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Mremdal33

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I couldnt find any other forum to post this in. I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I came across this interesting headboard idea and I want to get it made but I cant for the life of me figure out who I would talk to. I already contacted an upholstery company and they wont do it. I found a window treatment business and they wanted $400+ for it which I think is nuts. I am thinking about going to the local high school and getting the home economics class to take a stab at it?

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local highschool it will cost you materials and a little for the builder

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Try your local senior center - see if they have any quilters or sewers. We have a group of ladies (& gents) who meet every Friday at our local volunteer fire department they knit and crochet....you should see what they do for gifts for the needy @ Christmas time!

Or try your local craft store (Michael's - JoAnn Fabrics).....go during one of their teaching classes and see if anyone would like to take on a project.

By the way it is a nice idea!


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Looks like something a quilting group could do pretty easily. Then you could use a curtain rod to hang it. Try googling for quilt clubs in your area, or some church ladies groups do quilting and might do it for a nice donation. You could show the picture at a fabric store also I bet they would know someone that could do it. Good luck.


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Another option would be, contact a local senior center. They oftem make quilts and other sewing type projects.
They would probably be happy to make one for you. Just furnish the materials and gave them a donation when the project is finished.

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I sew as a hobby and depending what you wanted it made of materials alone could be $50 or more. Plus a day to put it together.. I am thinking $400 is about right.

That is why sweatshops exist.... Cool idea, thanks for sharing the picture.

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Mremdal33 wrote:

I couldnt find any other forum to post this in. I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I came across this interesting headboard idea and I want to get it made but I cant for the life of me figure out who I would talk to. I already contacted an upholstery company and they wont do it. I found a window treatment business and they wanted $400+ for it which I think is nuts. I am thinking about going to the local high school and getting the home economics class to take a stab at it?

Any other ideas?

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I know someone who runs a drapery shop, and might be able to make something like that on their heavy duty sewing machines. For what it's worth, a cost of $400 is not all that out of line, considering the cost to buy the materials, and time in labor. They can not slap it together and not take time to make the seams look straight, and neat, so it is a little more difficult to make it "Look" good than one would guess.

Just like two floor tile jobs, one professionally installed, with perfectly straight grout lines, and another with the tiles lining up a little crooked, you can tell who had it done, and who was the first time tile person.

If this sort of job came to their drapery shop, they would estimate the amount of material, get a cost per yard for the cover, padding, and in the case of your picture red thread (white would look really bad) and then figure how many feet of sewing needs to take place. Just like making drapes, if it takes 200' of sewing to attach the panels together, they can figure how many hours assembly will take.

Here is your picture.



So if you can have it made for $175, that is a great price. Now if you wanted to make say 200 of them, and approached a blanket maker, I am sure the price would go way down, say to something comparable with a USA made quilt that is custom made. But they are not going to set up a machine to make a one off product, the set up time is going to cost a bunch, not to mention the machine will be off line for 4 hours while being programmed, and then need another hour to be reprogrammed to start making the standard blankets once your run is completed.

At one time, I had a Quillow, a blanket that if you folded it in 1/3, and then roll it up into the pocket at one end, it made into a compact pillow, but unfolds into a quilt with a pocket at one end to put your feet and keep them cozy warm. Cost was about $35 back in the 90's.

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Thanks for the ideas everyone. I never considered the senior center or quilting clubs. Just for kicks what kind of material should I have it made out of. What gives it rigidity?

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The material would be your choice, whatever you like.
I don't know but, I would guess it has a foam board inside to keep it rigid and light.

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Just looks like 2 pieces of material with a piece of high loft batting in the middle..just a small quilt with loops. Can't see where it could cost anywhere near $175 let alone $400 to make yourself. I wouldn't think there was any more rigidity than a quilt would have. You could use a canvas or a upholstery material to give it a little more weight. As long as a person could sew straight line on a regular sewing machine it would be easy.

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