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Monday, December 12, 2011
Sew Mama Sew giveaway day is one of my favorite days of the year. Good thing it comes around twice a year! I love finding new blogs and if I'm lucky to win a little something... well that's the icing on the cake! Head on over to enter lots of other giveaways too.

My regular readers (if I still have any!) have probably noticed that I have been missing for quite sometime! I've been pretty busy with life (new baby) but I've also been super busy working on a new site/project. I am now ready to start accepting customers for machine quilting services. *eeep* I'm so excited! The site still needs a few tweaks here and there but I can start accepting customers now.

I'm running a super special right now so make sure you check it out if you need help turning those tops into quilts. You could get a quilt top machine quilted for as low as $30! Spots fill up fast as I limit the number of quilts I take in per month.

OK enough of the info-mercial. We all know you are here for some fabulous hard to find, out of print "fish in bags!"

I will give 2 fat quarters, one blue one white, to one lucky reader. I will ship to anywhere in the world even! The giveaway will close December 16 and a winner will be chosen on December 17th by random number generator.
For entries (leave a separate comment for each entry):
  • Leave me a comment telling me what would entice you to send out your quilt to be quilted. Could it be free shipping, free batting, free binding service, an awesome price? If you've had any bad experiences with a machine quilter let me know about your experience so I don't make the same mistakes! (no names please)
  • I love my followers so you get an extra entry if you follow my blog.
  • The best way to keep up with any specials I might be running is to follow my new Machine Quilting blog and you'll get an extra entry too.
So that's it 3 easy ways to get your name in the pool for some super cute fishy fabric.

~ Norma

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Emelote of Calais (Erin Thornton) said...

Well for me price is important, but the quilting options is also important. I am a novice quilter and I don't have the tools and getting an artist to do beautiful work on my quilt would be wonderful. Probably much better than what I could do!

Emelote of Calais (Erin Thornton) said...

I follow this blog via Google reader

Emelote of Calais (Erin Thornton) said...

I just started following your new long-arm blog/business

Kitty Vane said...

My quilting skills are so nonexistent that I wouldn't need any special enticements to have someone more knowledgeable and skilled quilt my quilt for me. Heck, I didn't even know that there are people rendering such a brilliant service until I stumbled upon your blog!

FLO said...

Free shipping would be a very nice. Thank you for the great giveaway!!!

Meredith said...

Free shipping or a low cost usually tempt me into chooseing a quilter. Also, an example of the good work they do!

Meredith said...

I'm a follower to this blog!

Meredith said...

I'm a follower to your machine quilting blog! Thanks for hosting such a fun give-away!

Jenniffier said...

Visual samples of the work they do and a price that doesn't go over how much I spent to make the top.

Emily said...

for me to send a quilt out to be quilted the price would have to be amazing and I would have to see some really great pictures on your website so I know how awesome you are :) mlegracenote87@aol.com

Krystina said...

I agree about what others have said about showcasing lots and lots of pictures. And close ups too! I'd want to be sure I was sending my quilt into good and capable hands. Free shipping would be cool too!

hueisei said...

Free shipping.
Thx for the chance to win ^^v

hueisei said...

I'm follower via GFC.

hueisei said...

I'm now following your machine quilting blog.

Wendy said...

Although I've never made a quilt, when I do eventually make one, I'd want to quilt it myself, however shoddily that would be! having said that, I don't even know if it's possible to send a quilt out for quilting in this country!

knottygnome said...

i like to do my own quilts so the only time i'd probably consider sending it out would be an ultra large quilt, probably king size. i'd also love to see lots of examples and recommendations from happy customers and maybe even small samples on request. i've heard of too many horror stories to blindly trust (though i'm sure your work is lovely!)

thanks for the giveaway!

diane said...

I am willing to pay a good price for good ideas, since once the piecing is finished I am unsure of how it should be quilted. But, postage would be a factor. Good luck with your new business.

Jingle said...

I think free shipping combined with a great price would be most enticing. I love this fabric! jinglesells at gmail dot com

smooze13 said...

hmmm... I've only made 2 small quilts so far and have never looked into having them quilted. Free shipping sounds nice. I know I like cotton batting. Seems like a lot of people are picking about their batting.

smooze13 said...

