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    What would you have done?

    This morning a friend of my mother's asked me about what it would cost to have an unfinished, handquilted quilt finished. I looked it over and found that only about 1/3 of it remained unquilted. the quilting that had been done was very close together so the rest of it had to be done the same way. I quoted $40.00 which I thought was very conservative. Evidently she thought that was too much because she asked me if I knew anyone that would give her back the $20.00 she had spent on it at a yard sale. I wrote her a check? So, what would you have done?
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    The same thing you did of course. Lovely quilt.
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    I'd probably do the same. She just didn't know what she had!
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    Quick thinking. I think you got a bargain. You probably saved it from being sent to the Goodwill or worse. Smart move, lucky you.
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    I would have done the same. I think the 40 was a very low price. I think this quilt is in the right hands now.

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    You now have a really pretty quilt and truly $40.00 was a low price to charge!
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    She should have snapped up your offer at $40.00. I'm glad you snapped up the quilt for a $20.00 bargain. You'll have to hide it of course when you get it finished or she'll want it back. Good quick thinking!

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    I would have bought it in a heartbeat. Lucky you.

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    I think you gave her an excellent quote. Too bad she didn't take you up on it, but now it's yours!!!! I would have done the same thing. It's a lovely quilt.
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    you sure lucked out on that one. too bad, she didn't know the worth of a nice looking quilt.

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    of course she was a non-quilter!
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    You can finish it up when you wish to now without any pressure of getting it done. It could be a good "learner" quilt for someone else too that might be overwhelmed at doing a "whole" quilt by hand. Her loss your gain.
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    Whoever made this quilt took great pains to make sure her stitching was very straight. See the tape she had placed on it as guidelines to quilt by? It has one stain on it in the middle of it. But, I think a little oxy clean will take that right out. First thing it's getting when it is finished is a bath!
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    I suppose she didn't realize how much fabric goes for these days. Not to mention the backing and batting and the hours of work that was already in that quilt. You were very lucky to get that deal.
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    Same as you in a New York minute. Very pretty quilt.
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    You did it right (smile). Thanks for sharing your lovely find.
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    Oh my, same as you.. good going girl!!
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    I would have counted my blessings and wrote her the check! Lucky you.
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    Yea....I think you got the better end of that deal!! It's a beauty and well worth the $20 you spent to get it into your possession!!
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    WINNING....as Charlie would say...that is a beautiful log cabin quilt, and hand quilted! You did the absolute right thing. Now, have fun finishing it, and you may have spent $20, isn't that what you said she paid for it? YOU saved yourself $40 + because the fabric was all FREE....it is beautiful and I will send you MY check for $20 if you want YOUR money back..lol. Great deal. A beautiful quilt that would be a great gift for a husband or a son or anyone.

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    I would have done the same thing. You got yourself a great deal. She had a bargain in her hands and didn't realize it.

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    The same thing that you did. I think the $40 price was a bargain. I would bet that she didn't have a clue of the time it would take to complete the quilting. Oh well, her loss and your gain.
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    You did it proud. You should own it. She sure didn't appreciate it enough to know what she had. Great find.
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    You are the winner!! It's a beautiful quilt. Congratulations!!
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    It's beautiful. I think you got a bargain. Congratulations.

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