Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Pictures
EXPENSIVE quilting /[b]the rest of the quilt[/b] >

EXPENSIVE quilting /[b]the rest of the quilt[/b]

EXPENSIVE quilting /[b]the rest of the quilt[/b]

Old 09-17-2007, 03:34 PM
  #1  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
kathy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: on the Texas Coast
Posts: 4,020
Default

this is a shot of the $283.00 quilting I mentioned in chat today.



here's more of the quilt
Attached Thumbnails attachment-48536.jpe   attachment-55733.jpe  
kathy is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 04:36 PM
  #2  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 158
Default

kathy did you sell this quilt for that much?
tia sarah is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 04:50 PM
  #3  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
kathy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: on the Texas Coast
Posts: 4,020
Default

no sara i didn't sell it. that's what it cost me to have it quilted! it's a queen size 9 patch
kathy is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 05:01 PM
  #4  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 158
Default

wow are you for real. it's beautifully quilted.
tia sarah is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 05:02 PM
  #5  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 158
Default

love your quilt. and great colors
tia sarah is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 05:15 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oh.
Posts: 781
Default

Kathy, where I live, Professional long arm quilters charge by the square inch. Last year it was 2 cents per square inch. Did she tell you she was going to charge in this manner?

I also know someone in Missouri who does beautiful hand quilting, and while you have to mail it, I don't think it would cost that much. If you are going to continue making quilts, you might want to look around for someone else who can quote you a better price.

I certainly would not laugh at you, but do feel some sympathy because the one person who does long arm quilting at a reasonable price is not very good. This has caused me to consider that I need to quit giving my money away and invest in quilting equipment to do my own. I have made a dozen tops in the past 10 months. I might slow down a bit if I do the quilting. Paying for these services can take the fun out of quilting.

I hope you do not give up on this wonderful hobby.

June
june6995 is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 05:42 PM
  #7  
Super Member
 
live2teach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Good Ole' West Virginia
Posts: 1,639
Default

What a pretty price for a gorgeous quilt! That is beautiful quilting....besides..it's just money...you can always make more! 8) It is nice to reward yourself every now and then.
live2teach is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 06:09 PM
  #8  
Power Poster
 
amma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Out searching for some sunshine :-)
Posts: 58,857
Default

Kathy I am sorry that you are disappointed in the quilting after spending that much money on having it done. Quilting in the Heartland had a segment on hiring longarm quilters, they suggest that you show them your quilt and then ask them how they would quilt it. Also to get a quote up front on the actual quilting costs, and if there would be any additional charges for handling your quilt. I guess they can charge extra if they do not like how you pressed your seams or if your top is not quite square or numerous other issues. I do not think you are alone in this situation, it sounded like many others have walked in your shoes. This is where I do not enjoy learning from others experiences. :(
amma is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 06:17 PM
  #9  
Super Member
 
live2teach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Good Ole' West Virginia
Posts: 1,639
Default

I'm sorry, Kathy! I did not mean to sound insensitive to the situation. I had no idea you weren't happy with the quilting. Either somehow I missed that or if you discussed it in chat today, I did miss it.
live2teach is offline  
Old 09-17-2007, 07:08 PM
  #10  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 158
Default

oh kathy, i'm sorry to (i didn't relize if you where happy or not happy. i don't know.)
tia sarah is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
SewingSew
Main
95
08-19-2016 02:17 AM
b.zang
Pictures
45
12-10-2012 09:00 AM
mamabird3
Pictures
23
09-30-2009 04:30 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.