I am a follower

Laura said...

I would need a good price to entice me to send my quilts out, because money is tight right now. Thanks for the chance to win!
LauraL444 at yahoo dot com

The Hungry Crafter said...

Very cool -- glad to have found you! My poor little machine coudn't take a big quilt, I'm afraid! Free shipping is huge for me whenever I shop online -- that would definitely make a difference in helping me choose a quilter!

Dresden Quilter said...

I love custom quilting. I like it when the machine quilter helps with the quilting design. Thanks for the giveaway.

Stephanie Granite said...

Fair pricing and making the quilt sandwich would be good incentives for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessica said...

I have never sent anything out to be quilted, price would be the biggest thing to me (or free shipping since that adds to the cost).

Love love love the fish!

Jessica said...

Free shipping and a great price would get me! And I love the fish fabric!

M said...

Fish in Bags!! AAAAAHHHH!

Probably free shipping would be a big deal to me, or free binding included. That's important.

michaelacking (at) gmail (d0t) com

susan mitchell said...

Free shipping would def be a bonus for using a send out quilting service. I have two tops just sitting...dang UFO's!
Also a deal or special on batting would be awesome too lol

Wildbluestarz@aol.com

drmithome said...

Custom design quilting would be awesome.

Lotti said...

I used to get quilts professionally done when I lived in Australia and loved it but here in England it is just way too expensive so I wrestle them through my machine myself. Good luck with your new business

NotYetTheDodo2 said...

Oh, if only I knew of anyone here in the Copenhagen(Denmark) area, who machine quilted and would do it for me! I see online, internationally there is an option for sending out your quilts, but I don't even know where to try. I suppose, if I knew a place, if I could rely on the work being well done and I could save the huge costs of shipping a quilt, I'd be sending all my quilt tops out straight away!
I wish you great fun with your machine quilting!

dorte_dk (at) yahoo.dk

Sarah said...

I think an awesome price would be very enticing.

My birthday is this Saturday, and this would be a wonderful birthday present!

Sarah said...

I follow your blog!

Sarah said...

I follow your Machine Quilting blog

Gidget said...

Good luck on your new venture!

Quality of work would be the best way to get me back....everyone puts so much time and love into a quilt top... if you spend money to have it quilted you want quality work.

Gidget said...

I am a new follower

Gidget said...

Of your new quilting blog too! Can't wait to see what you can do!

Esther said...

I'd have to say free shipping! Although I'm from Canada, so I'm not sure if a lot of US quilters would go for that ;)

Lyanna L. said...

I've never sent a quilt out -- I usually just quilt them myself. Although, I think that I would send a quilt out if I had seen the person's work and it wasn't super expensive.

Kristin said...

None of my quilts are perfectly pieced, and I wouldn't want to send a less than perfect quilt out to be quilted. Someone else see my mistakes? gasp!

Morgan said...

A good price is important, but I need to see some awesome photos of previous work! Because once I've put all that love into a quilt top, I need to know that the quilting will be quality work. Good luck and thanks!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I've never sent a quilt out to be quilted but a really big one I would for sure. A great price would help and samples to see would be a factor in choosing who would quilt it. :) Thanks for the chance to win this hard to find cute fabric!

Jennifer said...

All it would take for me is an awesome price!

laura said...

lovely giveaway. free shipping would be awesome. have sent quilts away and been lucky of having a wonderful job done on all. thanks!

Amy said...

Price would be the number factor for me in sending a quilt out to be quilted. Though having the binding sew on would entice me too come to think of it - providing I could supply the fabric for it.

Good luck with your new enterprise! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy said...

I'm a new follower of your Machine Quilting blog.

Fab said...

Free binding, I'm not good on the part. hehe. love the cute fabric. thanks

carrie said...

the quilter's skill. i have a very skilled machine quilting friend who does all my quilts.

rebekah said...

I would say free binding and/or shipping.

rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

rebekah said...

I'm a follower.

rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

rebekah said...

