mamu

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    mamu got a reaction from RosemaryJ08 in My very first RUDE customer and I've been quilting for 11 years!   
    You know 'It takes all kinds'...   I wouldn't quilt for her again.  No one needs negativity directed at them.  
    I have to relate an incident that happened to me.....    I had (note I said had) a client that I quilted several quilts for.  She called me one day asking all sorts of questions on borders.  I spent some time with her helping her out with suggestions and the application process.  So, we set up a day and time for her to come over and leave her quilt.  Day comes and I am in my busy time with several quilts to do.  I stayed downstairs waiting for her to arrive. My quilting studio is upstairs and I can not hear the front door when quilting..so I'm waiting for her.  Our agreed time was for 1pm...by 1:45 I decide to go do some quilting, but still trying to listen for the front door.  When it was 2:45  I sent her a text message asking if we were still on for today's drop off.  I got a response from her at 4:30pm  saying "I think I'll pass"  then went on saying she might have another quilt at a later time.  Not only did I feel the response was rude, but the fact that she didn't contact me prior to let me know she wouldn't be by was rude.  Then I find out that she had been talking to a local quilt shop and the gal there said she would quilt her quilt for her...she decided to give it to her instead.  So, next time she contacts me to quilt for her I will be letting her know "I think I'll pass"
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    mamu got a reaction from quiltmonkey in My very first RUDE customer and I've been quilting for 11 years!   
    You know 'It takes all kinds'...   I wouldn't quilt for her again.  No one needs negativity directed at them.  
    I have to relate an incident that happened to me.....    I had (note I said had) a client that I quilted several quilts for.  She called me one day asking all sorts of questions on borders.  I spent some time with her helping her out with suggestions and the application process.  So, we set up a day and time for her to come over and leave her quilt.  Day comes and I am in my busy time with several quilts to do.  I stayed downstairs waiting for her to arrive. My quilting studio is upstairs and I can not hear the front door when quilting..so I'm waiting for her.  Our agreed time was for 1pm...by 1:45 I decide to go do some quilting, but still trying to listen for the front door.  When it was 2:45  I sent her a text message asking if we were still on for today's drop off.  I got a response from her at 4:30pm  saying "I think I'll pass"  then went on saying she might have another quilt at a later time.  Not only did I feel the response was rude, but the fact that she didn't contact me prior to let me know she wouldn't be by was rude.  Then I find out that she had been talking to a local quilt shop and the gal there said she would quilt her quilt for her...she decided to give it to her instead.  So, next time she contacts me to quilt for her I will be letting her know "I think I'll pass"
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    mamu got a reaction from AnnP in Can Lucey handles this?   
    I agree.... a test sample.  You do not want to damage your machine forcing it to stitch through this stuff repeatedly.  I wonder just how this is going to wash up?  I have never heard or seen this type of stabilizer...very strange.  
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    mamu got a reaction from anniemueller in Pink Halloween Quilt   
    What a Clever idea!  Very cute
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    mamu got a reaction from Plumpurple in Customer Quilt Problem we can't figure out how to fix   
    This is a lovely quilt.  I think the only way to fix this issue is to replace the inner red fabric with a different fabric.  OR  if she has more of this red fabric she might want to take it and make sure it is straight of grain before cutting new borders and try that.  The inner red border seems to be the one causing the problems.
     
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    mamu got a reaction from LibbyG in Spring Basket -It's a Winner-And it's BEST OF SHOW   
    STUNNING!!!!
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    mamu got a reaction from quilterkp in Batting Question - Warm and Natural   
    I have never heard this before and I have used Warm and Natural batting alot.  The only problem I have had with this brand of batting is that occasionally I will get bearding on the backside of the quilt.  Otherwise I have never had an issue with it and my machine has not had any problems with it either.  I wonder what type of machine these people were using that had problems and is there any documentation to back this up with??
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    mamu got a reaction from Kwiltr in Triple Barn Star   
    Oh My Goodness!!   What an eye dropper quilt! your quilting is absolutely stunning 
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    mamu got a reaction from Plumpurple in Needle holes   
    Yes, like Zeke said.. with W&N the side that goes down on the backing is always on the inside of the folded batting.  Another way i figure it is 'dirty' side up...which means anything that looks rough or have cotton particles goes up with the quilt top laying on it... hope this makes sense
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    mamu got a reaction from quilterkp in What's your Opinion ?   
    I might be tempted to do an all over design since the quilt is 'busy' (but beautiful) Sometimes the quilting can get lost in a quilt such as this, so all the hard work isn't seen well.
