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From: heartland
Date: 01-29-2007, 07:44 PM (1 of 2)
I had a lady approach me about cutting out a quilt so that she can sew it. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to charge? I have not seen the pattern as of yet, so I do not know how complex the cutting will be. I am willing to help her out, but I never know how to charge! :re:
User: heartland
Member since: 05-23-2001
Total posts: 88
From: Patty22
Date: 01-29-2007, 08:09 PM (2 of 2)

Don't give a price until you have seen the pattern. What if she wanted everything fussy cut? There are just too many variables that could make the job take more time than what it would be worth in a flat rate. Ask to see the kind of fabric you will be cutting (she might not be using quilting cotton but denim or even a heavier weight, such as ticking).

Be safe....tell her how much you will charge per hour to get the pieces cut. Remember to use a table at a work table height so you don't hurt your back in the process.
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
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