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Old 11-21-2020, 04:13 AM
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I have not mastered the ability to decline a family request for a t-shirt quilt! (I don't charge family) Home made items in general are undervalued by most. I also cut glass for stained glass windows. Also very labor intensive. I've made a few custom windows for profit, but I don't work for strangers for free!
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Old 11-21-2020, 04:19 AM
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I'm not done! Just because I'm retired does not mean that I sew all day! I only have 1-2 hours daily to craft after all the other obligations, and it is precious time and must be planned and prioritized. Right now I'm working on a flamingo mosaic in the glass studio(garage) and a DP quilt needs binding in the sewing room(bedroom). Too many projects, not enough time...

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Old 11-21-2020, 07:15 AM
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Whenever anyone asks if I will make a quilt for them for pay, I say I cost too much. I do! My time is more precious to me than any amount of money, and I have my own projects lined up. It just so happens that some of those projects are for charity, but they are still things that I want to do. And I did just make a child’s quilt in 2 days for my daughter’s friend’s child who had brain surgery. Super simple designs in cute fabrics can still make a special gift. I just finished quilting some quilts for my guild, and when they asked if I wanted some more to work on, I said not until after Christmas! She laughed and knew exactly why. Since we won’t be getting together for Christmas this year, I will be mailing more so they have to be finished even earlier.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:44 AM
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yes I know what you mean I made two little lap quilts for two friends simply because they begged me and I said I would my word is good I have learned to keep my mouth shut lol
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Old 11-21-2020, 04:25 PM
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I could easily make a baby quilt in two days for a special baby. I don't charge for quilts but, I pick who gets one and use what colors and pattern that I choose. I do make donation quilts for foster kids in my county. I make them all year long and do it when I want.
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Old 11-22-2020, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by aashley333 View Post
I have not mastered the ability to decline a family request for a t-shirt quilt! (I don't charge family) Home made items in general are undervalued by most. I also cut glass for stained glass windows. Also very labor intensive. I've made a few custom windows for profit, but I don't work for strangers for free!
I made one T-shirt quilt (trade with a neighbor) top only, never again!! I would have no problem declining such a request. To me that feels like sewing, not quilting.
Stained glass is awesome, I would love to see some pictures! I had a friend who did that. He would do commissions both for pay and for friends, but on his own time. His rule - the first time you ask me, "when do you think it will be done?" that's it. Forget about it.
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Old 11-22-2020, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by sandy l View Post
But sometimes it feels like you're beating you head against a stone wall.
I definitely feel that way, Sandy. You can't educate people about things they don't want to be educated. It's like trying teach a pig to sing. It just wastes your time and annoys the pig.
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Old 11-22-2020, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by CanoePam View Post
My time is more precious to me than any amount of money, and I have my own projects lined up.
I so understand this. My boss has a tendency of taking on too much work, then asking me to do extra to bail her out. She always thinks that she can motivate me with extra money. I'm getting to a stage in life where that doesn't work so well anymore.
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Old 11-23-2020, 06:20 AM
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I've never made a tee shirt quilt and from all I read on this board I'm never going to either!
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Old 11-23-2020, 12:50 PM
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I've never made a tee shirt quilt and from all I read on this board I'm never going to either!
I'm the same Susie! I never really wanted to make one and after reading about them I really don't want to make one.
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