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Need hlep Pricing quilt from clothing

Old 03-07-2011, 05:20 PM
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What would be a good rate to charge for making a quilt out of someone's old clothing? A very small lady and I have 4 shirts and 3 pair of pants and not sure they will be usable. A lap sized quilt.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:01 PM
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Oh I wouldn't have a clue. But I sure would like to see it when you make it. Good luck and I am sure someone here will be able to help you. :)
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:22 PM
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you can always charge by the hour.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:27 PM
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Depending on the fabrics and if you have to stabilize them(such a t shirt fabric) and the pattern I always get between $150 and $200 for throw size memory quilts and thats bottom line.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:44 PM
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They are cotton shirts not t shirts but but dressy 3 long sleeve and one short. The pants I'm not sure are goig to work. One pair is polyester, one stretch jeans, one heavy khaki and a cordurory jacket.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:10 PM
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I cut out parts for the 7 shirt quilt but didn't read all the directions so I had to change and go a different way. Was too late to do the 10 minute blocks. Will post a pix when I get it done.
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I have some men's shirts I want to turn into a quilt so I am anxious to see how yours turns out.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:15 PM
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The one I am making is from regular clothing and the lady was a size 2 so not a lot in each piece. Here is the top and I am now ready to sandwich, quilt and bind. Still haven't got my mind wrapped a round a price to charge but I do know it was a lot more work than a quilt from yardage fabric. The textures are all so different. I would love to have had 2 more of the big white squares but the blouse just wasn't big enough so had to use another blouse.
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you need to figure out how long it will take you and decide what your time is worth. i charge $20 an hour for sewing when people bring me things to sew for them. when i make quilts for sale they are priced according to cost of materials (all materials used to make a quilt start to finish) and i keep track of my time then i decide on the best price for that quilt
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:42 PM
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it turned out great by the way! i can't wait to see it all done-done! it is a challenge to work with cut up clothing but it is also a great way to get fabulous fabrics you can not find in fabric shops....think about that the next time you are 'browsing' a thrift store :thumbup: now that you've made one --
i love scrap quilts best i think...made from what ever fabric found...
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