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that quilt is outta here!

Old 05-24-2019, 03:22 PM
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I think it was worth 500.00, no more, and am happy with that. Many of the browns were gifted to me.
(I think it was 110X96 ish)

Originally Posted by toogie View Post
Lovely quilt I might add and so many pieces!!! Are all those little bitty squares on the border pieced or is that the fabric?
the quilt is made from 2.5" strips. I forget how but in piecing you end up with extra triangles which go into the final border, very cool, zero waste.
To build it out because I wanted lots of drape, I pieced 1.5" pieces into those other borders.

When I cut down scraps I do them down to 1.5" so they were all already cut, and made from what most would consider throw aways Not at my house, I love doing those little borders. If you have the ability on your computer you can put your fingers on either side of images on the board and stretch them bigger.

Love the bag stories!! thanks for sharing, Sharyn
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:01 PM
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Beautiful quilt and a great story!
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:23 PM
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Your quilt is awesome. The lady got a goo deal. So happy for you.
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:25 AM
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Beautiful quilt. She got a beautiful quilt at a low price for the hours of work.
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:54 PM
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Such talent is a gift! You are a true artist! Seeing this quilt inspires me to want to make a pineapple quilt. I haven't done one in years. I love scrappy quilts. Most of my quilts tend to be scrappy. Funny thing is I don't have a clue how I get all the scraps. . Just beautiful.
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:07 PM
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I loved the quilt and the story! Thanks for sharing and congratulations!
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:21 PM
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It's good your happy with $500. but considering all the small pieces and the size of this quilt, I agree with other's that say she got a steal. Your quilt is gorgeous and I can see why someone would easily pay $500.
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:28 PM
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Congratulations! What a neat validation of your hard work. This quilt is beautiful.

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Old 05-26-2019, 05:51 AM
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I’ve got quilts I wouldn’t sell for 10,000 dollars. There is some seriously overestimation of value in this quilt. The value of anything is what the seller and buyer agree to.

But it offers an opportunity for a serious conversation...
is your idea of value based on the time wasted in 100 UFOs, 10 sewing machines, most never used, 10,000 dollars invested in fabric, your hourly wage where you work, $$ and hours rolled into classes over the years, unrealistic comparisons to national show winners cash awards?

As I sit here and think about it I’ve seen heirloom antique quilts at shows and eBay go for a lot less than $500.00.I have two, one 30.00 and one a 100.00.

this was a free Bonnie Hunter pattern
It took 2 days to cut, 5 days to sew. all 100%happy hours this is where the real value of all my quilts lie, in the making.
The quilting, stunning, was at deep discount because she wasn’t happy with the one she did before it,
It was 100% stash, much of the brown donated, the back stash Well past its pull by date.
It was well used for two years, not stored away offering no pleasure.

So in the aid of lively conversation...pick any of your finished bed quilts and line item it’s value it for us. sentiment doesn’t count.

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Old 05-26-2019, 06:21 AM
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Valuing quilts is such a conundrum, complicated more for me because I am soooooo slow and thus far have been too lazy to keep track of my time on any quilt. But is time spent even the way to value a quilt? I wonder how painter/artists value one of their paintings. By time spent? Not to say that every quilt is a work of art. Do we think of our quilts as art, or craft? I will never make a quilt on commission and will probably never sell a quilt, so the questions are academic for me.
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