I'm following your machine quilting blog.

rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lori said...

A good price!

Lori said...

I am a follower

Lori said...

Just started following your machine quilting blog.

Anonymous said...

An awesome price! Thanks so much :)
Tia
mtrand2 at gmail dot com

Gina said...

I've only made 1 quilt before and it was a horror trying to quilt it! I will definitely look into paying someone to do it for me next time..but I am in the UK and never seen this service before! Guess I better google it! As for being enticed, a great price would easily win me over!

Beth said...

It's hard for me to imagine sending my quilt out, as I love to talk with my longarm quilter about my ideas and see the thread options and look through the patterns. If there was a great deal of collaboration and a reference from someone I really respect--perhaps a blogger I follow--I'd think about it.

kbzelazny said...

Great prices would do it. Thanks!

kbzelazny said...

I follow you!

Staci said...

I send most of my quilts out for quilting. The lady who does mine used to have a shop in town, but retired and moved away, so now I mail my quilts to her. She does a great job, and I have total trust in her. In fact, most of the time I don't even tell her what I want, I just let her go to it, because she is so good, and comes up with things I would never have thought of on my own. She does entirely custom work, no pantographs or computers running things. Plus her prices are reasonable, and her turn around is fast. Usually about three weeks, and that's with it being mailed both ways.

Good luck with your new business! I hope it really takes off for you!

Linda E in AZ said...

I think it would be hard to entice me to send out my quilt for quilting unless I had seen work by the quilter. Price (which of course includes the shipping) is definitely of concern too.
thanks!

Bethany said...

have no idea. I don't send my quilts out, but I would think fun designs and easy personality would entice me!

Joyatee said...

I think two things would entice me to send out my quilts to be quilted:

1. low price
2. VERY large quilt.

Joyatee said...

I'm a new follower.

Joyatee said...

New follower of the machine quilting blog, too!

Anne said...

I sent a quilt out one time, based on a friend's recommendation. It was okay. The quilting was good, but the binding was kind of loose and ruffly. I remember not being that thrilled with the batting either, but I don't think there was a choice. I chose her because her prices were good and she didn't have a long wait. I think if the binding had been tighter and she'd had cotton batting, I would send her more work. Also, I'm only interested in sending out large bed quilts. A twin size or smaller I'll do myself. Hope this helps. Merry Christmas!

Flying Blind... said...

I'm pretty crappy at quilting, but too much of a control freak to consider sending out - but maybe I would for discount codes x

JustPam said...

I have a midarm. so I quilt my own quilts. For me to send one out, it would have to be for custom quilting that I am not good at, for a reasonable price.

I have sent some quilts to a retired policeman who took up machine quilting for his retirement and was very pleased with the quality of his work, but I really wanted to do it myself.

JustPam said...

I am a follower of your blog

JustPam said...

I am following your machine quilting blog also

Anonymous said...

HAPPY FOLLOWING PDC!
LOVE THIS BLOG!
THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!

Anonymous said...

LOVE FOLLOWING 'MACHINE QUILTING'!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

All Things Beautiful said...

An awesome overall price on a bigger quilt, I would still probably do smaller ones myself.f

Anonymous said...

I DO MY OWN QUILTING,SO I'M NOT MUCH HELP TO YOU. LOVE DOING FREE MOTION!
THANK YOU FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

sew and so much more said...

I'm always attracted to quality work at a reasonable price :-) Freebies don't hurt but quality is my biggest draw :-)

Kimberly said...

A really great price! Thank you.

Jessica said...

Free shipping would be awesome... but probably would be swayed more by options presented in a concise and informative manner :D Thanks for the chance.

Jessica said...

I follow your blog. Thanks!

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

A fair price is a must. The suggestion of free binding is great; I love the idea of getting a finished quilt back. :)

Best,
Michelle
daydreambelievershop(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica said...

And I follow your new Machine quilting site. Thanks!

Mary said...

I love the fabrics! I would be enticed by high quality photos of samples of your work, and great customer testimonials. Thanks!

eileensideways said...

i've never sent out a quilt to be quilted. what would entice me, however, would be free binding. all my quilts sit with no binding. i absolutely hate that part of quilting.

