Date: 03-13-2005, 08:45 PM (1 of 7)
Date: 03-14-2005, 06:21 AM (2 of 7)
Awesome pictures Martha. I really found some of them interesting. The one with the open door and the treatment attached was really inventive.
I think the two/tone fabric swags would look best for my living room.
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Date: 03-14-2005, 10:53 AM (3 of 7)
I sat here looking at these with my mouth hanging open. I have the simplest curtains in the world, and boy do they look awful now, lol!!!!!!!!!! You are incredibly talented, Martha!
"onward through the fog"
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Date: 03-14-2005, 12:28 PM (4 of 7)
|They are all beautiful and look really well made. You are definitely in the right business. Do you want to share how much you charged this client for some of the curtains? I think those of us that are just getting started making curtains for clients have a hard time with pricing. I can get fabric at great prices, but I need to know how much to charge for labor and installation.||
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Date: 03-15-2005, 06:33 PM (5 of 7)
We've been in the sewing business for over 37 years and pricing still is one of the trickest parts! It's not just a matter of putting a price on an item, it also depends on your location as different areas bring different price structures. Once you decide on a treatment style, you will want to figure the approx. time it will take you. Then figure an hourly or per treatment price, taking into consideration your overhead - electricity, insurances, machinery wear and tear and any supplies needed to complete the job. We always give our clients the price before starting so there will be no surprises in the end. For board mount top treatments, usually figure a per foot price works well and anything with panels, such as pinch pleats or rod pocket draperies would be charge per fabric width. Don't forget to add extra for the lining and interlining and also any hardware and installation you may do.
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Date: 03-16-2005, 01:59 PM (6 of 7)
Everything is so beautiful. Your sense of style and color and how you put things together,is amazing. Can you bottle that talent and send some my way?
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From: NANA TO TWO
Date: 03-18-2005, 04:03 PM (7 of 7)
|Totally awesome, magnificent window treatments, I don't remember seeing anything better! I'm inspired. Thanks for sharing.||
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