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What is the most amount of money you have put into making a quilt?

Old 01-22-2010, 06:23 AM
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I'm still pretty new at this quilting thing. I am still consistantly amazed at how much money I end up putting into my projects.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:48 AM
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Well, I'm in the process of making a double wedding ring with batiks so I'll keep track and let you know! :D
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:57 AM
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Don't know, and not sure I want to know LOL
I would say it is around at least 150.00 but that is just a guess.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:03 AM
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I buy most of my fabric and supplies on sale and use scraps a lot so it's hard to tell the cost. I enter a quilt once a year in a local quilt show and that quilt usually cost me more to make as I buy all new fabric for it. Once you get a large supply of fabric, books, pattern, and tools, the quilt itself seems to be the least expense.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:09 AM
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I'm sure some people keep track of the cost. But do we really want to know.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by beckyw
I'm sure some people keep track of the cost. But do we really want to know.
NO! And neither does my DH! :shock: :lol:
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:26 AM
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I'm making a quilt, bedskirt, shams and valances. It is over $300- but- it's more than just a quilt. It's my room. And I haven't bought anything in 10 years for that room. The bedspread is from the Salvation Army in the early 90s and the sheets were from my DD at college. So I think it's OK- divide it by the next 10 years and it's about $30 a year- so that makes it feel better. :)
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:37 AM
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My "Danbury" (queen sized)

Top fabrics 116.36
stamps and money orders 2.06
batting 31.80
backing 43.39
thread (about) 4.50
electric (for light, iron, and Singer)- unknown
gasoline - unknown

All told, it looks like close to $200.00 but it is hard to pin down, when trying to factor in things like electric.

Glad I don't own a business.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:48 AM
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I just spent $26 at Joann's yesterday buying halfprice clearance fabric to make Linus Quilts. I figure that was at least the backs for about 12 quilts. I am going to another Joanns today and look for more bargins. By the time I add batting and a top I will probably have about $10 per quilt. Never mind the cost of my machines, upkeep, electricity etc. etc. I always try and do as well anytime I buy fabric. I occasionally pay full price at a real qult shop. Just think of it as theropy. My husband dropped $350 for a set of "used" golf clubs which I believe he has actually played with maybe a dozen times in ten years. He also has a Harley. Enough said.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:59 AM
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I just signed up for one of the the Fat Quarter Shop's block of the month quilts, and by the time I'm done with it, I'll have spent at least $400 on fabric and shipping. I know I've spent at least $150 on each king size quilt I've made, and at least $80 on a small (but intricate) wallhanging.

And yeah, if you want to compare with the 'other half'... he has two airsoft rifles (at least $300 each), paintball stuff ($800 min), motorcycle, RC truck (also about $800), and the list goes on. At least what I spend money on *everyone* gets to appreciate!
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