Cheri-Artzgirl

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  1. I can see this now, such a relief this is my first one when I get back from vacation! Will post pics when I'm finished. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
  2. This is a customer quilt, she wants it pretty as its for her mother and thought maybe feathers or something. . .I am at a loss on how to quilt this. . .HELP!
  3. This is a customer wall hanging, it was made for her girlfriend and she wants it custom quilted. Ideas please? Thank you!!
  4. Thanks Heidi- I'll post some before pictures tomorrow and then in a few weeks the after, I've got several ahead of this one just trying to figure it out before I get there! lol
  5. Heidi- Thank you so very much!! I do have Deloa's boomerang rulers, what a wonderful idea! The Trapunto is 4 - 8" tall pineapples, not very much but there will be lots of feathers, cross hatching, stippling, echo quilting around applique and CC on the first border. There will be a lot of quilting on this one, Thank you also for your advise on pricing, I do not feel badly now for wanting to charge what I'm worth!!
  6. Quilt measures 90 x 90 and customer wants me to scallop the borders for her and add feathering in the scallops. I've never scalloped a border for a customer what would you charge? This quilt is Heirloom quilting with Trapunto.
  7. What about a free motion barbwire? Not straight across wire but more of a meander with barbwire.
  8. Hi Mary- I don't trim unless asked and I also put that on my work order form just above where they sign "Quilt will not be trimmed unless requested" I don't believe they even notice the notice. The time it takes to trim a quilt I can have the next loaded or about loaded depending on size. I have a lime green bag with handles that each quilt is returned in unless the customer brings me a really nice bag to begin with. However, everyone at guild knows those are my green bags and the more green bags the more business that has come my way. So, find a color or bag you like and stick with it,
  9. Each piece is only 2" x 2" and I'm all for a bigger design. She wants this done as cheaply as possible but I don't want to do a meandering.
  10. Actually, I have two of these and she wants a different design on each of them. She was an allover panto. I usually never have a problem picking a panto but these two quilts are being so very quiet about what they need. Help!
  11. Thank you Carol, I told my client and she didn't feel it was enough she's insisting on giving me at least $10 more, you can't argue with those clients! lol But really thank you so much, I had no idea on how to price basting.
  12. I just ordered two boxes of various sizes (I keep rolls of QD Blend & Dream Puff in 93" width) mostly King and the shipping for both boxes totaled $54, I would have just died to be hit $144 for shipping!! I mean I was even a little shocked at the $54 because its usually under $40.
  13. I have a client that also hand quilts some of her smaller quilts and she'd like for me to baste this next one for her. How much do you charge for basting?
  14. I used 2 sheets of insulation board, covered the front and edges with white cotton batting (attached with adhesive spray) and the slipped it into a tight super large white flannel pillow case, then put 4 metal grommets along the top edge and hooks at the top edge of the wall. Should we ever need to move, I only have to patch the 4 small holes at the top from the hooks and its so light weight. I don't know how I lived without this size of a design board!!
  15. WOW! I love it! I can not wait until I can quilt like this, I know PPP! This is awesome you should be proud!
  16. I keep Quilters Dream Blend (70/30) & Quilters Dream Puff on the roll, these are the two most requested by my customers. However, I do keep a wide assortment of others on hand by the package including Bamboo, 100% Cotton, Black Poly and several others. I have both Quilters Dream and Hobbs products.
  17. Hello and Welcome Pamela- My Millie was delivered last May and I've loved every minute of it!! We were all newbies at one time and sometimes I still feel like a newbie not having my machine even a full year yet. We are all here to help each other along so ask lots of questions and most importantly PPP (practice, practice, practice), make yourself practice for 1 hour per day which usually turns into 2 or 3! You might be interested is classes also, I took the ones offered by APQS and they are so worth the trip, can't say enough about how much Dawn packs in those classes! Also, in September
  18. I always say "I'm saving for my retirement!" You just never know, I may not have funds to purchase fabric after retirement the way fabric prices are going! lol
  19. Sheryl- I feel it is better to give a discount on the first or first few quilts, they feel like they are getting a good deal! If you set your prices low and then go up, they aren't going to like it. No one likes price increases, giving a discount at first allows you to raise your price without upsetting your customers. I to am much more critical than my customers! We all see our mistakes or wish we'd done something better or different. I've learned they never see slightly off the line mistakes when doing a panto either. Tension sometimes has to be played with, the more experience you
  20. This one just isn't talking to me! My customer is new to quilting so we feel a panto is the best way to go with this one. Help!!
  21. I am a Paralegal, I open LLC and Corporations for a living. The forms are so easy and you just need to go to your Secretary of State website to find them. However, you may need an attorney to write your "Operating Agreement" even if your the only Manager/Member you will need one to obtain loans (should you ever need a loan) in your business name. Each state varies so read what information your Secretary of State has to offer. Most Attorneys will give a consultation visit for free or at a greatly reduced rate. You can also start your business as a sole proprietor (you can still receive a F
  22. Been there done that! lol It did come out fine, I unloaded, cut as much off the top edge of the backing as possible attached it to the bottom, reloaded and finished my quilting! Now I start as close to the top edge as I dare and insist on at least 4" all around. Did this one last night, first I don't think quilting when your under the weather is a good idea anymore! lol I feel awful but trying to make a self imposed deadline! I'm doing a feathered wreath on a large 18" block using a stencil as I'm not good enough yet to just go for it, the quilt is huge 110 x 110 so 5 blocks across and