Colleen said...

I think free shipping would make me consider sending out my quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Colleen said...

I follow your blog!

Laura said...

I sent something out to be quilted once and it was great. I found the quilter on Craigslist and choose her because of her very reasonable pricing. I drove a long way to drop it off and pick it up, but it was well worth my time.
Good luck!

shelly said...

Well, I'm not an avid quilter, so sending quilts out to be quilted isn't something I really think about. If I were in the market, I'd shop around like I do with anything, and look for the best overall price (including shipping). Of course, I'd want quality work, too, so if I found a person I trusted more (via reviews, etc.) I'd pay a little more for that reassurance.

Anonymous said...

Free shipping would be a wonderful enticement to send out a quilt for machine quilting.

Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower.

Nikki said...

I always send out my quilts. I think the key for me is an honest quote on the turnaround time, and of course a fair price. Anything free is always good, but not expected!

Jodi said...

I haven't finished my first quilt yet - just starting out in quilting land. Not sure how I will quilt it yet. I have seen some truly beautiful professional machine quilting done on blogs and always look at it and think if I put this much work into hand piecing this quilt I want the quilting to reflect that quality and care. I guess it really is a matter of loving the quilt as much as the person who pieced it and treating it as if it were more precious than gold.

Sis-O said...

Hmm my biggest issues are cost and trust. So if I can afford the service I would also need trust. Maybe show some of your work. My worst experience is with quilt being 4+ months at a (disorganized)quilter and then he tried to give me a quilt that wasn't mine, insisting it was even when my husband and I insisted it wasn't. I wish you the best with your new business. I would love to learn to machine long arm someday. I really admire those who are able.

LaraM said...

free binding!

alli b said...

I would want to see a portfolio of work. One machine quilter i considered had made a twin sized quilt using several different stitching styles that she brought out to show potential clients.
I think the idea of a binding service would hook me - i hate binding!
thanks for the giveaway.
allisonbright{at}gmail{dot}com

Camille said...

Free shipping would do it for me. I'd love to start a king size quilt for my bed, but I could NEVER quilt that. I'd be lucky if I could piece the top on my little machine.

Good luck with the longarm business!

Cathy said...

Fair price and a friendly accommodating attitude (though free binding sounds awesome!).

redzshadow said...

Free binding or shipping would be great. I have never sent a quilt out before so I don't have the experience.

Lindsay said...

A fair price and quality are key for me. Maybe someday when I am out of school and have a real job.

Kritta22 said...

I would send mine out if I got free shipping. And I could just give brief description of what I want. I don't exactly know what I want on a quilt, just for it to be done. So if I said...something fishy with a fish quilt... you could go from there.

dooddles said...

I think pricing and designs are the biggest factors in who I would choose to go with. I love custom designs over meandering for some quilts.

dooddles said...

Definitely a follower :o)

dooddles said...

I am a new follower to your machine quilting blog! Thanks for the heads up, I already see a design I might need to send a quilt off to you for. ;o)

james and bess said...

fabulous giveaway! i would consider sending out a quilt to a long-arm service if the price was right. good luck with your business!

bess :)

Heather said...

I would probably never send a quilt out for quilting unless it were very special - something I wanted to be an heirloom. In that case, the price wouldn't be quite as important as the quality and the "specialty" aspect of it (e.g., patterns that I can't do on my own machine)

Danny said...

Free binding, for sure! I hate binding!

rebecca said...

I have never sent a quilt out, but would like to try. I think that knowing where it was going would make it easier... you know knowing the person you are sending it to and trusting that they will do a good job... of course free shipping never hurt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Katrina said...

Free return shipping!

Paskiaq said...

Free batting and shipping would be amazing!

Sue said...

Love the fishie fabrics!

I've never sent a quilt away for quilting, and I think price and not being able to guarantee the quality of that person's work are what hold me back. I'd probably do more quilts if I didn't have to do all the quilting myself. The quilt on the bed was basted over 12 years ago and has been in use since then. May never get it "finished"!

