Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
What would you charge? >

What would you charge?

What would you charge?

Old 11-09-2008, 09:39 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Roserita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 59
Default

A friend of my daughter's has asked me to make a memory quilt from her deseased father's clothing. The fabrics would be denim, flannel and shirting. I suggested a rag quilt since there would be a mix of fabric. She will pay me for it but I have no idea what to charge. Any suggestions as to the price? It would be a lap or afagan sized. Any suggestion or ideas would be most welcome.

Thank you, Roserita
Roserita is offline  
Old 11-09-2008, 09:57 AM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: MN
Posts: 22,551
Default

Does this person want this to be done as a favor or do you want a fair return for your time and effort?

Not trying to be cynical or snotty here, but - - - -

bearisgray is offline  
Old 11-09-2008, 10:01 AM
  #3  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Roserita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 59
Default

I am sure it is not as a favor, as I don't know her that well.
Roserita is offline  
Old 11-09-2008, 10:29 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 422
Default

I think someone else on here did that exact same thing and ended up having to redo it. :cry:
That's touchy...I wouldn't even go there myself.
auntluc is offline  
Old 11-09-2008, 10:39 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 9,688
Default

One of my student's mom's felt strongly her daughter would survive not seeing me every day (5th grade does end :wink: ) unless she had a quilt made by me. I told her I didn't do orders because there's too much I want to do and I don't do it for the money. But she wore me down. I told her $15 an hour, but I didn't know how long it would take. I told her it wouldn't go over $300. They paid for the flannels, and I kept close track of my hours and it came to $250 or so--but she gave me $300 anyway.

It's just not something I want to do. If something's going to go wrong--you know it'll be when the project is someone else's

Another parent asked, and since she was also a friend, I said "no, but I'll teach you how to make one for your daughter."

Sigh.... I hate saying no, but I'm getting really good at it.

Good luck--go by the hour--give her a cap--and see what she says.
barnbum is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
love to sew
Main
7
02-24-2012 04:13 AM
hcarpanini
Main
81
07-12-2011 08:02 PM
ladygen
Main
13
01-14-2010 04:48 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.