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

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    Member jjtripletmom's Avatar
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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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm sure some people keep track of the cost. But do we really want to know.

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    Quote 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    i dont price it i just enjoy it i did find a bargain there was a sewing factory that closed down and i bought 97 yaards of light biege material 63 wide for $20.00 a roll of course i bought 2 and bought their thread on 6,000 yard cones for .50 a cone i bought 4 of every color obviously so i geuss you could say i am going to have a lot of neautral backing quilt lol

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    Depending on the cost of the fabric it can vary alot. Of course if you add in the cost of your notions, machine etc. You are paying a fortune for your hobby. I have spent thousands.

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    The joy you feel when making your quilt has to factor in somehow and reduce your cost...don't forget about that. That is one of the first things I bring up when comparing costs of things with DH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisyboo9
    The joy you feel when making your quilt has to factor in somehow and reduce your cost...don't forget about that. That is one of the first things I bring up when comparing costs of things with DH.
    So true! I'll have to tell him that next time... not only do I have the joy of making it, but you have the joy of staying warm in it!

    Why do we compare, anyway? How juvenile are we?!

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    I get everything on sale or clearance. it takes alot of patience for me to wait long enough to collect everything I need this way, but it is soooo worth it to be able to make three or four times as many quilts! I just finished a king size with joann/hobbylobby supplies for around 85$. my baby quilts I can do for around 10$ to 15$

    I LOVE being able to show DH how much money I SAVE and move the focus from the spend over to the REWARDS of making a quilt :) and show him how HAPPY it makes me to be able to enjoy the making of and the giving of such an amazing gift!!!

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    We won't even go there..lol

    My Visa card screams for mercy when we go to Jo Ann's or Hancock Fabrics. Although I did manage to get out of Jo Ann's the other day for less then 10 bucks.

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    I had this terrible habit of never walking out of a quilt shop without fabric. Now I have a room full of fabric (no kidding) and I never kept anything to tell me what a quilt top cost. If I buy now I usually just have to buy the main color yardage. It's the machine quilting that kills me. I love to hand quilt but my fingers don't.

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    I would say an average of $200.00 for a queen if I but new stuff, which I usually do, I don't but much "just because" but try to buy plenty to have 1/2 yd left over for scraps. So top, batt and backing,( I have my own mid arm quilter set up) so I think that's a good average, when I was having them quilted you could add $100.00 for quilting and $20-25 postage.

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    DH recently bought himself his mid-life/retirement crises Corvette that hasn't seen the light of day in months. I guess it doesn't matter what I spend.

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    I would be afraid to know sometimes. I just spent $350 on thread for my long arm! But at times I am thrifty and try to use the left over bits in something new. I mostly do baby quilts or wall hangings, so I average around $100 each.

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    JJTRIPLETMOM - I sure don't want my DH to see this. He never says anything but if he really knew he'd probably have a heart attack. I buy almost all my stuff at the quilt shops: fabric for the quilt top, backing fabric, batting, thread. Then add to that the cost of my sewing machine and cabinet, my quilting books and magazines, and the HQ-16....well, suffice it to say that my hobby ranks right up there with golf or fishing.

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    I give alot of quilts away so...no...I don't keep track of how much it cost.

    I just enjoy it.
    And enjoy smiles that I get from them

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    If I use the fabric from my stash it's free, right? lol

    Honestly, I have no idea, nor do I care. Sometimes I go shopping for a project and buy everything in sight "in case" I want to use it. So factoring in the "what if" fabric makes mine really expensive.

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    depending on the size and how i feel it could be 'free' or it could be the mortgage. LOL! if good batting is on sale, i might buy 6, also backings. if i have a coupon for 50% off, i make copies and spend what i shouldn't. i really never kept track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyw
    I'm sure some people keep track of the cost. But do we really want to know.
    I don't want to know. I rarely buy fabric that I know what I am going to make, I just buy it cause I have to have it.

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