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11  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Lurker- quilting market? on: December 17, 2010 01:36:44 PM
Hey everybody, I post over in other boards occasionally (mostly crochet and knitting), and recently I have been lurking here. I know we are not allowed to sell stuff on Craftster, but I do have some questions about the "Quilt Market". First I have a couple of questions about selling quilts. Second, I have some random questions that I might repost later in a separate thread. P.S. As of right now, I am working completely by hand. We will see how the binding goes though Smiley So, if you quilt: 1st questions:
1. Have you ever sold a quilt?
2. If so, how did you determine the price?
3. What size was the quilt and how long did it take you to quilt it?
4. Did you have a difficult time finding a buyer?
5. Is it easier to quilt and sell, or to take orders for a specific design (not really custom work, just letting a person pick either what colors they want or which block style)?
6. Do you tend to see that certain styles are very popular and often requested?

2nd (random) qestions (that I may repost seperately):
1. how many stiches per inch did you average on your early quilts?
2. Any suggestions for types of binding? (self binding, making your own, folding over either the front or back).
3. Have better success quilting in a hoop, or without anything ('free' quilting?).

Thanks so much for reading, and I would really appreciate any tips, etc as I am a novice trying to pick up a craft that died with my grandmothers generation in my family AND my bf's family. They both used theirs skills to supplement their incomes when they had little ones underfoot.
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Extreme Room Makeover: Spooky Pooky Goth/Whimsy Edition! EXTREMELY PIC HEAVY!!! on: December 07, 2009 09:00:10 AM
FABU!!! When you are finished, my address is XXXXX XXX rd. XXXX Tennessee- Feel free to come over and remake mine. I can't pay you, but I make a MEAN coconut cream pie! Grin Cheesy
13  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: giant monkey loves fritos on: December 01, 2009 05:36:33 PM
I made two of these monkeys, at the same time- with the same weight yarn, same hook, etc... and got two totally different sized monkeys. One was HUGE and one looked more like the pic on the front of the pattern. I still owe two more, because I got the great idea to promise them to my niece and nephews before I had finished even one. When working the rounds for the tail/arms/legs- my hands and fingers cramped SOOO bad that it was slow going. Now I wish I had made one giant monkey for each sibling pair! Smiley
14  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Boy Toy on: December 01, 2009 05:23:21 PM
hehe, in our family this little guy is known as "Grumpy Man". My little nephew (who renamed GM) would LOVE this! I would hit the "this rocks" button, but I can never find it lol!
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: great time to learn something new: nalbinding on: November 11, 2009 04:22:10 PM
Awwe, I LOVE nalbinding. Trouble is, I can't find any good sites/books with tutes. I bought this really cool wrought iron pin to use for this over a year ago, but couldn't get any patterns/instructions/info. Thanks for sharing!  Smiley
16  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Coffee Filter Paper Roses on: May 05, 2009 06:01:49 AM
*I am so glad that you started a new thread for this one and I was super excited when I got to your very last picture. I have made a couple of these (finishing up for finals, packing to move to a new place, working both jobs, and two field trips only leaves time for two) and I got discouraged because my last few outer petals (the ones that are individual, REALLY long tear drop shaped) always sag out and won't stand up.

*NOW, thanks to your final pic, I can finally see that I just wasn't wrapping high enough on to the blossom/stem area.  also, I bought really cheap floral tape, and I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it, but it makes my fingers so sticky that after about 4 rows, the petals stick better to me than to the tape.

* you really only wrap each row once? I  must not have the floral-tape talent that your fingers posses. I go around 2,3,4 times, and the tape STILL Comes undone as I am reaching for my next petals. Now I have someone ELSE to look up to, these are totally awesome!
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Romper Roo ! ( Kanga pocket and pin up playsuits ) on: May 04, 2009 06:53:19 AM
These are great. I for one, will not be jumping on the jumper bandwagon, I don't think that these would look good on me. And it's weird that you saw them at Wal-Mart, because I saw them last night and was like "WTF?"  Huh good job, they look Grrrrrr eat!
18  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: Beetlejuice Patches on: April 29, 2009 03:34:46 PM
one of the best cartoons ever. I don't know what EmBird studio is? It sounds like a program on a fancy sewing machine. I thought maybe you bought these at Hot Topic or something. I am very impressed with them overall.
19  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Black Masks and Gasoline... on: April 29, 2009 12:57:50 PM
This is fantastic. I have actually been debating making a few, as I seem to be prone to catching a lot of things.

I realize (as another poster pointed out) that the fabric itself provides very little protection from the actual virus particles themselves, BUT think of it this way--- MOST germs pass in to your body when you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. IF you had this mask on, it would eliminate direct contact between your hands and two of the main entry points.

You would conciously think about touching your mouth or nose if you touched the fabric first, and thus be prompted to clean your hands first. If you wore these and sunglasses most of the time, would your chanced of becoming infected decrease?  Roll Eyes
20  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Fun Watercolor Nursery Kids Paitings on: April 24, 2009 12:03:20 PM
Adorable! Just curious about her age, because these paintings make me think of a cartoon I used to watch WAY BACK in the day. Can't remember the name of it. I would love to decorate my kitchen with paintings exactly like these!!! how fun!!!
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