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Thread: Mini Quilt - Questions?

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    Mini Quilt - Questions?

    I have been making mini quilts that measure 18" x 24". These quilts will be framed. I have charted the amount of time that it usually takes me to make one of these. From start to finish, drafting the pattern, cutting the pieces out, placing them on fabric, and then machine appliqueing, adding sashing, then adding batting, and backing and finally quilting them, and then, adding extra strip of fabric all arond the quilt to make it easier for framing...I have about 28 hours in one. Any ideas on what to charge for this?..I don't want to over charge, but I don't want to work for nothing..Any help would be appreciated..Thanks in advance.
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    No idea on what to charge, but your miniature is gorgeous!
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    Can't help you with a price, but if you plan to mount under glass, remember to add a spacer so there's an air space over the fabric. It'll last much longer that way.
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    It's beautiful. That's going to awesome hanging in someone's home.
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    I think it would depend upon the venue where you are going to sell them. The best price will probably be through an interior decorator or a boutique shop or high end furniture store.

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    i would think at least $10 an hour, making it $280 which may just price you out of the store. so, i guess i'm not sure what would be the best price. as tanya said...

    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    I think it would depend upon the venue where you are going to sell them. The best price will probably be through an interior decorator or a boutique shop or high end furniture store.

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    another thought on framing is not to quilt it but to simply frame it as a textile. Quilted pieces require shadow box frames which are much more expensive than regular frames. I have framed my work both ways and really don't see a need for the shadow boxes--especially if you want to recoup your investment of time and money.

    Your work is stunning, btw. I would think 300+ is a good price though don't know your market.

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    Yeah, $280 doesn't allow for the cost of your supplies. Making less than that per hour is equivalent to working at McDonald's.....(or even Joann's). Not for me!

    If you consider yourself a skilled laborer then you have to charge more. And therein lies the dilemma. If you're trying to get $300+ in small town mid-America, it's not going to happen. NYC, maybe. But even then it may be a slow sale with a limited market.

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    It's really lovely, by the way!!
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    Yes a very lovely piece!
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    Beautiful quilt! You are really talented.

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