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Thread: it seams that 300.00 times 3 is a lot of money to me help me!!!!

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    a friend of a friend wants me to make 3 quilts out of the feed sacks her husbands mother left when she past. to give to the 2 kids when they are older she is coming over today to talk about it. i don't know what to charge? it seams that 300.00 times 3 is a lot of money help me!!!!

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    A friend of a friend - - hmmm --

    Do you WANT to make them?

    Maybe you can teach her how to make them?

    It is a lot - but if you value your time?

    Does this person work outside her home? Do you have any idea how much she makes per hour?

    Make sure you discuss WHY this would cost this much with the person.

    When people see ads for "any size quilt for $39 or $49 or $59 dollars" - that's the price many of them have in mind - and if they supply the fabrics - hey - you should pay THEM for the privilege of working with them.

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    The fact that there are 3 quilts doesn't mean they should be discounted. There's a lot of work that goes into quilts - we all know that! And is the $300 just for the tops? If you're quilting these too, depending on the sizes, this may be too cheap.

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    If you don't value your time and expertise, other people might not either. Don't be afraid to charge a fair price. If she doesn't like it, too bad, she can see if someone else will do it for less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memathomas
    a friend of a friend wants me to make 3 quilts out of the feed sacks her husbands mother left when she past. to give to the 2 kids when they are older she is coming over today to talk about it. i don't know what to charge? it seams that 300.00 times 3 is a lot of money help me!!!!
    How much is your time worth? Can you estimate how many hours you will need to put into each quilt? Divide the price by the number of hours, and you may be amazed at how you are undervaluing your time. Workers at McDuck's accummulate this much money simply by working regular, steady hours at minimum wage. Quilts require skills that many people do not have, so even minimum wage is really too little per hour.

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    i think thats a very fair price - 3 quilts is a lot of work

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    The going rate rule of thumb now is 5 x the cost of supplies. If they have some of the fabric like tee shirts I'd charge per shirt. I think $20 per shirt is what some guild members are charging for a simple tee shirt quilt.

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    i am so grateful the board is here you are all right!! and im just am afraid to over charge i am a checken at hart LOL i guess i know what sticker shock is

    the 3 quilts are from the top to quilting them so i will charge 15.00 for the batting and the backing im not sure what she wants i may have her buy that herself
    OK i get it now i will stand fast if she wants them ok if she doesn't thats OK too!!

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    What is she providing other than the feedsacks? That will make a difference, as well.

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    Just cause you wouldn't pay it doesn't mean someone else wouldn't! You are so worth it.

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    You might want to see the fabric before committing to working with it.

    Some feedsacks are in not-so-good condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    You might want to see the fabric before committing to working with it.

    Some feedsacks are in not-so-good condition.
    Good advice from all here.

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    We know your work is worth it. Let us know the outcome.

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    Don't back down because you feel quilty about charging so much. It is okay to say NO.

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    Yes to all above, do not make the mistakes I , as well as ohters here have made by getting in too deep. The "job" can soon become a burden you will not enjoy.

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    Great advise from everyone. Could not have said it better myself.

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    well the outcome is..............
    i told her 300. each and she took a deep breath and said OK!!
    i told her we could space them out so when she is ready for the next one she could let me know. the feed sacks are in fantastic condition and very nice i will take pictures tomorrow and post them thank you all for your good advice i am glad i have you all to turn to also i have a quilt in process that i am going to post on pictures its the wood puzzle (3D blocks) on a log cabin background.i have been working on this for 2 months.
    memathomas.

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    Good for you!

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    [quote=memathomas]well the outcome is..............
    i told her 300. each and she took a deep breath and said OK!!
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    I think it would be a good idea to space them out like you said, AND get paid for each one before starting the next one. Some folks, and I'm not saying she is one, might just look at the finished quilt, do not like it, and want their fabric back and no payment.

    Ever happen to any of this group? Not me, I'm not that good a quilter, and only do for family and friends, as gifts.

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    Oh my goodness, yes! Half up front and the balance on delivery, right?

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    I just made a quilt using feed sacks and like someone else has said you have to check the material because some will have holes in it and be thin where the orginal stitching was on the sack. Around here some quilts go as high as $500.00 because orginal feed sacks are hard to come by.

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    Sounds like a fun project.......I love the old feedsacks!

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    $300.00 a quilt is a buy for her. Go with it.

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    thanks guys

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    Yeah!!! I am glad she appreciates what you do. I'm going to go to pictures to check out that quilt. Hugs!

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