Saturday, June 28, 2014

Two Quilts received & sewn on same day!

Last weekend a new client gave me 2 quilt tops to quilt and said she would buy & post the backings to me within the week.  In the meantime, I pinned one of her quilt tops onto the machine and cut the wadding for both, all ready for when the backings arrived.  I received the backings first thing Friday morning.

As I advertise....  "I try to return a quilt within a week of receiving it" 
I knew I had to buckle down and spend the whole day in my sewing room, as I am going away on Sunday for 1 week ("Nanna" duties in Qld) then home for a day then off again for 5 days (Craft show in Sydney, as a "shopper" not a stall holder).

I entered the room at 9am, left for a quick lunch break at 1pm, then back again until 7.30pm.

Both quilts were quilted, trimmed & edges zigzagged.  They both were 78" square.
The customer chose "meander" for the blue quilt. 
and a leaf pattern for the cream quilt.
 I found it interesting that even though both quilts were the same size the bobbin on the meander stitch  lasted 3.5 rows, but the bobbin on the leaf stitch only lasted 1.5 rows..... and took a lot longer to stitch.

This customer is getting "door to door delivery".  Even though she lives about 1.5 hours away from me, I realised I will be passing her house on the long, long (8 hour non stop) drive to Qld, so I phoned her last night and asked if she would like to save on postage and have me drop the quilts in on my way.....
I think she is happy with my service!

Until next post...


  1. Well done. I'm sure she will be happy with the service and you must be happy to have them done, too.

  2. your on fire.........have a nice time away........I might see you in Sydney..........

  3. Great job to finish both in a weeks time...and then to deliver them as well...that should bring in more customers soon...