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Thread: What should I charge?

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    I have been hired to quilt 2 queen tops. Nothing fancy, just basic stitch in the ditch and then bind both. My dilema is that the lady who hired me is the mother in law of my sister in law so there is the family "thing". She doesn't expect me to cut my prices, but I know I will get a lot of repeat business from her and she will refer me to her quilting group so I want to give her a good deal. What would be a good price to charge her? I am thinking around $65 per quilt. Too much or not enough?? What does everyone else think or charge?

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    I think that's low. I don't know what a fair price would be, but you need to consider the time you will spend on finishing the quilts. Will you do hand sewn binding?

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    I will attach it by machine then finish it by hand.

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    That seems a little low to me, too.

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    sounds like that is a low price

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    Sounds low to me. The problem you will have is the repeat business will expect the low price to continue. If you get a ton of business and don't have time to do anything else, how much would you want to get for them? We change our mind quickly when it is a business instead of fun. When it becomes work, it becomes an issue of ...I won't do it for less than....

    Good luck!

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    If you are going to do basic quilting, nothing fancy, go for something like a penny a square inch. The binding extra, so much per running inch. A friend does basic quilting for me for a penny an inch. I feel that is fair, and something I can afford. Good luck!

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    In my area that would be very low for SID and binding.

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    My prices start out at .015 per square in. and goes up from there and you have a low price to me...

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    I was charged for over all pattern machine quilting .04/inch
    A queen size quilt is roughly 60x80 which is at least $192... I wouldn't charge less that $100

    this might help too.
    http://www.cascadequilting.net/sizechart.htm

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