Nabiha said...

It would have to be a good price for me to consider it or else quilting will tur out to be an expensive hobby for me...thanks for the lovely giveaway...those fish are so adorable!

nabihawangde(at)gmail(dot)com

MissMary said...

I've never shopped out my quilting. I've always done it myself. I really don't know what would entice me to hire someone... Maybe low prices or free shipping?

Carla G said...

Free shipping if it wasn't in my city and a fair price... And someone that you get a good vibe from that is relaxed about the quilting not just stuck on the rules. Thanks for a chance to win!

Carla G said...

I'm a new follower!

Katie said...

I've quilted all of the pieces I have made so far. If I were to send a quilt out, I would first look at past work to determine if it's a good fit. Free shipping would be a bonus and I'm picky about the fibers for battings. I'm a 100% cotton or wool gal.

Jessica said...

Oh, I love that fabric! I have never sent my quilt out to be quilted, because I'm on a strict budget and it's cheaper to do it myself. It would have to be a great price overall!

Ana e os Viraventos said...

For me, who live far, far away... free shipiing would be a great thing!

Andrea said...

Overall, a decent price and reasonable shipping would be most important for me.
arbendlin(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenelle Clark said...

I think cost is a big factor for me. I would also like to work with a quilter that is open to collaboration and feels comfortable offering design ideas. I love your quilting examples and that above all would help me to feel secure in sending my quilt off to you! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Jenelle Clark said...

I am also a new follower!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Free shippipng would be a great incentive! I've never sent out a quilt to be quilted before because the costs just seem to mount up and up!

Thanks for the chance to win, love those fish in bags!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

I've just followed your machine quilting blog... I might be looking to get a quilt custom quilted in the new year!

Susanne said...

Until now I quilted all my quilts by myself. But here in Germany it is not so common to use a quilting service. The prices are very high. But one day I will give it a try :) Maybe on a very special quilt.

Susanne

Susanne said...

I follow (Google Reader) :)
Susanne

Mhairi said...

I refuse to do my own quilting - I don't have enough time in my life to get it even half as good as my local person does.
The reason I love her is that she has a fair price, talks to you about how to best bring out the quilt top - after all that work that is what you want. She is very good at telling you how long it will be and she is very professional. I love every quilt she has done and I have never had a bad experience with her.

sydthewyd said...

Total price is a big component, but also having a good explanation/selection of quilting designs is really helpful as well, especially for newbies!

Gabrielle said...

Just started following your blog - I think seeing good feedback from other customers would make a big difference to me.

Kaye Prince said...

I've never actually sent out a quilt for machine quilting since I do all of my own on my home machine - but let me tell you it's a battle! I have a pretty standard Janome from the late 80s and the throat is not very big.

I think what would entice me to send a quilt to be quilted would be a great price and the location of the quilter. Since I live in Canada I don't want it to cost me the same amount to post the quilt as it would to get it quilted!

Judith said...

For me it would be free shipping as the shipping cost from the UK can be very high when sending an entire quilt.

Sallie said...

Excellent work would be my first criteria. Custom quilting, price, and turnaround time would be next. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Needled Mom said...

I think the the ability of a quilter to take my work and creat a beautiful quilt out of it is crucial. A good working relationship with the quilter, their creativity, a fair price, and the speed of having it finished are important. There is nothing worse than sending it away and waiting months for it to be returned.

♥Duff said...

I think a gallery of your work would entice me, along with reasonable pricing (which, obviously, you already have!) I like that you are not using a pattern--add more choices and I think people will find one they like.

♥Duff said...

I'm a follower here♥

♥Duff said...

I"m following the machine quilting blog now--looking forward to your advancements!

Quiltingranny said...

I came via your Quilty Giveaway site I am now following you here. It would probably be cost for me since I am unemployed. Usually I had tie or hand quilt my projects. The only experience I have is with a friend who took her top to a quilter and the lady proceeded to tell her how horrible her quilt was...that would be a bad thing!
compassionate quilter at rocket mail dot com

Katie's been Quilting said...

