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

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    absolutely gorgeous!

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    all i can say is that it is beautiful!!!

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    An arm and a leg and her firstborn grandchild. That still would not be enough.

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    Pretty quilt! No idea about what to charge though, sorry.

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    I would say between $600.00 and 800. I actually think it is worth more but I am taking into conisderation our economic crisis. Your work is impeccable.

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    Moot point now -------- I for one am glad she decided to go simpler as I didn't feel that this was a quilt that you really wanted to do (no matter what the charge). You'll have fun shopping for fabric with her and she'll get to see (and hopefully understand) what all goes into the making of a beautiful quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    http://www.amishquilter.com/amish-qu...ique-c-74.html
    link to some Amish quilts.... http://www.amishloft.com/amishloft/quilts.html (this site has beautiful quilts)

    Cutting and piecing the Amish quilt together - Labor time 400 to 700 hours to make just one handmade Amish quilt.

    A high quality Amish quilt will usually have between six to eight hand quilted stitches per inch or more than 50,000 stitches throughout the entire quilt, depending on the size
    I think they get the price also because of what it symbols...A different lifestyle.
    Right on Carolaug!....and I noticed the first link even included a drawstring fabric sack to store your quilt...nice touch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I have a customer that I made 3 quilts for them to give as Christmas gifts back in December. Two of them were simple patterned lap size quilts, and the other was a full size rag quilt. She wants me to make them one for their guest room now that will be queen size and like the pics shown below. The quilt shown below is a lap size one that I did and she wants basically one exactly like it, except in queen size (92 x 98) . The leaves are all fused on and machine appliqued using a blanket stitch, and it's all done in batiks. I quilted it on my longarm as the quilting shown. I don't believe money would be an object, but I really have no idea how much to charge for something like this - it is labor intensive because of all the appliqued leaves, but I don't really know what would be reasonable and fair to charge for something like this.

    What do you think?

    Edit to add: She also wants two matching queen pillow shams made to go with it, same design on them as well.

    The quilt is awesome, love the colors, but don't have a clue as to what would be a fair price.

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    That quilt is beautiful. It appears to be very labor intensive. $1200. is not unreasonable. Are YOU up to the task? Then go for it!

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    This is a gorgeous quilt and I would charge no less than $1000.00. If she wants it she will pay for it and see the value. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I think that the word awesome is over used EXCEPT in this case. This is awesome. I think that $1200 is fair, depending on the cost of fabrics in your area, considering the 2 shams in addition to the quilt. Certainly, no less than 4 times the cost of materials PLUS the normal charge for longarm quilting. It also depends on how much you want to do another quilt like this...That is a lot of hand cut leaves and applique. Good Luck to you on getting the best possible amount of $$$ for your beautiful work!

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    The lady wants the quilt, it is an exceptional quilt, labor intensive, I agree with $1200, maybe $1500. She can decide if she wants it after you give her the price. It is not a matter of how much I could or would pay, it is what the quilt is worth.

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    That is truly beautiful..Can't give you a price... material,time spent quilting too. It all adds up..

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    that is the most beautiful leaf quilt I have seen. the pattern is so real looking.the fabric perfect and the quilting outstanding!

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    For the quality of work you do, $3.84 per hour is way, way too cheap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    By my calculations, the fabrics will be about $210. I figure it will take about 30 minutes per leaf, and there will be about 80 leaves on the quilt, and about say 10 on each pillow, so about 100 leaves - so that's 50 hours. Plus the time to make the top itself and then about 30 hours of quilting. So if we say 80 hours, the price that I was thinking of asking comes out to only about $3.84 per hour in labor - I just don't want to sell myself short.

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    No idea on price.....sorry, but the quilt is absolutely gorgeous. Your work is always "perfection"

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    well eddie, thanx for the update, otherwise i would've been wondering what was decided! i can rest easy now.

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    I read somewhere on this board that one should multiply cost of material x 3. It still wouldn't come near to your time involved, but hand crafted items never do.

    Let us know what you decide on, it would help me put a $ figure on any future work I might have to do for sale.
    Thanks.

    Your work is beautiful...love your LA work.

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    I don't have a clue but it is a BEAUTIFUL quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    just thinking...1,400 is more than my Stainless steel stove, my berber carpet in my livingroom, hallway installed and stairway, more than my oak rolltop desk, more than my kitchen table...all hard wood, more than my stainless frig, more than my floors in my kitchen, window installed, my Accuquilt Studio and dies, more than my livingroom set (yes I do buy when all are on sale)...the only thing I can think of that is less ...is my sewing machine...sorry...1,400 is too much for a quilt that only my husband and I would see... (my honest opinion) but there may be people out there that have huge bank accounts...and the only quilt I would hand down...would be one made from a family member. My thought would be...How much would I pay for the quilt...if I was selling one..we can not use the amount of time...sadily that does not count...so I would double the amount of how much I spent on fabric....Nope I would never get rich on quiliting...think I will keep my day job.
    Since when does your labor time not count? When you hire work done on your home or your car, do you not get charged by the hour? I always figure costs on what I need to make per hour... plus materials. If they don't want to pay it, they don't have to hire me.

    I don't think highly skilled craftsmen need to sell themselves or their work short. Especially with all the crap being made in China today, local handmade goods should be at a premium.

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    No idea what you could charge but I have to say, that is one gorgeous quilt. Beautiful quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I have a customer that I made 3 quilts for them to give as Christmas gifts back in December. Two of them were simple patterned lap size quilts, and the other was a full size rag quilt. She wants me to make them one for their guest room now that will be queen size and like the pics shown below. The quilt shown below is a lap size one that I did and she wants basically one exactly like it, except in queen size (92 x 98) . The leaves are all fused on and machine appliqued using a blanket stitch, and it's all done in batiks. I quilted it on my longarm as the quilting shown. I don't believe money would be an object, but I really have no idea how much to charge for something like this - it is labor intensive because of all the appliqued leaves, but I don't really know what would be reasonable and fair to charge for something like this.

    What do you think?

    Edit to add: She also wants two matching queen pillow shams made to go with it, same design on them as well.
    Don;t sell yourself short and be sorry you lost time and money doing it. Quote a fair price for your materials and time. She mayu decided she can't afford it

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    That is just beautiful. For some reason since I became a little older I love fall colors. Not sure what to charge, but don't sell you self short.

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    I don't know but it's outstanding!

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    You said she is a customer. i think I would sit down and explain to her just how much the materials would cost and explain what your estimate of time to do it would be and ask her what she thinks is fair for your labor. I think good communication is the key. I had a friend who was once asked to make a very intricate jacket for a quilt shop owner. Kathy put something like 80 hours into it plus materials and then the woman wanted to pay $30. maybe your customer won't bat an eye at a fair price. Some quilt artists get thousands of dollars for small wall quilts. Do not give your time away.

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