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Thread: How Much To Ask?

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    Ok, when I made this quilt, I had no intention on selling it so I didn't keep track of hours, etc. but now I would like to sell it and don't have a clue what to ask. All the fabric is Marrakesh by Blank Textiles and the backing is just good muslin. It was machine pieced and quilted on my mid-arm with a basic meander pattern. It is a King Size. Any ideas what to ask for it?

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    PS-The pics were before I quilted it.
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    beautiful, I wouldn't have an idea on price

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    It's beauriful.

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    I don't know about pricing it but it's beautiful.

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    Beautiful quilt

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    That's really a nice quilt - I would think those colors make it appealing to a pretty large group of customers.

    The general formula for pricing (the last time I worked as a professional crafter or artist) was 2 or 2.5 times the cost of materials plus $8-10/hr.

    $8/hr was a pretty good wage back in the 70's and 80's - it's only a little above minimum wage now, isn't it? You'd probably want to adjust that upward.

    I don't have any idea how much people charge for quilts - having spent the last few years working at it, I think it should be a LOT. ;) But, in this economy, you don't want to price yourself out of the realm of possibility, either.

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    I have seen quilts like this priced at $300.00 or more. Btw it's a georgious quilt.

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    What about one of those bidding wars on e-bay. I don't know much about it but I've heard people talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    What about one of those bidding wars on e-bay. I don't know much about it but I've heard people talk.
    Sounds like a good idea, tho I've nover bought or sold that way.
    I agree that $300 should be the MINIMUM starting bid. Those quilts made in the Orient for big chain stores sell for that much or more!

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    You should check around on etsy to see if you can find a quilt similar to it with quilting like yours. That's how I like to price the things that I make that are for sale. I don't keep track of how much time is in anything.

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