Friday, February 4, 2011

binding my own business

i had no idea there were people in the real world who bind quilts for a living ... no, seriously ... i really did not know ... i found some price lists to peruse ... for just 25 cents per inch i could hand over a quilted quilt and the binding fabric and receive a completely bound quilt ... wouldn't that be sumpin'?!?!?

anywho ... i finished these three quilts that have been waiting to be quilted since last june...Mellow Yellow and Dream Maker and Daisy Duke ... done!!!
and gave the two on top to these little punkins...
Gumdrop with Mellow YellowLuLu with Dream Maker
the bottom one Daisy Duke is for Peanut Butter Cup ... they are 56 inches by 70 inches for a total of 756 inches of binding ... and every four inches i would tell myself

you just saved a dollar!!!

and when i did the math, i realized that the binding would have cost $189 ... hmmm ... do you think i oughta go shopping?

i'm just sayin'...

8 comments:

Molly said...

Wow! That adds up! Those are sure some cute little punkins! Nice quilts too! Lucky punkins.I wonder how much I'm going to save by binding my own business---a whole groaning shelf of bidnis...

Jennifer said...

Geez.....25 cents an inch! Doesn't sound much, does it? But when you add up the number of inches around a quilt the numbers get bigger and bigger. I reckon you should go shopping, you have saved all that money.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow is right! That's amazing -- aren't you glad you did your own? Those are adorable quilts -- and punkins!

ranette said...

Sweet little ones and the quilts are pretty cute too! I love binding quilts...lol...maybe I should start a new career.

Gretchen said...

Good for you to get those done and save all that money. I think a shopping trip is definitely in order.

Mama Spark said...

I have a friend that does it for between .10 and .15 per inch. It 's good money if you have time to do it! Glad you saved yours. Now get out there and go shopping!!

Shannon said...

Beautiful quilts!

I guess that's good money if you can get it. I can't judge as I've been wishing for a sous quilter--I'd like for someone to do all my cutting for me like a sous chef does all the chopping, etc.

You just gave me another idea for a story. Thank you!

MamaT said...

Wow! That's a lotta mooooola for binding. Sometimes, I hate it so much I would ALMOST pay it, but no...I can't make myself do that. They're all so pretty--the quilts, too! haha
Now go shopping if you can get out of your driveway.