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Thread: pricing out a log cabin quilt....

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    Super Member girliegirl's Avatar
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    What do you think a person at a craft show would pay for a log cabin quilt for a queen size bed??? trying to see if I should even dare to make some for a craft show.

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    My experience may be different than most, but my sister and I had a booth at a local craft show here, and no one bought any quilts. All we sold were small items, and we didn't sell too many of those. We had prices that were good too, barely covering the price of fabric.

    It may have just been a bad day for a craft show, but we have decided not to do one again.

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    What ever you do, do not sell your self short. It is unfortunate that many people do not realize the skill level and the cost of the fabric that is involved. I take my car to a mechanic and I expect to pay for their skills. I do not cheapen myself and give discount rates and neither should you. It is hard to sell your goods at a craft fair. You are selling your "Art". You are not selling a few rags that you have sewn together to make a buck. At the same time, do not plan to get rich or retire.

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    Yeah, I know, alot of people have no idea.... My brother offered me $450 for my quilt and I couldn't sell it to him, cause it is my first completed... But now he wants me to make one for him... He may like the log cabin once it is done.. He wants a custom color one for his bed... He is my Martha Stewart !! lol... He is very talented in Autobody...
    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    What ever you do, do not sell your self short. It is unfortunate that many people do not realize the skill level and the cost of the fabric that is involved. I take my car to a mechanic and I expect to pay for their skills. I do not cheapen myself and give discount rates and neither should you. It is hard to sell your goods at a craft fair. You are selling your "Art". You are not selling a few rags that you have sewn together to make a buck. At the same time, do not plan to get rich or retire.

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    A lot depends on the area where the fair is being held. What sells well in one area won't in another :D:D:D

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    location and venue is the decider- some areas people expect to pay a bit-
    other areas a person would look at a queen size quilt and snub it if it was over $50 walking away saying- i can get that at walmart for half that...
    i sold a few quilts (my mom sold a few of my quilts) when she had a booth at the local festivals- the people who bought the quilts never questioned the prices- the people who have no idea-and can not imagine- looked, even ooohed and ahhhed- and walked away.

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    I used to do the craft show circuit and found that most people will by smaller items or they will try to talk you out of your pattern. If you don't give or sell them your pattern, they will stand back and take a picture or even try to draw out a pattern while standing there. Keep in mind that whatever "unique" item you may have this year will be everybody's "unique" item next year.

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