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Thread: How much should I sell the quilt for that I put in the county fair?

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    Ok, All you guys that have seen the quilt I put in the county fair, I need your input. Someone wants to buy it. What kind of price tag do you think I should put on it? I know it's hard to tell without really seeing the quilt itself but I need opinions with just a general idea on how to price it.

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    How many hours do you have in it?

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    I'm have no idea how much would be "fair" but I do know the price will never really be enough for something that beautiful.

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    Gosh, I have no idea. I would work on it and lay it down, think of something else and go again. All in all probably at least 100 hours. I know I'll never get enough to pay by the hour does anybody who hand quilts? But, I'm sure I have put in at least that.

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    I have no clue what to put on it for a price.
    It sure is beautiful!
    I am doing on...posted a picture of it and charged them $100 for making it and then the price of my fabric/batting.
    If I were selling yours, I'd probably put at least $500 to it at the minimum........

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    That is kinda the price I had in mind. I had someone say at least 800. but this is a small rural town where a lot of people quilt. I guess it just depends on how much someone is willing to pay for it. I hate to start too high and not sell it but I hate to start too low when I could get more. Aybody else got any ideas?

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    I've seen the hand quilted quilts go for anywhere from $700 to $1000 and up. It's easily worth that.

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    I'd be tickled pink if I could sell it for that kind of money. I had thought 800 but was afraid I'd scare someone off. It would almost tempt me into going into mass production! :lol:

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    I would start at $750, unless it won a ribbon at the fair. If it won a ribbon, especially the blue ribbon, I'd start at $1,000. You can always negotiate it down, if you really want to sell it badly enough. Just don't make your work too cheap. Even at $1,000, you're only making $10 an hour.

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    The price should be the amount you would pay to buy the same quilt. I sell items for the price I know I'd be willing to pay someone for them.

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