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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2016!

Our new Gifty Galore Christmas project season begins July 18th this year and runs through December 19th! And, Anita is back with more wonderful designers! 

We are using the book, Fast, Fun, and More Gifty. It is compiled and written especially for us! Our newest Gifty book is the best ever for preparing a gift-giving extravaganza. There are even MORE small and quick projects. Hey, you'll be able to use the projects in this book all year long!

Get ready… prepare your sewing space, oil the machine, and finish up any UFOs because you’re going to be busy! I challenge you to keep up with us!

  1. Time frame is from July 18th - December 19th, 2016 for the weekly projects.
  2. Please post all project questions on Notions where you will find the complete blog. All information is kept together there for reference later and It's much easier to find!
  3. You can join at any time. If you are not a member of our Quilt With Us Community, click the "Signup and Join" box in the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link to join "Gifty Galore” in the upper-right of the group page. Clicking on the link will allow you to join Gifty Galore.

Discussion Forum


Started by Cindy. Last reply by Agnes / NW Ontario Apr 27, 2018. 98 Replies

Block size                12 1\2" unfinished to finish at 12" Pattern .                  Log CabinColors .                    Center 31\2" square jewel tone ( brights)                                 Logs cut at 2"                               …Continue

2017 Project list.

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Cindy Sep 5, 2017. 18 Replies

Here's a list of projects for 2017. This will be mostly free patterns as selected by group members. Everyone's welcome.#1 The Grim Ripper…Continue

Organizer Box

Started by Mari. Last reply by Joanne Maner/TN Apr 19, 2017. 26 Replies

Rectangle Organizer Box:A few…Continue

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Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC on July 28, 2010 at 12:30pm
Diane: You might be better off asking over at Quilting as a Business too. Why don't you check some of your lqs's (or for you maybe not so l) as to how much they charge for classes. Maybe use the 1/3 formula for that. Look at The City Quilter website. It should give you the high end of tuition costs. Teaching is extremely low paying, but very satisfying. Whatever you are paid for the first class seems less important than finding out if you want to do it again. I'm trying to remember the name of a woman I met on vacation last fall because she teaches cross stitch. If I remember her name I'll see if she's willing to discuss the issue with you, but don't hold your breath; my memory ain't real good these days.
Comment by Joy Gross on July 28, 2010 at 12:11pm
Was there a project this week?
Comment by Diane Gunter/Canada on July 28, 2010 at 12:09pm
Gee MaryAgnes you answered that one so fast I have one for you. I am making a sample for the store and they want me to teach in the fall. It is an applique class. 4 hours on a Sat. to get them started and then a follow up class maybe a month later of 2 hrs to help them finish. The store asked me what I charged to teach. It will only be blanket stitch. I have never taught so I didn't have a clue. What do you or anyone else suggest?
Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC on July 28, 2010 at 11:44am
Froggie: If it were food you were pricing, the raw ingredients would account for 1/3 of the ultimate price. Or you could figure out the number of hours it'll take you to finish the quilt, multiply by minimum wage; then multiply by your actual per hour income and choose a figure between the two, so long as it comes to at least three times the cost of the fabric, thread and batting. Or go over to Quilting as a Business and ask the same question, which I bet has been answered there before.

I think the most important thing to take into consideration is how much making a quilt for money is worth if it takes time from your other projects which you do for love, not money. But wouldn't it be nice to have a few extra bucks for a few extra FQ's?

Let us know what you decide to do.
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on July 28, 2010 at 11:09am
Thanks, Anne, I think she is very courageous, too! Motion sickness in your rocker, lol! Get Anne the dramamine! She's going for the rocker! When I shop with DD1, I want to put a tether on her. She takes off, and I can't find her! Then I call her, and she pops up right next to me. How do they do that?
I can't believe you get that much groceries and supplies in your Camry, ramchmom! You are a good packer, you must have been a Navy Wife in a former life. I wouldn't ride elevators if I got stuck in one all alone for 2 hours either. I had a coworker once that got stuck in one for about half hour, and she was MAD when it started again, and there was no welcoming committee to welcome them back to the world!
OK I have a serious question. How much do you charge for a quilt? I have had a few people ask me to make them a quilt lately, lap size, about 50X60 or so, but after the fabric and batting cost, I don't know what to charge. Does anyone have any suggestions?
~Hopppy quilting~
Comment by ranchmom/OR on July 28, 2010 at 10:35am
Oh Froggie I have a Camry and you would be surprised at how much you can get in one and I only had to carts of groceries yesterday and the cart of school clothes and supplies.
Comment by ranchmom/OR on July 28, 2010 at 10:33am
I understand the Judge perfectly, I spent 2 hours alone in the employees elevator in the Washington State Capitol building once, lights went out, I was inbetween floors, the Capitol Campus maintance said it was the state patrols problem and the state patrol said it was Campus maintance in the mean time I was in the elevator waiting for someone to get me out. Finally my boss and fellow coworkers figured out how to open the doors and got me out. I don't ride elevators either.
Comment by Anne on July 28, 2010 at 9:58am
OMG Froggie... You have a beautiful Auntie Ruth. What courage!!! I would never be able to do that!! I get motion sickness sitting in my livingroom rocker. Have a nice day everyone. I have to go grocery shopping with DH...he's like a 16 yr. old....I never know where he is in the store....until he appears around the corner with an armfull of grogeries...that he likes. Wish me Luck...Anne
Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC on July 28, 2010 at 7:55am
Yes, Froggie, you are right. I couldn't have said it better. And Judge Kate went up in the a.m. and down in the evening, and up and down for lunch when she went to lunch; and then when she was promoted to Supervising Judge she'd have to leave the courthouse on occasion for a meeting. And yes, she was in much better shape than lots of us who were younger.
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on July 28, 2010 at 7:44am
Now I have to call Aunt Ruth and tell her what everyone said. She will be so tickled. Two rungs on the ladder was plenty for me too for years, but I am getting better. I can get on a plane now, and maybe even do 3 or 4 rungs on the ladder! What did they used to call it? Vertigo? Oh that's an Okie sentence if I ever did write one!
I bet that judge was in good shape, MaryAgnes. Did she only do the stairs once a day? That's a lot of stairs.
That is no fun shopping with a man for a month worth of food, ranchmom, especially as much food as you cook! How many carts did you fill up? 5? That's my guess, or maybe 6. How big is your car? Plus all his school stuff. That's a lot of stuff.
OK MaryAgnes, my guess for the woman on her 76th birthday is---She got some lovin'! That's it. Am I right?
I better get busy, see ya later.
~hoppy quilting~

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