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Thread: What to sell for??

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    Junior Member mom2boys's Avatar
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    OK I have this king size scrappy quilt that I made and a friend is wanting really bad. I don't know what to charge her for it? I have no problems selling it to her cause I know she will totally cherish it. She has offered up to $140
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    That seems awfully low unless she's a good enough friend that you only want to cover the costs of materials and not your time. REALLY CUTE quilt; I can see why she wants it!

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    VERY pretty.... good thing my dtr/GDtrs are not on this board...... whew...

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    LOVE your quilt!

    How do you want to value your time and materials? A king size quilt, even using scraps, will have 9 - 12 yards of material; you also have thread, batting, backing and binding. The more seams, the more material in the quilt! Easily more than $100 in materials.

    How about your time? Did you put it together in one day? 8 hours for the $40 remaining from materials - sound fair??

    Do you want to sell other quilts? Setting your price for this one sets you up for your next pieces - undervalue this and you'll have a hard time valuing your future work.

    You can always suggest what the actual costs are, but that she is a wonderful friend and she is constantly helping you with this and that, you could part with it for the $140.

    Sound harsh? I've come to believe that my time is my most valuable commodity.

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    Are you comfortable with the amount she offered you? Is she paying you what she can truly only afford? Do you know in your heart she will love it and cherish it and take care of it and use it and show it off in her home? If you answered yes to all the above I think you can rest assured that it is going to a good home and what more could you truly ask for?

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    I am so sorry to say that but if my friend offered this much i would rather give it free. I would feel insulted. Fabric for a king size with backing and backing costs more than that even cheap fabric...if she is your really close friends and you want to do this for her then go for it and let her know this is below or barely your cost so the word doesn't spread that this is your price..IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg
    That seems awfully low unless she's a good enough friend that you only want to cover the costs of materials and not your time. REALLY CUTE quilt; I can see why she wants it!
    my thoughts too

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    Junior Member mom2boys's Avatar
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    I mostly make lap quilts and donate them. Anything big that I have made I keep for family. I know my friend will LOVE this quilt, when I got done with it I didn't love it or really like it. Truely have no problem with her paying me what the cost of my supplies I'm not to worried about the time since with this one I used it to practice quilting

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    Well then, by all means, go for it! Sounds like it will make you both happy.

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    Have no idea about selling quilts but I just wanted to say I love your quilt! King size...wow!!!

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