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Thread: Hello I'm MrsM

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    Super Member MrsM's Avatar
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    Hello fellow quilters. I wanted to intoduce myself a bit to you. I first learned to sew and quilt at a quilt camp 10 years ago. I can't believe it has been that long. I am addicted to it now. I love fabrics and the thousands of patterns there are out there. I still feel though, that I am still learning. I am an imperfect quilter. Everthing I make has a bit of me in it. I have made quilts for raffles for various causes and for friends and family. I even sold a few. I have ventured off to placemats, bags, stockings etc.
    My question to you all is this, how do you price your work? I charge for materials but I have a low convidence problem and never know what to charge for my time. I also live in a depressed area. Can you help?
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    Hi, from Washington State. Sorry I can not help with prices.

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    That's okay. Nice to meet you.

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    Welcome from southeastern PA!

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    Its very hard to figure out how to charge for time, but I was told triple the cost of the project, but in your case, depending where you sell it locally you may have to only charge twice the material cost and consider your time what you did not have to pay the therapist for your sewing therapy! hugs

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    Hi from West Virginia. Your work is beautiful and you should be proud. I cannot help you with pricing because I too, live in a depressed area and no one pays what anything is worth here either. I do know that your time is precious and you should be rewarded for the time you put into your quilts. If you charge too little for your quilts, customers will always expect you to price low. Most quilt lovers know that handmade quilts are pricey.In fact, I saw a pieced queen sized top (Very simple pattern) in a gift shop last week that was priced at $199.00. They must have used real gold thread(lol).This shop was in an area that was NOT a touristy place either. Hope this helps. Keep quilting.

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    Welcome from Colorado!!

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    Welcome from Western PA. I love your quilt-beautiful colors.
    I know what you mean about living in a depressed area. Pricing is tricky. Example: I made my friend a laptop bag as a birthday gift. She took it to work and everyone wanted one. I made and sold 14 of them but for only $20.00 each; didn't cover my time at all and I used fabric I had but it wouldn't have covered the price of new fabric. I saw them on Etsy for $40. But--I wouldn't have sold any in this area for $40. What to do? I like to sew and the money I made will pay for (what else?) more fabric so this was a win/win situation for me. It might not work for others or someone who's trying to make a living from their sewing. Sorry this was long-winded.

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!!
    I can't help with the price to charge for your handmade items. Your quilt is Beautiful by the way!!

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    Welcome from Virginia

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    Welcome from Oklahoma!

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    Hi and Welcome.. love the bright colors in your Quilt.

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    Welcome from western New York state! Very nice quilt!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

    Your quilt is beautiful!

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    Welcome from indana!

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    Hi and welcome from Alaska.

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    Hi! Welcome from Minnesota!

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    MrsM, beautiful quilt!! Welcome from Idaho!

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here. I love your quilt.

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    Welcome from Ireland

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    Hello and welcome to the board :D:D:D

    Pricing really varies region to region, and online too. Check out other's prices to get an idea :D

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    Hi from Mass. I agree about pricing, someone told me I could have sold a bag up here in Boston for $80. But in PA where my brother lives I can't see how it would sell at that price. Not that our time is worth less, just what the market supports. My opinion is that things are WAAAAY overpriced here. Beautiful quilt! and welcome to the board.

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    Can't help you with the pricing but WELCOME!! :D

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    Hello, welcome aboard from Georgia. Wow that is a awesome quilt.

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    Hi from Ohio!

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