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    Super Member ube quilting's Avatar
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    I agree $200.00 would be a very fair price for this work pf art. Remember that is what it is. Drafting the pattern, collecting the components , piecing, quilt prep and quilting, binding and label. No less than 200.00.

    And it is wonderful.
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    It is beautiful.
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    Seems unanimous......don't you dare let her have that quilt for $60!!! I would box it up and keep it in my closet before I let her have it.....and that would be a shame, it's gorgeous. Keep us posted....I'm sure you haven't heard the last from this woman.

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    What's up with the discount?

    What an "entity" you are dealing with! May the world give your 'client' everything he/she deserves!

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    It sounds like she agreed to $125, so I don't know why she's backing out at a cost of $126. She is getting a bargain at this price for all the work you've done. Maybe you can sell it to someone else. It's beautiful.

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    So sorry for your bad experience.....the quilt is beautiful and I too feel the $125 + materials was more than fair!

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    The quilt is beautiful...I sure hope you did not let her have it without full payment.

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    I hear of this happening so many times. So sorry she reneged on the agreed upon price estimate. I think you did an amazing job on the wall hanging and would hold onto until she comes up with the money.
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    this is beautiful. 3 times price of materials is the usual charge but in this case more would be right

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    Keep that wallhanging until she pays the agreed upon price!

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    $175 including the fabric.
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    I agree with all the ladies, do not let her have the quilt for anything less than $200 or even more. The time frame of 3 weeks was too much to ask for let alone her not living up to what you agreed upon. No one knows how much time we put into all of our projects. Let her go to Wal Mart.

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    Stick with the price she agreed to. Tell her you will hold onto it until she can come up with the money. Itemize the bill. Time on each portion (design, fabric shopping, piecing, appliqué, quilting, binding, cost of materials.).

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    Beautiful quilt, that took alot of hours, $200 is not much. Thank you for sharing.

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    That woman should be ashamed of herself! It's worth more than what you quoted her.

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    yup!! don't let her get away with it. You did alot of work on this and deserve even more than 126.00
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    First of all, it is just beautiful!
    Just read your second post. DO NOT let her pay less than the $126. She's robbing you at that. If she won't pay that, then keep it for yourself.
    I totally agree with this post! Don't let her get away with less than what you agreed on!!!

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    Its beautiful!! Constantly amazes me how clueless people are!!!
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    Now you know the majority opinion here, and I definitely agree.

    But how will you handle it when she demands you give it to her because it has HER grandfather's fabrics it? You will tell her you are very well aware of that, but the problem is she is apparently not aware that YOUR labor, YOUR time, YOUR creativity, and YOUR extra materials are also in it. Therefore, if she is unwilling to pay you for your part of the quilt, a minimum of $126, then perhaps you will sell it on Etsy/ebay/craigslist/etc. to recoup your commission and if there is any left over you will give that to her.

    Give her a time frame to pay for it or sell it.....IN WRITING! (Maybe by email IF you get a response from her)

    Best of luck and learn from this one!
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    Some excellent advice here, so I won't give mine. Just wanted to say you have done a beautiful job with this and I'm sorry you are having such a rough time with the client. I think I'm getting sookie with age, but this is one of the things I dread.....dealing with difficult people. It's stories like this that put me off ever taking commissions.

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    I'm with earthwalker, you have gotten excellent advice.

    I just want to add, I think it's beautiful and my DH even thought it was beautiful too.
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    Always get a deposit, and agree on a price and stick to it, that way if they don't come back your not out of pocket.
    God Bless you all.
    Heather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heather1949 View Post
    Always get a deposit, and agree on a price and stick to it, that way if they don't come back your not out of pocket.
    And do it In WRITING and both sign it.
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    people like that just tick me off! You did a beautiful job and if l were you, l'd tell her she highly insulted your talents as a quilter by trying to lowball you and that it's going up for bids online in 30 days if she does not pay the agreed-upon price......plain and simple. The nerve of some people!!

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    I agree with Debbie C. do NOT let that go for $60.

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