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Thread: Head over Heels! shoe quilt for sale?????

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    Senior Member quilting.addict's Avatar
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    Head over Heels! shoe quilt for sale?????

    I got an email from someone who saw my quilt . She is not a quilter and asked where she could buy something like this. I am going to write back and offer to make her one (not hand-painted of course!). Many of you have seen this quilt as I was painting each block. So, would $500 be in the ballpark??? It is 54 x 65.
    Jeannie
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    I've no idea how much you should charge, but I do know from others on here that you should definitely get a deposit first. I would also put what you are going to do/make in writing, ​spelling everything out, so you are both clear of her expectations & your commitment.
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    I think $500 would be good for a throw that size, but if you don't hand paint the blocks, then how will the shoe motifs be reproduced?
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    $500 sounds pretty close if you are going to machine applique and it is a throw size. Still won't work out to much per hour though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyjvan9 View Post
    $500 sounds pretty close if you are going to machine applique and it is a throw size. Still won't work out to much per hour though.

    machine applique???
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    you need to figure out your costs- then your time- decide how much your time is worth to you and set a price- then ask for a 50% deposit & determine a time frame & shipping details (if it is a long distance transaction)
    some people use a 3X their materials formula--include thread, batting, everything- some set a set 'wage amount' (like i charge $20 an hour to sew for someone) but all the details should be determined & agreed on- with a deposit before you spend a dime on making another one.... in writing is always a good idea.
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    You have more to your credit than "just quiltmaking", you surely classify as a master artist and can charge whatever the market will bear. I personally feel that $500 is appropriate and hope you will NOT find that this client is ignorant of art, artists, various media, and what it will cost her. Stick by your guns on this one with a written contract and good deposit.

    Best of luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    You have more to your credit than "just quiltmaking", you surely classify as a master artist and can charge whatever the market will bear. I personally feel that $500 is appropriate and hope you will NOT find that this client is ignorant of art, artists, various media, and what it will cost her. Stick by your guns on this one with a written contract and good deposit.

    Best of luck!

    Jan in VA
    Jan, oh wow, what nice compliments! I surely do appreciate them!!
    Jeannie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    You have more to your credit than "just quiltmaking", you surely classify as a master artist and can charge whatever the market will bear. I personally feel that $500 is appropriate and hope you will NOT find that this client is ignorant of art, artists, various media, and what it will cost her. Stick by your guns on this one with a written contract and good deposit.

    Best of luck!

    Jan in VA
    Jan, I totally agree. What you're offering to do is *much* more than creating the quilt - your hard work and creativity in designing the shoes deserves to be recognized.

    A little like asking Kaffe create a quilt for you from his fabric line - would be worth a whole lot more than the typical supplies x 3 formula

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