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Would you pay $5 for a quilt raffle ticket?

Old 10-06-2011, 04:49 PM
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I didn't read all the responses so I hope I am not being redundant but... when I was an uninformed consumer (ie. before I started to quilt), I was more impressed with a quilt or other items when there was a well written description of it.

For example, queen sized charm quilt using the tumbling blocks pattern. Constructed with 750 different pieces of high quality fabric. 100% cotton and machine quilted with curly loops and feathers. 75 hours of love and labor to construct this custom quilt. Can be displayed on a wall, draped on corner of sofa or used to warm a full or queen sized bed.

You can also add the name of the fabric collection you used. Think about how paint companies name their paint colors instead of just numbering them. sometimes we are drawn to the name of something. I painted my walls a decade ago and still remember the color is "filtered sunlight."

Type the description using a large decorative font, too.

Good luck with your raffle.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:04 PM
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If I loved the quilt I'd pay five, if the cause was something I strongly supported I'd buy several. I think if they are going to be sold to the general public the three for $5. sounds right. If it's just to your group and people from your church, they are going to donate a certain amount and the price of the ticket isn't important.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:07 PM
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My quilting group just made a quilt for a fund raiser. We sold the tickets for $1 a piece or 10 for $5... our thought, we wanted to get at least $5 if possible. Anyone will spend $1 for a ticket, but if you can get twice as many for $5, almost everyone will spend a least $5. It worked out really well, we make over $1000! It's not about how many tickets you sell, it's about how you can make the most money!
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:17 PM
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I would pay 5 in a heartbeat. Any time our Church raffles a quilt, I'm always willing to pay whatever. It's for a good cause .
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:23 PM
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I would and will if that is possiable. Just let me know.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:25 PM
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I think $5 a ticket is way too high. I personally wouldn't pay that much unless the quilt was my ultimate dream quilt.

Last year there was a benefit for a friend of ours who was battling throat cancer. There was a raffle. It was something like 1 for $2 and 3 for $5. But the one thing I remember was that for $20 you could get a strip of tickets as long as your armspan. I saw quite a lot of people going for the armspan worth of tickets rather than putting out $5 for three tickets. I saw families where each member was putting out $20...that's $100 right there for a family of five. Obviously the $20 was the better deal and people thought it would up their odds at winning because they got more tickets out of it.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:31 PM
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Absolutely, $5 for achance to win handmade quilt AND have the money go for a good cause is a win win situation.
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Absolutely, $5 for achance to win handmade quilt AND have the money go for a good cause is a win win situation.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Suzanne in VT
I'm in the process of making a queen sized log cabin quilt with all Moda fabrics (Kansas Troubles) to raffle off for a fundraiser.

This will be the only thing raffled off and I am wondering how much to charge per ticket. I know I have bought tickets in the past that were like $2/each or 3 for $5, but am wondering what others out there pay.

This is for a mission trip that my daughter is going on with a group of students from Liberty University. It is expensive and we need to make as much as possible.

Would you pay $5 for a quilt raffle ticket? I'm thinking we could do $5/each or 3 for $10. I know personally I would pay that much for a ticket on a quilt that I loved (and also for a cause that I supported), but don't want to set this price if it is a really bad idea.

Your thoughts?
In some states it's not legal to have personal raffles. You might want to check your state's regulations before you do this.
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Absolutely, and because its a quilt, i would buy more, especially since its help funding a project for someones child, i have done this many times. And I love Log Cabins and here in Illinois that is not to high a price
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