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Thread: let's talk $$$$$ for quilts

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    Junior Member Arizona Sunrises's Avatar
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    Jul 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonomine
    I was just looking on ebay at quilts for sale. 98% aren't sold and the ones that are have gone very cheaply. I just found one that had a price tag of $700. Queen size.

    Shopping on ebay for handcrafted goods is like comparing Wal-Mart prices and quality to Macy's. You have differing price points, market focus, and quality expectations.

    Yes, you'll sometimes find high quality items at low prices at Wal-Mart--I'm not arguing that. I shop there. I'm not a snob. Comparing ebay to a store whose focus is on handcrafted items is just apples to oranges.

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    Senior Member judee0624's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
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    Try looking on etsy.com for quilts for sale.


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    SE Wisconsin
    When you look at etsy, be sure to see how many have sold. There is an artist or two on there with several quilts listed for thousands of dollars each. But if you look closely, you see that she hasn't actually SOLD any. Sometimes that is a marketing ploy. If I post a baby quilt for $500, a shopper will be surprised and interested to see what I sell that is worth $500. I might have 3 other baby quilts listed for $100, which will suddenly seem very reasonable.

    $100 is very reasonable for a nice baby quilt.

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    Senior Member Kara's Avatar
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    Oct 2008
    A lot goes into that...

    price of fabric/supplies
    ease/difficulty of piecing
    amount of quilting
    time spent doing it

    Keep track of all the time and supplies and see what you can reasonably sell your time for...

    My mom used to tell me supplies x 3 would give you a good price. But I've looked at that and sometimes, I would make barely anything per hour...

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    Senior Member Rose Hall's Avatar
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    Nov 2008
    Lynchburg, VA
    Hi! I have a question that goes along with this.

    My mom has a coworker that would like this quilt made. All the applique is done by hand. I could provide the fabric from my stash. I have told her I would only make the top--she would have to take it to the LQS to have it quilted.

    What should I charge?

    I normally only custom cut fabric for people, not actually make the quilt, so I am at a loss...
    thanks !!!!
    Rose Hall
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