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Thread: Evening greetings from Nebraska!

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    Talking Evening greetings from Nebraska!

    I am so glad to have found this site! I am somewhat new to quilting, and am quite obsessed with everything about it. I have made a few nursery bundles and I am being asked to make more to sell. Anyone have ideas on how to estimate cost? I have heard of the cost of materials multiplied by three rule. I am just not sure. One bundle comes with a quilt, quilted bumper, quilted wall hanging, quilted valence, dust ruffle, diaper caddy, diaper bag, curtains, flat sheet, and a fitted sheet. I use patterns from books as well as custom make them. I machine sew, but hand quilt if it is a family member. I have not a single clue how to come up with a price for selling this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Hi from Ohio! It is really hard to price stuff I agree, especially with the economy. I can't help you there, but I am sure someone will.
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    Welcome to the board. I believe the 3 times materials cost is fair and somewhat accurate to price your quilts.

    May I suggest making smaller bundles and then having the expectant parents (and grandparents) have options to add on? Example - basic bundle can be quilt for crib, dust ruffle, bumper pad, and sheets.
    Bundle #2 can be coordinating wall quilt, curtains, diaper caddy.
    Bundle #3 can be to add on a diaper bag. My thought is that the entire listing will be way too expensive all at once - if you are placing the proper value on your items. I also know that when I have made a Professional Tote (similar to a diaper bag in some regards), it took me at least 9 hours to do.
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    That is a smashing idea JenniePenny! Thank you so much! And thanks to everyone for the warm welcome!

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    Welcome from Vermont. Pricing is hard. The first is - the price is what the market will bear- this can vary from county to county, fair to fair, city to city. The second is - you can rarely get a minimum wage for the hours you put in. Knowing all this and still enjoying what you do - you do want to make something over your cost - so add up your materials then add at least 25%. Now look up anything you see that is similar to give you an idea of what the market is for "less than homemade". JenniePennie suggests breaking down in smaller units. This is excellent in this time of tight money. Try the price you come up with on your friends, co-workers etc to see what their reaction is. Remember if you are going to put the items in a shop or on consignment-know what their percentage and always add it onto the price so you do not lose anything.

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I like JennyPenny!s idea for several price range bundles.

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