The old crazy quilts were not as orderly as we are today. They still are a wonderful and artful way to put together many colorways and types that do not traditionaly go together.
Still working on this quilt! I almost have enough blocks done to piece it together! I will post a picture when I get done! Thank you all again!
welcome angel1 i hope you join us here on forums so we can get to know you gini
gini in north idaho
joy, i will look forward to seeing what you've done with your quilt gini
Joy, can't wait to see what you did.
Hello Angel 1, Hope you are enjoying the site.
Ok ladies and gents! I have another quilt to make that I need some help with. A friend came by with a bunch of the purple and gold Crown Royal Bags and asked if I could make her a quilt with them. Any ideas???? I had thought about doing a t-shirt type quilt but....seems like all those gold tassels, (used for closing the bag), could be useful for something in a quilt...what to do???
And seriously, on another note...when does one start charging people when they request a quilt? Seems like friends I didn't even know existed are coming to me asking for a quilt.
Joy, I use to have that problem, until I learned to say no. As for the bags I think Like a tee shirt quilt would work, but i don't know about the strings.
Many years ago I used to make dolls. Everyone loved my dolls and wanted one, so many that I spent most of my time making dolls for almost nothing. That is why I don't make quilts for money. I will gift one, but I never charge for making a quilt. People are a little less prone to ask you to gift them with a quilt. I am always happy to show someone how to make a quilt themselves. That how I skirt the issue.
Joy, I've had this happen. Usually I tell them if they want to buy the fabric, batting ,backing and thread they change their mind when they see the cost. LOL
Cindy:Many years ago I used to make dolls. Everyone loved my dolls and wanted one, so many that I spent most of my time making dolls for almost nothing. That is why I don't make quilts for money. I will gift one, but I never charge for making a quilt. People are a little less prone to ask you to gift them with a quilt. I am always happy to show someone how to make a quilt themselves. That how I skirt the issue.
I bought my first embroidery machine to do embroidery for myself and for gifts. It turned out that everyone wanted something embroidered once they knew i had the machine. I was nearing retirement, so I thought it would be a good way to earn a little money, so I upgraded to a commercial embroidery machine, and when I retired I started an embroidery business. It was so successful that I became stressed trying to keep ahead of the orders. It ruined my love for the embroidery by the stress a business can create... so I sold the business after about five or six years. I then bought a quilting machine and intended it to be for my own quilts... I did not want it to be a business and ruin my love for quilting. Well, when your friends know that you have a longarm machine, it can be difficult to say no. I do not quilt for a business, but I do some quilting for friends. The condition I give them when I accept their quilts is no time demands... in other words if you need it in a hurry, I cannot help you. If you are not in a hurry, I will work it in on my time schedule. There are times when I might have two or three quilts waiting to be done, but I never feel stressed over it, because that was agreed before I took the quilt.
Joy:A friend came by with a bunch of the purple and gold Crown Royal Bags and asked if I could make her a quilt with them. Any ideas????
i've seen some cute quilts done with these bags. the one i liked the most waas the simplest. she cut squares out with the logo and just stitched them together.
Joy:.when does one start charging people when they request a quilt? Seems like friends I didn't even know existed are coming to me asking for a quilt.
this really depends on whether you want a business or not. when some one asks me if i will make a quilt, i start with telling them how many quilts are in line ahead of them. once they get the message that i have 30 quilts needing quilting. and more than that, needing finishing, and all the quilts i want to start, and that their quilts are at the end of that line. and, it may be decades before i can get to it. they don't ask anymore. however if you want to get paid. i would calculate how many hours you spend on that particular quilt and decide how much your time is worth an hour. a lot of times that is enough to quiet the friend's requests. i do offer to teach them to make their own quilt. ginii
i don't mind making quilts for really really good friends, but it is always with the stipulation that i get to pick fabrics and i can take as long as i want. most of the time when friends come over and really like a quilt i have made, i will give it to them. and if i go to someone's house and already have a quilt that will go perfectly in their home, i will gift it to them gini
Ok I'm coming to your house Gini, Cause I really want your SBS and your Snowbound, and several others you have posted. :)