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Thread: I need some input

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    Super Member Bill'sBonBon's Avatar
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    MY SIL's SIL :lol: Yep thats it. Wants me to make her a quilt. She will buy everything including thread. It is to be a patchwork quilt. Just squares. Like a 9 patch I quess. This is all up in the air,no decidions on anything yet.
    She will pay me......... now that is the delimma. How much to charge. My Sister told me she figured. $75.00 for a twin. $100.00 for full. $125.00 for a queen. etc.
    Now I will be cutting,sewing,sandwiching,quilting and binding it.
    Does the amounts sound to much or to little.
    Just want some opinions,so I can make up my mind to do it. The only thing about it is most people don't realize how much work is involved in makeing a quilt. I want to be fair to her and myself or I won't do it.
    Bonnie

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    I don't know how much is right, but I definitely think the prices you're quoting are too low for someone that distant. I think $75 is too low even for making a twin size quilt for a friend. That's a lot of work!

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    Its always difficult to know what to charge a relative or friend, but I have to agree with the last post seems a bit low. Yep your right no one realises just how much work goes into a quilt. Also are you hand or machine quilting. Could you not ask or google a person who does that type of thing and email the question how much they would charge, then you might get a fairer idea of how much it would cost.

    Maybe some of the others might have ideas on this one Good luck

    Elle

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    even a 9 patch will take time. If the quilt is full size @ $100, you would have to finish it in 20 hours just to make 5 bucks an hour. That's working pretty fast!

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    Okay Bon Bon just my opinion !!!
    What size is the quilt? I would charge what you said for just the top. As far as the quilting and putting on the binding I would at least charge another $50 to $75.
    You will never get enough for your workmanship, but you can at least supplement yourself.

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    I say the prices you listed are too low. Maybe for just the top, but not the completed quilt. Give her a rough estimate of how much time it takes to press, cut, sew and either tie or quilt and how much you charge per hour. If she doesn't want to give you a price you can agree on, tell her to make her own quilt so she can see how much work is involved.

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    i agree if eveyone else the prices are low tell her if she wants them at that price to go but all the materials needed and maybe she can help you do some of the cutting

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    i meant to say go buy the material not to go but it !!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebe
    Okay Bon Bon just my opinion !!!
    What size is the quilt? I would charge what you said for just the top. As far as the quilting and putting on the binding I would at least charge another $50 to $75.
    You will never get enough for your workmanship, but you can at least supplement yourself.
    I agree! I would charge for each step (top, quilting, binding), but I don't know what to advice for the price!

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    It depends. Is this going to be a job, or something todo. Do you know and like this lady? If she buys everything thats a good chunk of money there. It is a simple pattern. What is the quilting plan? Check in Etsy and see what they are going for :D

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