I just love that I can send the quilt out and like magic they come back done (except for the binding). Free shipping would be sweet but most important i have to feel like the quilts are being taken care of when they are out of my hands.

Katie's been Quilting said...

I'm a new follower!

Missplanner said...

I agree with a good price or know the person.

Missplanner said...

I'm a follower.

Karen P. said...

A good price would make all the difference to me! Free shipping would be an added plus as well!

Karen P. said...

Following here!

Karen P. said...

Following your long arm blog as well.

Judi said...

I'm a new follower

B Greene said...

Testimonials from satisfied customers with great, detailed photographs would be important to me. After investing all the time in a quilt top, it is quality of work that matters most to me. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Robyn said...

I've never sent a quilt to be machine quilted, but I would need it to be a good price. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

Millie said...

I think free shipping would be a winner for me. Price always matters too though. Good luck with it all!

Diane H said...

I am a follower. Thanks so much for a chance.

Diane H said...

The high cost of postage is one factor that keeps me from sending out my quilts. Though I would really love to have a special quilt professionally done some day - love how they look.

Kelsey said...

For me it is mostly a price thing. It needs to be economical, and economical for more intricate designs than stippling - for designs I couldn't do myself.

Kelsey said...

I'm a follower.

Kelsey said...

I followed your new machine quilting blog.

Allison C said...

I think free shipping for sure and maybe a discount for multiple quilts or return customers.

Allison C said...

I signed up to follow!

SewLindaAnn said...

A fair price and reasonable shipping. Samples of your work, even if it's just practice stitching on your own quilts to see what you do.

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm a new Follower in GFC.

Jenny said...

I think free shipping and low prices would be pretty enticing! Thanks for the chance to win, awesome giveaway!
okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

Angie said...

I'm a new follower on your blog.

Kristi said...

It would have to be an awesome price cause I'm cheap!
mindfulhome at gmail dot com

The Thompsons said...

It's all about the bottom line - the price. I don't have a lot of extra money for my hobby, so it's what keeps me from sending it out.

Kylie said...

I generally send my quilts out already but free shipping is a great incentive. Also if the quilter has lots of pictures of their work on the website. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Kylie said...

I'm a GFC follower- kylie c

Shirley said...

I don't know if I'd send a quilt out. I might feel that then it wasn't made by me!

SisterlyLove said...

Hmm, I've always hand quilted my quilts but a really good price might tempt me to try it! Good luck on your endeavors!

Genevieve
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

deserae said...

Free shipping and a good portfolio

Spontaneous Threads said...

I've never sent out a quilt, I always quilt them myself, even the giant ones. This past year I began to rethink my options since I had 8 quilts finished in 2011. I guess not having to provide the batting (with good options) would be great. Free shipping would be a bonus as well.

Terry said...

A good price would entice me. Also, someone that doesn't charge an exorbitant rate to do borders or something special.

My only negative experience in the past was a quilter who provided the batting and it was a polyester and much thicker than I would have chosen. I would want to provide my own batting.

Terry said...

I am following Machine Quilting Services now.

Shevvy said...

I've never sent my quilts out, I enjoy quilting myself too much.

Natalie said...

I think the thing that keeps me from sending quilts out is that it took 3 months to get it back. It was just a simple pantograph and I was expecting maybe a month maximum. A guaranteed turnaround time and a good price would go a long way to get my business.

Ducks and Rabbits said...

How about a fat quarter of fish fabric with ever quilt? Ha ha. Seriously though, the only thing that keeps me from getting my quilts done by someone else is cost - especially in Australia.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Referrals from fellow quilter would be a great incentive to send a quilt out for quilting.

Brigette Joy said...

I am finishing my first quilt right now, so we have to first see what I think about the quilting process. I think I will like doing it myself.

Tiara said...

honestly I've never sent out a quilt to be quilted before. I think that it is because of location. I'm not sure of anyone in my area who does it and considering all of the hours that I spend piecing the quilt it's a little scary to send it out. but I will definitely be investigating your services. thank you!

Elena said...

I think free binding service or just a special discount would make me send my quilts out.

Elena said...

