My wife, before she pass away had a good way to illustrate her quilting. Basicly there are 3 types: the dragger, made for kids, etc..., the gift, made for friends, family etc.., and the ehibiter, made to display or put in a quilt show. Within each of these groups you have different levels of quilting: freehand overall pattern the least expensive (1 to 1 and1/2 cents per sq inche), panagrapghs (1 and a half to 2 cents per sq inche, and the freehand, the most expensive (2 to 3 cents per sq inche).
Most draggers went with the overall, becuase they knew that they were going to end up taking a lot of ware. The gift generally used the overall (charity) or panagraph. And finally the exhibitor usually wanted original freehand.
Hope that this helps some,
Great info, Lanny. This will help a lot of people.
Do you quilt???
I love this explanation, I feel the same way on the style of quilting and it helps to explain the pricing too :D:D:D