The husband of a couple we are friends with is Hawaiian. He would like me to make him a quilt made of blocks of a traditional Hawaiian appliqué pattern. He would pay for the fabric but I would be doing all the needle turn appliqué and quilting the quilt. What would you charge for doing something like this? Does $1,000 plus quilting and binding cost sound reasonable? Would Kona cotton be a good fabric choice for the background fabric or would you suggest something else?
All hints and helps appreciated. This really means a lot to him. Evidently it is traditional to sleep under a quilt made by someone who cares for you when you are ill. He has no family members able to do it. He's not superstitious, it's a tradition he would like to honor. A purchased quilt is not the same thing.