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Thread: "Candy Jar"

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    "Candy Jar"

    My first commission quilt... I learned alot... dont undercharge yourself harsh lesson wont do it again and 2nd lesson it is soo hard to send them to their new home!! But she was soo tickled with it and now wants a quilt for her mother so we are in the process of picking a pattern that she would like and I had to re-adjust pricing .
    The pattern is "Candy Jar" by Eleanor Burns...it is more or less and autograph album quilt block with the colors different. She chose the colors but I must say it all came together rather nice.

    It is machine pieced and hand quilted. ( the top was not quilted in the pic yet)
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    ELIZAJANE

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    Very pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    When life gives you scraps, make a quilt.

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    Beautiful! So colorful and cheerful
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    lovely quilt!
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    Beautiful quilt, love the bright colors.
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    Love it. You always get in trouble when you underestimate yourself.

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    Pretty quilt. I can understand you hate to part with it.

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    Pretty colors!

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    Very cute, nice job
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    wonderful quilt!
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    That is beautiful. I like the colors.
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    very bright and cheerful.

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    Not undercharging ourselves is the hardest thing! And you may not belive it now, but you will do it again....and again. I have been quilting and making quilts for people for 10 years and I think I may have finally gotten my worth this last time. Let me tell you my story....Sorry, it is a bit long, but worth reading, in my opinion....

    I had a 75 foot tree in my yard, pine tree, that was dead and leaning towards the house. DH is in Afghanistan. I called various tree companies for bids and they were 2-4 K!!! One man at a restaurant said he had a special tree cutting truck and would do it for 1K. I got the money out, cash, he came by, took one look at that tree and apologized, said it was up on a hill and within rought iron railing and he would have to pass. So there I am with an envelope with 1000 cash in it. I began calling more tree companies and this one man looked at it and asked when I would be home. I told him I am always home because I work from home. He asked what I do. I told him I am a longarm quilter. He said, wow, I sure would like a quilt, just for my recliner....I replied....how would you like it to be flannel backed and with a big pocket at the bottom for your feet, so it wouldn't slide off your feet? Oh, he said, I would really like that. So I told him if he would remove that tree for 1000 I would make him a quilt like that....he reached out and shook my hand and said DEAL! Before the tree was cut down he decided he wanted to give his wife a recliner quilt for Christmas and asked me how much I would charge. I told him $500. He agreed. I paid him the entire 1000 for the tree and 2 weeks later he came back for the two quilts and paid me the $500. Now, is that battering at its best or what? He wanted his all in blues and his wife's blue and red....I was able to use from my stash and thank you, Accu Go! except for the flannel backing for the3 wife's quilt, I had to order that....and we were both happy with the deal.
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    Good job. I like your quilt and the colors are perfect

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    Ha ha love the story!!! that is soo awesome! My hub is a 4 time Iraq vet so I know where your coming from trying to get stuff done!



    Quote Originally Posted by Michellesews View Post
    Not undercharging ourselves is the hardest thing! And you may not belive it now, but you will do it again....and again. I have been quilting and making quilts for people for 10 years and I think I may have finally gotten my worth this last time. Let me tell you my story....Sorry, it is a bit long, but worth reading, in my opinion....

    I had a 75 foot tree in my yard, pine tree, that was dead and leaning towards the house. DH is in Afghanistan. I called various tree companies for bids and they were 2-4 K!!! One man at a restaurant said he had a special tree cutting truck and would do it for 1K. I got the money out, cash, he came by, took one look at that tree and apologized, said it was up on a hill and within rought iron railing and he would have to pass. So there I am with an envelope with 1000 cash in it. I began calling more tree companies and this one man looked at it and asked when I would be home. I told him I am always home because I work from home. He asked what I do. I told him I am a longarm quilter. He said, wow, I sure would like a quilt, just for my recliner....I replied....how would you like it to be flannel backed and with a big pocket at the bottom for your feet, so it wouldn't slide off your feet? Oh, he said, I would really like that. So I told him if he would remove that tree for 1000 I would make him a quilt like that....he reached out and shook my hand and said DEAL! Before the tree was cut down he decided he wanted to give his wife a recliner quilt for Christmas and asked me how much I would charge. I told him $500. He agreed. I paid him the entire 1000 for the tree and 2 weeks later he came back for the two quilts and paid me the $500. Now, is that battering at its best or what? He wanted his all in blues and his wife's blue and red....I was able to use from my stash and thank you, Accu Go! except for the flannel backing for the3 wife's quilt, I had to order that....and we were both happy with the deal.
    Michelle
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    Good for you and him. Did he get the tree down? Hope your husband comes home safe soon. God Bless. BrendaK
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    The quilt did turn out great!
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    that is very pretty, love the colors in it. can see why she was thrilled, you did a great job.

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    Very pretty.
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    very pretty!!! Love the bright colors.
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    I love the colors, and workmanship on that quilt. It is very lovely.
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    we now...isn't that sweet?? Sorry, could not resist the pun...it is a very nice quilt though!

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    Very nice. We so oftern underestimate on the price and pay ourselves 50 cents an hour. glad you learned on your first one/

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    Looking good.

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    Very nice quilt and she did a good job picking out the fabric.

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