Follower! :)

Vicki said...

I do my own quilting... the thing I guess I would send out a quilt for is if it was a charity drive and I had a lot of quilts to get quilted. I think it would be cool if you quilted a certain number of charity quilts for free each year.

mab said...

Ooh! Free batting would be stellar! That would guarantee that I don't have to baste the sucker! :) And I agree about having patterns to choose from. I am able to FMQ squiggles on my quilts.... I'd send mine out to get more complicated & beautiful patterns. Thanks for the chance to enter! Good luck!

mframe said...

I think quality of finished product along with a good price.
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Allison said...

free shipping is always a plus in my book :)

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MeganAnne said...

Free shipping, a great price on the quilting, and amazing reviews and photos from previous work.

AJ said...

A good price will win hands down....cheaper as long as it is not too cheap as that often equals bad quality.

AJ said...

I'm a follower

Marcia W. said...

Twice we've had quilting done with a "professional". The first was computerized edge to edge with the batting 80/20 and thread part of the price. It took about a month and when got it home saw that there had been a problem and some, not all, of the birdcages ripped out. For the price, I expected there to be no wrinkles or thread messes, though overall it was OK. The second we picked up M. It cost a fortune, had thread nests, and the extra cut offs were not returned. Now, on a 60x60 quilt with 3 yds of a 105" wideback, we expected to have that back. Plus, the woman didn't quote a price. My mother is not confrontational, and this woman ripped her off. It was a plain square grid and shouldn't cost that much.
The moral of being a longarm service: quality work, remove all nests and wrinkled areas and redo, return all the scraps from what the customer brings, give a detailed price quote up front and be reasonable, and don't keep the batting cut offs if you charge the customer for it. There will be one-time customers if you don't treat them well.
Also, it is OK to offer simpler designs as sometimes a plain stiple is what the quilt calls for...and what the customer can afford as well.

Tamie said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks for participating. I think that good quality and a fair price would do it for me.

Tamie said...

I'm a follower.

Tawny said...

I would send my quilts out to someone if they had a good reputation from some of the women I know who are terrific quilters. If they knew of someone good, or trusted her with their work, then I certainly would be more willing to send out as well.

RyanSarahN said...

I've never sent a top out but would love to try it one day - for me it'd come down to price - although of course quality is important too. Thanks for the chance to win! ryansarahn(at)gmail.com

RyanSarahN said...

I follow!

RyanSarahN said...

I also follow your machine quilting blog.

Zoe said...

I'm a pretty new quilter and am very open the sending my quilts out for quilting - I'm only at the straight lines stage and I do think that if I've spent ages on making something really cool then I would love to have it enhanced by a professional machine quilter! Does that make any sense? My mama would love to send hers out to be quilted because she really doesn't enjoy the quilting part!

Sheila said...

I just checked out the new blog and it looks great! Good luck on your new endeavour!

I think for me free (insured!) shipping would be thing to convince me. And lots of great example photos that I trust the work that will be done...I'm sure you'll have lots of those in no time. ;)

Sheila said...

I'm a follower!

Sheila said...

I'm now following your new blog!

Susan said...

I would send out my quilt if I am running short of time, but mostly to get a better job done than I can do.

Mike and Jackie said...

Free shipping and quality work would entice me

Llamabean said...

I think the best thing you can do to sell your self is get a lot of feedback/testimonials on the quality of your quilting. Plus good quality photos of your work. I am willing to spend money and insure my work if I trust the work that will be done, I wish you the best of luck.

Cathy said...

I think being able to see in great detail (photos), what the quilter has done for other quilts. I am super picky when I sew, and am afraid to send out a quilt and have a ho-hum job done on the quilting. cathydevinney(at)gmail(dot)com

Christie said...

That fabric is SO cool!
I've never quilted before, so I'd send the whole lot out to be done haha!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Kate S. said...

Hmm, i haven't really thought about sending a quilt out but free binding and free shipping both sound like pluses :)

Calikisses said...

Free shipping would definitely be a good perk.

Calikisses said...

I'm a follower :)

Calikisses said...

I follow your other blog

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