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Old 11-20-2020, 04:46 AM
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On a local website, someone posted yesterday. "Looking for Quilter to make a tshirt quilt for a December birthday?" Wow, all I could think of is people have no idea about quilting. I didn't reply of course. But I did get a good chuckle out of the request thinking, "No, nothing is going on this time of year." Happy Sewing y'all!
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:01 AM
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So true! People who don't do various crafts tend to vastly underestimate the amount of time that goes into it. I remember someone expressing interest in a hat I was knitting and saying that she could pay me for one. It was a complicated two color pattern - I would guess that it took about 6-8 hours to make that hat. I remember thinking that if I charged even minimum wage for my time, plus materials (good quality wool yarn), no way would she willing to pay that. I just ignored her suggestion/request.

I came across a wonderful quote in the knitting world, that translates well to other crafts, including quilting:
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Knitting is like sex. If I like you and you appreciate it, it's free. Otherwise, you can't pay me enough.
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:13 AM
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hahaha! Love that quote! And so true.
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:31 AM
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My mother and sister had no idea what went into a quilt, how much fabric it took, the time to wash and/or starch, press, cut, sew, press, layer, quilt and bind. Sometimes back breaking from bending over for long periods of time. Now that they've seen me in action they know and appreciate.............Of course they still wanat their's done...............YESTERDAY!!!!!!
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:38 AM
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There will be some silly soul that will reply and do it for little of nothing. . Thus setting the standard of I got this made cheap so why are you charging so much?
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:56 AM
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Sure we can just whip one of those up.😂
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Old 11-20-2020, 08:03 AM
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You are right so many people have no idea the time and concentrated work that goes into making a quilt. I chuckle even more when it comes to how much some people are willing to pay for a home made quilt. I had one person offer me $50 for a queen size quilt. Of course I said no way.
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Old 11-20-2020, 08:40 AM
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I agree-everyone thinks if you sew you can make anything in a day or two. I know some people have no idea about sewing and I understand that too.
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A lot of people do not know/realize how food is produced.

It is magically in the grocery store (most of the time in the USA, anyway).

Or anything else, for that matter.

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Old 11-20-2020, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
A lot of people do not know/realize how food is produced.

It is magically in the grocery store (most of the time in the USA, anyway).

Or anything else, for that matter.
Bearisgray, you are so right!
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