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    mamu got a reaction from CattyWampus in Help Please   
    5-7 inches is a HUGE difference!!  I would let her know the problem and ask her to fix it.  If she doesn't want to do that, then I would tell her I would do the best I could but there WILL be tucks and pleats due to the enormous difference in measurement from the middle to the edges.  Sometimes a quilter can work in and inch or two, but 5-7 inches is way too much to work in without having pleats and tucks especially with a panto.  You have already spent a great deal of your time on this quilt, so keep that in mind when charging her.   
    Sometimes our friends think we can do miracles with their quilts and the old saying "It will quilt out" does not pertain to any substandard pieced quilt!  I have learned that friends can take advantage of you with quilts that are wonky.  So, I always tell them  " I can fix it, but it will cost you "  then I quote my prices and I do not 'fix' quilts for a cheap price!  I know that they could have fixed the quilt prior to me getting it but sometimes being in a hurry, laziness or inexperience gets the best of them.  Usually I only have to charge them once to fix a wonky quilt....they learn from that and I have never gotten a repeat wonky quilt from those that I have charged to fix!
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    mamu got a reaction from dbams in Help Please   
    5-7 inches is a HUGE difference!!  I would let her know the problem and ask her to fix it.  If she doesn't want to do that, then I would tell her I would do the best I could but there WILL be tucks and pleats due to the enormous difference in measurement from the middle to the edges.  Sometimes a quilter can work in and inch or two, but 5-7 inches is way too much to work in without having pleats and tucks especially with a panto.  You have already spent a great deal of your time on this quilt, so keep that in mind when charging her.   
    Sometimes our friends think we can do miracles with their quilts and the old saying "It will quilt out" does not pertain to any substandard pieced quilt!  I have learned that friends can take advantage of you with quilts that are wonky.  So, I always tell them  " I can fix it, but it will cost you "  then I quote my prices and I do not 'fix' quilts for a cheap price!  I know that they could have fixed the quilt prior to me getting it but sometimes being in a hurry, laziness or inexperience gets the best of them.  Usually I only have to charge them once to fix a wonky quilt....they learn from that and I have never gotten a repeat wonky quilt from those that I have charged to fix!
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    mamu got a reaction from LibbyG in PUGGLES quilt is finished and I got paid.   
    I typically charge 3X the cost of supplies. This covers my time in design, purchasing supplies and assembly.  Then I would add on the normal quilting fees you would charge for a quilt like this.
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    mamu got a reaction from Quilta93 in Pension and fabric   
    How FUN for you!
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    mamu got a reaction from T Row Studio in 4 Point star quilt   
    Your quilting design and quilting just made this quilt
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    mamu got a reaction from quilten in How To Price Making An Entire Quilt   
    I charge three times my supplies.  Many people are not able to afford a hand made quilt so I do alot of bartering.  Got some vehicle repairs, dental work and even a dog house in trade for custom made quilts 
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    mamu got a reaction from HeidiP in Fusible batting   
    I actually had a client that submitted a fused batting with her top to be longarm quilted.  I didn't think there would be an issue using it. Well, when I inspected the batting I found area's where the fusing component (glue) was thicker in some areas than others making a pocket of hard gunk that I was afraid my machine needles would break if hit...yes, it was that hard. Picking it off of the batting it was like hard resin, stringy and in balls.  I told her that I could not use this batting.  I have not used any fused batting in longarm work and probably will not as I just don't want to take the chance of damaging my machine.   
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    mamu got a reaction from quilten in Log cabin quilt   
    Very nice... well done!
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    mamu got a reaction from RoseCity Quilter in Anne's Mariner's Compass Quilt   
    WOW!!!!
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    mamu got a reaction from delld in Pineapple is quilted and bound.   
    This is a really beautiful quilt!  I would never of thought to do red/white for pineapple and I just love it 
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    mamu got a reaction from Battynurse in How To Price Making An Entire Quilt   
    I charge three times my supplies.  Many people are not able to afford a hand made quilt so I do alot of bartering.  Got some vehicle repairs, dental work and even a dog house in trade for custom made quilts 
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    mamu got a reaction from T Row Studio in How To Price Making An Entire Quilt   
    I charge three times my supplies.  Many people are not able to afford a hand made quilt so I do alot of bartering.  Got some vehicle repairs, dental work and even a dog house in trade for custom made quilts 
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    mamu got a reaction from anniemueller in Little Monsters in Pink   
    What a FUN quilt! 
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    mamu got a reaction from EHonour in Looking for ideas   
    Perhaps echo around the flowers about three times and then leave it since you don't want heavy background quilting
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    mamu got a reaction from mswings in Ripping out almost entire lap quilt   
    I think we have all had to do that on a quilt at one time, not fun at all.