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    Senior Member Quilting Grandma's Avatar
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    ? To charge for quilted items

    My DD has ask me to make the "Fabric Boxes" and microwave bowls to be sold at a Girl Scout event. How much should I charge for them. It is a big affair to raise money. Thanks for your help Janice
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    how much did they cost you to make??
    I've seen regular potholders for about $8

    good luck and let us know how you do
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    They are all made out of my scraps and batting cut off a quilt. I don't have a clue as to the cost. I don't want to over price them and not have them sell.
    Happy Quilting Grandma of 15, 3 Greats

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    start off as what you think it might sell as and if not going you can always lower the price!good luck!
    QUILTNMO

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    Do you have a link to the type of fabric box you would be making? I think price would depend a lot on how big they are and what they look like.

    I've read that the microwave bowls can catch fire, so not all venues want to sell them (liability issues?).

    Are these the only two things you could make for the fundraiser? Pinterest shows a lot of additional ideas: http://www.pinterest.com/janissfletc...draiser-items/

    Edit: Also, I have seen where a raffle quilt is often the single biggest-ticket-item for a fund-raiser -- often over $1,000 provided tickets are sold before the event as well as at the event. $1/ticket or 6 tickets for $5 usually works really well. It helps for sellers of tickets to have a good color photo of the quilt to show. Of course, you need to live in a state that allows raffles and abide by whatever state laws govern them.
    Last edited by Prism99; 09-22-2014 at 06:51 PM.

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    Prism99 has a wonderful idea--or the quilt could be displayed in a very good space and ask for bids. Keep them in a hidden type container and open it in front of your audience.
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    JoAnn

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    Don't know if this is a good price or not but I have sold the fabric boxes for $5.00 each regardless of the size.

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    Out here in So CA, I have seen the microwave bowls, not so nicely done, sell for $8,
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. Will let you know how it goes
    Happy Quilting Grandma of 15, 3 Greats

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    I have made & sold many microwave bowls for $8.00 each. I have special orders for them all the time. Just be sure to use 100% cotton fabric & batting. Never got a report of them catching fire so far.

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    We just sold fabric bowls at our church sale and we priced them at $5 each. They seemed to sell fairly well.
    Heather

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