Using Quickbooks For Upholstery Estimates
Quickbooks has a really nice Estimating feature that is linked up with the Sales Orders (Quickbooks Premier) and the Invoices. After you have created an estimate in Quickbooks this makes it really handy and really easy to convert the Estimate into a Sales Order or and Estimate. At a later date I may write more about the Quickbooks. In the meantime you can read more about the Quickbooks estimate feature here: Quickbooks Support: Overview of Using Estimates.
Although I do occassionally use the very nice estimate feature, I mainly use my Excel estimate spreadsheet form, which you can read more about and see here: Giving Estimates. For ease of use and simplicity I'd probably mainly use the Quickbooks estimate form. However, my Excel estimate form give the clients more options allows them to se the bigger picture.