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Thread: How much would you charge for an applique quilt like this in queen size?

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    Edie - Your work is outstanding and if obsessiveness is responsible then so be it.
    Batiks that are not on sale are $10 to $11 in my area [Boston, MS]. You have already made one of these quilts so the reward of doing it for the first time
    won't be there, and it may feel more like a job to you. I would never take a job for $3.84/hr unless I were starving.
    I looked at what Caryl Bryer Fallert charges for her quilts at Bryerpatch Studios and her prices range from $1600 for a log cabin variant up to $9000 and more for some of her really intricate pieces. She also does not offer shams.
    I could not afford to spend that much on what is basically bedding, but your customer might be in a better financial position.
    Give her a "quote" with a breakdown of fabric costs, time/leaf appliqué,
    long-arm costs, etc. and then go for a high-end price, $1500 or more.
    Negotiate with her so that if you do come down at all, she will feel that you
    treated her with honesty and fairness. That is what most contractors do, and
    then everyone feels that their issues have been dealt with. - Judy

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    In my area at least $1000.....probably more with the batiks and being appliqued.
    I have not seen one like this for sale, $500 way low. Your color choices and level
    of expertise make it worth more also. I am not sure I could part with it when done!! I just love it!

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    OMG! this is just spectacular! I agree with the 1200. Just tell her before you start to be sure she wants it for that.

    Again, WOW!

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    You have to consider the cost of the materials. Then charge 4 times that amount. Then if you are going to LA add those charges. Then add the charges that are usually charged for binding. Add it up and see if you are happy with that amount.
    Just my opinion.

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    $1500.00 and get half before you begin....

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    Another beautiful creation, Eddie! I vote for $1200 at least and those pillow shams are extra $$. Keep a log book of the quilts you are selling and the amount of fabrics, pattern, (easy or lots of pieces) and work that went into them and price future projects accordingly. Let the client know up front what the price is. I always love seeing your quilts, great artist.

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    I concur with this response. In the end though it's how much did it cost you in materials and how much time did you spend. Add up the cost of materials plus how much your willing to sell your time for and that's your price. Esty listings are a good place to check to see what range your price is in.
    Quote Originally Posted by jamannix
    Edie - Your work is outstanding and if obsessiveness is responsible then so be it.
    Batiks that are not on sale are $10 to $11 in my area [Boston, MS]. You have already made one of these quilts so the reward of doing it for the first time
    won't be there, and it may feel more like a job to you. I would never take a job for $3.84/hr unless I were starving.
    I looked at what Caryl Bryer Fallert charges for her quilts at Bryerpatch Studios and her prices range from $1600 for a log cabin variant up to $9000 and more for some of her really intricate pieces. She also does not offer shams.
    I could not afford to spend that much on what is basically bedding, but your customer might be in a better financial position.
    Give her a "quote" with a breakdown of fabric costs, time/leaf appliqué,
    long-arm costs, etc. and then go for a high-end price, $1500 or more.
    Negotiate with her so that if you do come down at all, she will feel that you
    treated her with honesty and fairness. That is what most contractors do, and
    then everyone feels that their issues have been dealt with. - Judy

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    It's lovely, both the applique and quilting. A really fine job. As to price. You probably won't get what it's worth, even at $1200. With such labor intensive projects that is usually the case. I like $1200. You can always negotiate down, but can't go up. Perhaps it's better to start at $1500.

    However, ASK the buyer what they are ready to pay, before you set a price. You may be surprised. My attorney DH always did this and usually got a high number, as people are not willing to low ball you.

    Good luck

    Sandy

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    $1200.00 isn't too high for that quilt. Not including your materials, and quilting? After all that will be someone's heirloom. Your work is beautiful!!!!!!!!!

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    This is a beautiful quilt. This is a unique, custom item and I think $1200.00 is reasonable for the quilt, then add $100.00 each for the shams, for a total of $1400. Good luck, and please let us know how it goes!!

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    I made a lap size quilt for an auction and since I didn't know what to tell them it was worth, I took it to the quilt store and discussed it with the owner who has been quilting for years and sells alot of quilts. She said in our area it was worth between $325 and $350. You might want to talk with professionals in your area as different areas can sell things at different prices.

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    You sure do beautiful work. I am in awe. ♥

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    that is awesome-easily worth a $1000 or more

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    These are tough times both for the piecer and the machine quilter. We still want to ply our art, but when you are looking at job lay offs, and a general negative economy we all need to find a way to meet in the middle. I would tell her what it "would cost" then ask what she can "afford". Meeting in the middle is always a good place.

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    At least 1299.00, There is a lot of work in that quilt. Do not make the mistake of underpricing yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickie612
    At least 1299.00, There is a lot of work in that quilt. Do not make the mistake of underpricing yourself.
    Or the other side--if you are not really excited about making this quilt for your friend, you can always price yourself out of a job. Which way you look at it depends on how you feel about making the quilt and shams in the first place.

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    Stunning!!!! And since they ordered it you don't have to worry about attracting a buyer. So if money is not an issue for them then charge what you want. Maybe to help you, you could count your hours and decide what your time is worth then add cost of materials times no less than 2. See what that comes out to then round up. Remember do not devalue yourself or others will too.

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    That is beautiful....priceless

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    Eddie, I love your quilt and I would charge plenty!!!People have no idea of the labor that is involved. You have a great eye for color.

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    That is such a gorgeous quilt, I say fabric costs, long arming costs, then maybe come up with an hourly rate and calculate depending on how many hours are spent on the project

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    Your work is stunning! As a textile artist, you deserve to be compensated well for the work. You already estimated the cost of supplies & approx hours you'll have invested; how much per hour would you expect to be paid at employment in any other field? Doing a commissioned piece is expensive - charge a sufficient price to make it worth your time; otherwise, why do it at all? I could not afford a purchased quilt of this caliber, but clients who ask for a specific piece of art should be willing to pay compensatory prices for the piece created. Offer them a price worthy of your skill.

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    It really depends on where you live and what the cost of living range is. I live in the Thumb of Michigan and what sells for $500 here, would sell for double that or more in the Detroit area. And probably more in another State, or maybe less.

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    Eddie, wonderful fabrics, expert piecing, exquiste appliquing and fantastic quilting equal beautiful quilt. I have no independent suggestions regarding quilting prices but would side with the $1,500 (for queen quilt and two shams) or more.

    I have a question about the applique and quilting on your lap size quilt. Did you applique after the top was fully pieced or were you able to applique some as the blocks were made? Also, it appears to be raw edge applique with fusible and blanket stitch - - is that correct? And, finally did you do the details within the leaves as part of appliqueing the leaves on or as part of your free motion quilting?

    Again, wonderful quilt. Lucky customer to get some of your beautifully executed art.

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    Thank you all for the kind words and opinions. Much appreciated. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by PWinston
    I have a question about the applique and quilting on your lap size quilt. Did you applique after the top was fully pieced or were you able to applique some as the blocks were made? Also, it appears to be raw edge applique with fusible and blanket stitch - - is that correct? And, finally did you do the details within the leaves as part of appliqueing the leaves on or as part of your free motion quilting?
    Yes, I appliqued after the top was completed. I think, though, that for any size larger than this lap that I would instead do it in section, (such as quarters), and then join those appliqued quarters together to form one large top and applique more leaves along the joined sections.

    And yes, raw edge fused applique with a machine blanket stitch.

    I did the detail vein quilting in the leaves while it was on the longarm by free-handing them with the longarm.

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    WOW you do beautiful work. It should be worth a lot of
    green stuff.

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