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Thread: Have you ever sold a quilt?

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    If so, how much did it sell for? Just wondering how much such a labor of love sells for :)

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    Yes, several, and for not enough money based on the work that went into them! I won't underprice myself again....

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    I have sold a small quilted wall hanging. I asked and received $20 because that's what I thought was fair. At the very least I received enough to replace my fabric.

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    I've sold a few and am still working out decent pricing. Currently doing a commissioned tshirt quilt and am thinking that the price I gave the lady might not have taken into account my time, but at least the materials will be covered and I'll have learned another lesson.

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    i sold a baby quilt once for $85.00 didn't make much off it most people want for almost nothing.

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    yes, I have sold a few, they were for friends and I just got replacement for fabric and batting. It was fun but not what they could have been worth. They were real simple paterns. This was when I was just staring piecing and quilting. It is just a hobby for me.

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    I've sold a few. One of them I made a bit of money on, but the others nothing close to their true value.

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    Yes, I sold it depending on the size and labor involved. also it depends on if I did it for a friend or some one who contacted me by word of mouth. The cheapest was $175 for a Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Too, made of nine 12 inch squares, sashing and a border. It was not enough but I really enjoyed it as it for a friend. The most was $450 for a large twin made from baby clothes that were send to me. I like doing consignment quilts if I know the people appreciate it. Also I normally buy fabric for it so even if most of the money is spend on the fabric I will most likely still have left over. So I figure I get paid in fabric too.

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    I just keep them if I can't get my supplies and time outta them. Have sold quite a few. Mostly I make them for presents. and quilt other peoples tops for them.

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    I "bartered" 3 about 20 years ago. At a Country Peddlars Show in Fredericksburg, TX about 20 yrs. ago, I met a couple who did beautiful hand carved & painted cedar chests. We got acquainted & after seeing some of my quilts, over the next six months traded 3 quilts (their patterns/colors) for 3 of the chests. I kept one & gave 1 to each of 2 grand dgtrs upon H.S. graduation. Their chests were priced from about $750 up.

    A few years later, I traded 2 commissioned quilts for a hand carved deacons bench & a hand carved gun cabinet from another show. The gun cabinet was for my late hubby & I gave the bench to my dgtr. But for the most part, I just do it for family & my pleasure.

    Not sure vendors now would be that receptive to a 'trade' for their wares.

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    I sold this one at work to a lady for $75.00. i had made it for another co-worker who didn't want it when finished!!
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    Nope give and donate them. Ppl won't pay what their worth!

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    I am currently working on one now. Its a twin, Trip Around The World. Its for a friend. I'm charging her the cost of materials times two. I know its not enough, but that is ok.

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    Here is a link where an award winning quilter, Caryl Bryer Fallert, discusses the subject of pricing our works.

    http://www.bryerpatch.com/faq/marketing.htm

    It is very interesting. Our hard work and talents should not be underpriced!!!

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    I made several of these:

    I sold them for $125 each. I could sell more but got tired of making then. I made them to sell for the children's hospital.

    http://www.simplicity.com/p-2204-crafts.aspx

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    I used to sell quite a few, many years ago before imports flooded the market.

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    I made a quilt a few months ago and posted it on Facebook for my friends and family to see. My aunt saw it and wanted it. She sent me a check for $200.00! I was happy with that.

    I'm currently making a Friendship Star for my cousin to give his sister for christmas. I told him it would probably be under $200 but looks like I underestimated. oh well, it's family

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    I just sold a 42" sq. quilt for $150.00 last week. Someone replied to a Craig's list ad for a hand embroidered doily. When she went to my website to see more that I had, she saw some of my quilts. After a few e-mails back & forth, found she lived 2 streets over from me & could walk to my house. My quilt is now hanging on someone's wall in my neighborhood.

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    yes, many. Several sizes, patterns etc. Sold them from $35 up to $1,500.00!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I made several of these:

    I sold them for $125 each. I could sell more but got tired of making then. I made them to sell for the children's hospital.

    http://www.simplicity.com/p-2204-crafts.aspx
    interesting, I though ALL major pattern companies has explicit Copyrights on their patterns and do not allow you to produce the items for resale?

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    Yes. Political, ironic and crazy quilts can get art prices. Crazy quilts have to be skillfully done but all else can show an amateur hand.

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    I have sold several for $700 to $800, baby crib quilt starts at $125.00, wall hangings $125 and $300.00.

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    I have sold three but only made a bit after re-cooping material costs. Mostly just give away to good friends and family.

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    I have sold a few baby quilts, but I only charged double what the fabric cost. If they paid 40 for the fabric I charged 80.

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    Made one for a "friend?" she paid me $20.00 cause she could buy one at Walmart for that Sold another to a co worker for $120.00 she bought the fabric. Hand Quilted backed and put batting in another for $70.00. All were hand Quilted.

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