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Thread: looking for topic--cost of making a quilt?

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    Some one posted a while back--the cost that goes into making a quilt. I can find it. Some one asked me to make a double size quilt --very detailed. He thought $200 was too much. I want to print out all the costs that it takes to make one , and she had it charted out pretty good. Does anyone remember where it was?

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-125917-1.htm

    oh... someone beat me to it...

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    this person is getting a great deal. I know a lady who is finishing off a bunch of quilt tops for a man who's mom died before she could get them done. To do the backing, batting and quilting the first smaller one cost him over 200 and he thought that was cheap; your guy would also get the the top for that price. My son asked me why I didn't make them to sell; I told him that most people don't realize how much you spend in fabric alone let alone the time you spend putting it together and all. They see the ones at WM and think they can get one hand made and not pay that much more for it.Not from me.

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    This is one case where I would just say no! If he wants an intricate double size quilt for under $200, there's no way he's going to come up to a reasonable amount.

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    Very timely:

    The Quilt Show (Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson's online show/website) is currently showing a preview episode of the "Why Quilts Matter:History, Art and Politics" series from Shelly Zegart - soon to be shown on PBS.

    This particular episode deals with the value of quilts, and the behind the scenes of the quilt marketplace here in the US and world.

    You do need to be signed up - but can view the episode even as a basic (free) member.

    Here's a link to the episode:
    http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/whyquiltsmatter.php

    For $200, that's a bargain.
    Let him buy a comforter in KMart for $20. ;-)

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    Wow maybe she should go with you to get the fabric and batting and thread and I bet she changes her mind. Most dont understand the cost of fabric now a days. I have taken people with me and they are in shock. Good luck with your quilt.

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    My mother sewed for years and made many of the clothes I and my sister wore. People were always offering to pay her to make things for them and she always declined. She said they would never being willing to pay what her time was worth and she wasn't willing to do it for less.

    Same deal for quilting!!

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    tell him to get one at the store!

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    Somehow I don't think I would even bother trying to justify the cost. My estimate would be a LOT higher to begin with, and if he thought it was too high then I would tell him to make his own.

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