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Thread: Help.... How much????

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    I made this wall hanging for my Brother and sister-in-law for Christmas... a friend of hers saw it and would like me to make her one and said she would pay anything for it... I have no idea how much to charge. I know you don't get paid for your time that you put into projects, but I don't want to charge too much or too little. So I haven't given her an answer yet... please help.

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    at the very, very least $50.00. I made a larger baby sunbonnet sue quilt for a co-worker and then she wouldn't buy it. too much she said! didn't even cover the fabrics.

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    I was going to say 75.00 but certainly not less than 50.00. I think it depends on how much you have in the material. If you are using high quality material or not. You still want it to be worth your while.

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    Figure the cost of materials & multiply that by 3. Make sure to get a deposit before starting the project.

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    I like to have the person I'm making the quilt for purchase the materials. That way, they get a better understanding of the costs involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    Figure the cost of materials & multiply that by 3. Make sure to get a deposit before starting the project.

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    I like to have the person I'm making the quilt for purchase the materials. That way, they get a better understanding of the costs involved.
    i thinks this is a good way to figure price

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    Figure the cost of materials & multiply that by 3. Make sure to get a deposit before starting the project.

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    I like to have the person I'm making the quilt for purchase the materials. That way, they get a better understanding of the costs involved.
    i thinks this is a good way to figure price
    Hew>>> I like this idea ALOT!!! Remembering this one.... People do that with me too..They want it for a few notes instead of the whole song!!

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    It's a beautiful wallhanging, I'm wondering how your sis-in-law will feel about her friend having one exactly like hers? Is there some way you could make them unique?

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    I agree with everyone on the pricing, but also agree on duplicating this for someone else. Maybe she would have a special little saying she would like on hers that is different.
    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    It's a beautiful wallhanging, I'm wondering how your sis-in-law will feel about her friend having one exactly like hers? Is there some way you could make them unique?

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    Everything I've read says to charge 3 times the cost of the materials involved, including thread, etc., other than that I don't have a clue, but I would recommend getting a good deposit before doing anything.

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    They don't want the cardinals... they want flowers or something...

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