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Thread: What is the most amount of money you have put into making a quilt?

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    Member jjtripletmom's Avatar
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    I'm still pretty new at this quilting thing. I am still consistantly amazed at how much money I end up putting into my projects.

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    Well, I'm in the process of making a double wedding ring with batiks so I'll keep track and let you know! :D

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    Don't know, and not sure I want to know LOL
    I would say it is around at least 150.00 but that is just a guess.

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    I buy most of my fabric and supplies on sale and use scraps a lot so it's hard to tell the cost. I enter a quilt once a year in a local quilt show and that quilt usually cost me more to make as I buy all new fabric for it. Once you get a large supply of fabric, books, pattern, and tools, the quilt itself seems to be the least expense.

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    I'm sure some people keep track of the cost. But do we really want to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyw
    I'm sure some people keep track of the cost. But do we really want to know.
    NO! And neither does my DH! :shock: :lol:

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    I'm making a quilt, bedskirt, shams and valances. It is over $300- but- it's more than just a quilt. It's my room. And I haven't bought anything in 10 years for that room. The bedspread is from the Salvation Army in the early 90s and the sheets were from my DD at college. So I think it's OK- divide it by the next 10 years and it's about $30 a year- so that makes it feel better. :)

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    My "Danbury" (queen sized)

    Top fabrics 116.36
    stamps and money orders 2.06
    batting 31.80
    backing 43.39
    thread (about) 4.50
    electric (for light, iron, and Singer)- unknown
    gasoline - unknown

    All told, it looks like close to $200.00 but it is hard to pin down, when trying to factor in things like electric.

    Glad I don't own a business.

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    I just spent $26 at Joann's yesterday buying halfprice clearance fabric to make Linus Quilts. I figure that was at least the backs for about 12 quilts. I am going to another Joanns today and look for more bargins. By the time I add batting and a top I will probably have about $10 per quilt. Never mind the cost of my machines, upkeep, electricity etc. etc. I always try and do as well anytime I buy fabric. I occasionally pay full price at a real qult shop. Just think of it as theropy. My husband dropped $350 for a set of "used" golf clubs which I believe he has actually played with maybe a dozen times in ten years. He also has a Harley. Enough said.

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    I just signed up for one of the the Fat Quarter Shop's block of the month quilts, and by the time I'm done with it, I'll have spent at least $400 on fabric and shipping. I know I've spent at least $150 on each king size quilt I've made, and at least $80 on a small (but intricate) wallhanging.

    And yeah, if you want to compare with the 'other half'... he has two airsoft rifles (at least $300 each), paintball stuff ($800 min), motorcycle, RC truck (also about $800), and the list goes on. At least what I spend money on *everyone* gets to appreciate!

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