luck.

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    Both are beautiful :D:D:D and I wish you the best of luck on your endeavor!!!

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    Congrats!

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    Cute quilts. Good luck on your new venture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Both are beautiful :D:D:D and I wish you the best of luck on your endeavor!!!
    Thank you after leaving the sewing this morning for the soldiers the group leader gave me two grocery bags FULL of more fabric !! I must be destined to quilt lOL>

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    Good for you. I hope you get your price. I've been wanting to sell my quilts too. Problem #1 for me is DH. He thinks every quilt I make should be for us. Problem #2 getting the amount the quilt is worth. Keep us posted I'd like to know how you do.

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    I wish you the best and by the way i love your quilts they are just beautiful(:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Gramy
    Good for you. I hope you get your price. I've been wanting to sell my quilts too. Problem #1 for me is DH. He thinks every quilt I make should be for us. Problem #2 getting the amount the quilt is worth. Keep us posted I'd like to know how you do.
    It is hard to part with them I agree.;) I have two orders already :) so we'll see how it goes.:) I do think it is much harder to get your money out of the bigger ones..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain-moma
    I wish you the best and by the way i love your quilts they are just beautiful(:)
    Thank you :)

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    I wish you luck and the two are very pretty. I would think you would come out better if you did your own quilting. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    I wish you luck and the two are very pretty. I would think you would come out better if you did your own quilting. Just a thought.
    Not really when I add my time... I'd rather be on to the next quilt than do that,... . the gal I have doing it does a LOT of machine work for me and my mom personally and also for our valor group she gives me a ***smoking *** deal.

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    hope your new endeavour goes well! Getting paid to quilt what a life!

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    good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahel
    hope your new endeavour goes well! Getting paid to quilt what a life!
    Well it has been a dream ;)>> maybe huh?? and another dream would be to move near my daughter in the next couple years and have a sewing room big enough to buy a machine to do this for others ;)> and myself. instead of sending them out. DREAM BIG !!

    I am installing EQ5 today .. :) my sister donated it to me ;)>>

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    Good luck. I love your quilt in your avatar. Looks like you do awesome work. I bet you'll do great selling them. :thumbup:

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