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    From Don-isewman--?? for everyone

    I have a ???, for everyone. I'm want to know, what a cost should be charged to make a person a quilt. This person did furnish 5 different colors. This will be a lap size quilt(roughly 20 blocks).Here is some ideals, I had in mind for a cost.--#1-me looking for a pattern.-#2 cutting the peices.-#3 pinning the peices together. -#4- Time(labor) to put the quilt together. I in my head thought the amount of $150.00, but am I too high, or should I go to a lower cost. I dont want to do this for nothing. I'd rather be makeing me /family/grdkids a quilt. Thanks for any info, members. Don-isewman

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    I just made a baby quilt, 52x64, $180. I did 86x86 for $300. Most quilters charge your cost times 2.5 . You will still not get what you've put in it, if you figure in time.

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    I can't answer for your area, but for me it would be too much. Most people around me don't understand all the work involved in quilting, and just have a fit when I give them a price. Some areas can get more money and I sincerely hope yours is one of those areas. If you aren't comfortable with what you can get, tell the customer that your time is valuable too and you would rather not make their quilt. "NO" is always an option. I too, would much rather make quilts for me and the family. I had a family friend ask me yesterday about a price for a full size quilt. I told her it wouldn't be less than $350 and possibly more depending on pattern and final size requirements (those extra thick mattresses can turn a full size into a queen size). She hemhawed around and finally told me that was too much. Not a problem, I don't work for free for anyone but me!

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    I think $150 sounds like a fair price for a throw size.

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    I don't think your too high, if you can check homemade quilt prices in your area.

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    I will be watching your post, as I also have been asked/commissioned to make a quilt. Size 70X95. He has asked for all outdoorsy animal prints. I do have LOTS. I can't seem to settle on a pattern tho, so am going to go with a D9P. He has told me the cost is NOT an option. But I am still going to hold it to about $300.00 - $400.00. What do you think??? Too much too little?? Some of the fabric I have had in my stash, but I have had to pay for it @ sometime.

    Thank you for bringing up the subject.

    Billie G
    So. Idaho-between Nevada & Sun Valley, Ida

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    Tell the person before you start and make sure they are okay. It sounds reasonable to me but then I am a quilter...lol.
    Linda

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    $150 for a unique hand-made product - sounds like a steal! Check Etsy to see what others are selling their quilts for ... some baby​ quilts are $100+

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    Most throw-sized quilts on etsy go for a minimum of $200. If they're not willing to pay you for your time and talent, I wouldn't do it. If you just calculate the time you spend, at $150, you're only making about $10 an hour- seriously? Quilting is too labor-intensive, not to mention that you have to know what you're doing, to give away, u less its friends and family or charity, and you don't mind.

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    Thank you lady's to have answered my ???. I made 2 blocks with another color I had here at home. Took the 2 blocks down the other day or so. to have her get a ideal. She wasnt sure when I showed her what I thought, of at the time. Brought, back 1 block, and pinned the neutral color she wanted, on to a pattern, I'm useing,(ellens star). Pinned rectangle, triangles, and sq's on a quilt block. Took it to her this morning, before I posted this note, and said this is what you will get.Make a long story short, she(we). wasnt sure yet. I told her another day-another time. Thanks again lady's. Don

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