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Thread: I need your opinion please

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    Junior Member Akes's Avatar
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    I make receiving blankets with flannel fabric for family and friend's new babies. They are square and the fabric is washed, serged on the grain of the fabric. I had a lady ask if I would sell any. She liked them so much. Sometimes I can get the fabric on sale and other times I will pay retail prices. I have not a clue on how to charge for each of them. I need some suggestions---help! Thanks for all of your help.

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    If they are relatively simple to make, I would multiply cost of materials by 3.

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    http://www.craftmarketer.com/how-to-...our-crafts.htm

    Link to pricing your items. Good luck, and like it says don't fudge your time!

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    I would price them at full retail for the fabric because she might want some colors/patterns that aren't on sale. Just speaking from experience on that.

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    A set amount per hour of your time plus materials is one way to price it. Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    If they are relatively simple to make, I would multiply cost of materials by 3.
    And because you will not always be able to use fabric on sale, and because you will probably want to set a consistent price, I would price based on regular retail price. Otherwise, what if for one set you quote based on a sale price you were lucky enough to find. Then the next set using a regular priced fabric. Buyer(s) might not understand the up & down of such pricing. Stay consistent as much as possible.

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    I agree if they are simple to make, charge 3X the fabric cost, and use the full fabric price to do the calculation, no matter what you paid for it.

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    i agree from lessons learned - calculate according to the regular price of fabric

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