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    Old 07-21-2011, 03:27 AM
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    Originally Posted by mic-pa
    Average queen size quilt with quilt shop quality fabric would cost between $150. to $200. finished. And as others said, time an labor priceless.
    That's about an average price for a single bed size if you buy everything in Australia.It can be slightly cheaper if you get the fabric on sale at Spotlight.
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    Old 07-21-2011, 03:52 AM
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    Originally Posted by cjtinkle
    Well you didn't mention what size quilt, or if you want quilt shop quality fabric, threads and batting, but let's just say 12 yards of fabric, for the top and the back.

    $132 for fabric.
    $35 for batting.
    $10 for thread (piecing and quilting)

    Your labor? Priceless.
    I agree with this and add 100+ if you pay someone to quilt it for you. My cousin wants one, told her it would be about 300 dollars and thats not including my time
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    Old 07-21-2011, 04:23 AM
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    Originally Posted by Mo_Chride
    Originally Posted by malfromcessnock
    Thanks Mo_Chride and Susie for your help.

    Mo_Chride, a GFG?
    GFG = Grandmother's Flower Garden.

    Many quilters consider doing *something* in this pattern a "Right of Passage". It could just be a table runner or something small, but something.

    This one is made with 1" hexes, hand pieced. It will be Queen sized, with a total of 157 full flowers and 38 half flowers.

    Tara
    Mo_Chride, that's beautiful!
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    Old 07-21-2011, 04:24 AM
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    Originally Posted by quilttiludrop
    For crib size quilts where I go out and buy fabric, it's costing me at least $20 just for fabric. I whipped together a border on a panel (for a crib size quilt) yesterday. It took me one day to piece the border. Today I'll sew the layers together on my long arm machine. Then I will need to sew on the binding. Total: About 3 days.
    quilttiludrop, what is your long arm machine? Tell me a little about it please.
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    Old 07-21-2011, 04:27 AM
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    Originally Posted by lscho4jm
    Do you have second hand shops, yard sales, Goodwill stores, in Austrailia? I am an extremely frugal person, I never pay retail. I would dare say all of my fabric has been purchased between 40% and 90% off.
    lscho4jm, the 40% off I like. Yes we have yard sales here (garage sales) and all the rest, thrift, op shops etc - must check em out. Do you usually go for 100% cotton?
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    Old 07-21-2011, 04:29 AM
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    Originally Posted by jitkaau
    Originally Posted by mic-pa
    Average queen size quilt with quilt shop quality fabric would cost between $150. to $200. finished. And as others said, time an labor priceless.
    That's about an average price for a single bed size if you buy everything in Australia.It can be slightly cheaper if you get the fabric on sale at Spotlight.
    jitkaau, do you recommend Spotlight? Are their cotton fabrics good quality?
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    Old 07-21-2011, 04:31 AM
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    Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl
    Originally Posted by cjtinkle
    Well you didn't mention what size quilt, or if you want quilt shop quality fabric, threads and batting, but let's just say 12 yards of fabric, for the top and the back.

    $132 for fabric.
    $35 for batting.
    $10 for thread (piecing and quilting)

    Your labor? Priceless.
    I agree with this and add 100+ if you pay someone to quilt it for you. My cousin wants one, told her it would be about 300 dollars and thats not including my time
    Dolphyngyrl, lucky cousin!

    Picking up my machine tomorrow. $1000 off atm - better get cracking!
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    Old 07-21-2011, 04:35 AM
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    .,..and don't forget to add in the fee for taking it to a quilt shop to have it "sandwiched" and top stitched...if this is the way you go.
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    ckcowl, I cannot imagine spending $700 on a quilt without the quilting.
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    Old 07-21-2011, 05:01 AM
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    The one my mom is making right now:$160.00 for the top and backing with not many leftovers,$30.00 for batting and the cost of your thread. This is all top quality Asian fabric from LQS. The size is about a full size one. I have spent up to $400.00 just for a block of the month one ( I think they cost more anyways). If you have scraps you could really save a lot.
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