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Thread: $1100. T-Shirt quilt.

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    Junior Member Narda H.'s Avatar
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    $1100. T-Shirt quilt.

    I have a client who said she just wanted to throw some money at someone to make her college daughter a t-shirt quilt. I got a book and studied and told her I would do it. First time I ever documented How long it takes me to make a queen size quilt. It took 45 1/2 hours. She gave me $200. to get started, which it took all of that. Then $100. to get it quilted. She is super excited about the turn out and so am I! I hope this doesn't come across as bragging , I just wanted to share with you all.
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    Have discovered paper piecing!
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    Thanks for sharing your quilt with everyone. You did a spectacular job.

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    I can see why she's excited! It's fantastic. Isn't there a saying "it's not bragging if you can do it"? Well, you did it. Great job.

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    So you did this all for $300? We are never paid for what we are worth! But because we love the process we do it anyway!

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    PS. It's beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini View Post
    So you did this all for $300? We are never paid for what we are worth! But because we love the process we do it anyway!
    Sorry ,I'm not a very good story teller. I will receive $800. which is the remainder of $1100.
    Have discovered paper piecing!
    OH YEAH

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    you did a terrific job with the quilt
    Nancy in western NY
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    A great job on this treasure. It is priceless.

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    Love it! Really like the ones you framed like a photo Love the teeny little borders around each t-shirt.
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    That is awesome! No, your not bragging, just sharing, and thank you! Great job!!

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    fantastic work on an awesome quilt! love the colors used in the background and framing and the way you put it all together!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    wow... nice quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narda H. View Post
    Sorry ,I'm not a very good story teller. I will receive $800. which is the remainder of $1100.
    Wow! Good for you, I've made several of these and never got anywhere near that much, congratulation on finding someone willing to pay what all the effort is worth! Eventhough you may not be doing accurate piecing like some patterns, it is a lot of work and you did a fabulous job! Obviously she was pleased!
    Life is like a coin; you can spend it anyway you want, but you can only spend it once.

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    This is an amazing quilt. I like this t-shirt quilt more than any other. I am so glad you shared it with us.

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    great job its beautiful!!!!
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    It looks wonderful!
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    You did a wonderful job. Love the pieced sashing.

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    You definitley deserve the money, you did a fantastic job on this quilt, I've heard T-shirt quilts are not easy to do because of the stretching of the T-shirt fabric. This one you did is awesome.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    You are my hero! Your quilt is amazing and it is great that you got paid well for your hard work. It is hard, almost impossible, putting value on our work but I think you deserve every penny. I am about to make two commissioned quilts fot the first time. One is for a friend's mother and I am doing it for free and the other is a fundraising quilt for my boy's Scout , of course also free. My hubby thinks that this will open the doors for more commissioned quilts that will pay but I am at loss as to how I would charge for them and also I am not sure that my skills are good enough for the world of professional quilting. According to my DH and DM my quilts are beautiful but they are family, not quilters, so they love anything i make even complete disasters. As I said in the beginning, you are my hero!

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    it looks great!!

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    How many Tshirts did you use?

    It is gorgious.

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    You did a great job!
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    I think that's the nicest t-shirt quilt I've ever seen! You did a fabulous job!
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    The quilt is a beautiful custom quilt. Nice payment for you!
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    it's beautiful. You did a great job!
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