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Thread: How much is it worth?

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    I just finished this quilt. Basically I bought most of the fabric to make dresses for my daughters, a year later when I went to make them the pattern was now to small. So instead I made a toddler quilt. I have no use for this. My options are sell it or donate it. (or the old trusted method of folding it and keeping it in a plastic tub with all the others)
    My church is having a youth auction. I thought about donating it to them, but they need to know a value. And if I decide to sell it, again with that "How much".
    How do you know "how much?"
    Quilt is 53"x53" Ladybugs, hand quilted.
    Fabric ran me about $45ish. The pinks were scaps, the batting (warm and natural) was left over from a larger quilt. So they were not direct out of pocket. Does that matter?
    Any oppionins or advice is much appreciated. Thank you.

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    I would figure out how much you had in materials. All materials, scraps, leftover batting, thread, EVERYTHING. Then I would triple that amount to estimate the "value". Adorable quilt by the way.

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    I would offer to them as a silent auction and suggest that the bidding start in the neighborhood of $50 - $75. The last quilt I donated was raffled off and raised over $1000 for the organization.

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    That's a beautiful quilt!!

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    When I try to gauge the worth of my quilts, I think about what I make hourly at my actual job. THAT's what I would charge if I could bring myself to sell them. I find them rather priceless though.

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    $85.00 if you sell it, $125 if you donate it...(just in case somebody asks you to make them one!)

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    Nice quilt

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    That is so cute!

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    Its adorable!!!!!!!!!

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    Cute quilt!!!

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    it is so cute

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    Min.$250.00 for this size. It is lovely and will go fast because it is a more modern design and colors.

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    Oh, I have no idea on it's worth, except to say it's "priceless"! A fantastic quilt!
    Maureen

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    That is very cute.

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    Its a large throw or lap quilt I would price it at least $150 or more...its sure to get more...its really nice

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    Very cute.

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    It is very pretty. Love the lady bug! I think it depends on the area. I donate to my DD for fund raising functions and sometimes they only bring $50 or 75. I can understand the suggestion of $250 from the DC area, but when you get out of the metro areas, I don't think any item will bring as much.

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