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Thread: How Much To Ask?

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    Ok, when I made this quilt, I had no intention on selling it so I didn't keep track of hours, etc. but now I would like to sell it and don't have a clue what to ask. All the fabric is Marrakesh by Blank Textiles and the backing is just good muslin. It was machine pieced and quilted on my mid-arm with a basic meander pattern. It is a King Size. Any ideas what to ask for it?

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    PS-The pics were before I quilted it.
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    beautiful, I wouldn't have an idea on price

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    It's beauriful.

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    I don't know about pricing it but it's beautiful.

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    Beautiful quilt

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    That's really a nice quilt - I would think those colors make it appealing to a pretty large group of customers.

    The general formula for pricing (the last time I worked as a professional crafter or artist) was 2 or 2.5 times the cost of materials plus $8-10/hr.

    $8/hr was a pretty good wage back in the 70's and 80's - it's only a little above minimum wage now, isn't it? You'd probably want to adjust that upward.

    I don't have any idea how much people charge for quilts - having spent the last few years working at it, I think it should be a LOT. ;) But, in this economy, you don't want to price yourself out of the realm of possibility, either.

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    I have seen quilts like this priced at $300.00 or more. Btw it's a georgious quilt.

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    What about one of those bidding wars on e-bay. I don't know much about it but I've heard people talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    What about one of those bidding wars on e-bay. I don't know much about it but I've heard people talk.
    Sounds like a good idea, tho I've nover bought or sold that way.
    I agree that $300 should be the MINIMUM starting bid. Those quilts made in the Orient for big chain stores sell for that much or more!

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    You should check around on etsy to see if you can find a quilt similar to it with quilting like yours. That's how I like to price the things that I make that are for sale. I don't keep track of how much time is in anything.

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    I just made one for my cousin who commissioned me to make her an oversized quilt. I used the square in a square pattern. She gladly paid me $400.00 and absolutely loves it.
    Good luck!
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    What a beauty!!! And Cori, so is your cousins!!
    As for the first one I'd say quite a bit MORE than 300.00!!

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    Ive seen quilts go as high as $800 and well over $1000 for hand quilted. However there has to be a demand for it. Some buyers know their worth and others (non quilters) think its just pretty but not 800 dollars pretty..

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    Or you could look back at this topic for an idea.:D

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-62845-1.htm

    Jan in VA

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    all the cost of your fabrics, batting, backing. thread too.
    then maybe hours spent working on it. depending on who you are selling to and how much you think they would pay, $200.00 to $400.00 at least.

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    The quilt is spectacular! Quilts of that caliber are priced anywhere from $800 to $1500 at a local quilt show. It depends upon how badly you want to sell it!

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    Afraid I haven't a clue as to pricing but I can tell you it's a beautiful quilt. Good luck.

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    Put it up for sale for the price you feel good about. If it doesn't sell you can always lower the price. Good luck

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    What a beautiful quilt. Love the colours.

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    It's a beautiful quilt. It's king size and I don't think I'd take less than $500 for it, if it were mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    What about one of those bidding wars on e-bay. I don't know much about it but I've heard people talk.
    don't go the ebay route. you won't get the price you want. People(me included) look for lower prices.

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    3 Times the cost of Materials is what I've been told. :lol:

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    Its beautiful!

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    First of all,howmuch were the supplies? You want to at least recoup that. Secondly, once you set a price for a king size quilt too low, you are sort of stuck.If it were me, I'd add at least t$300 to the cost of supplies. If you want to sell any more quilts,I'd want to make money,not do people a favor!

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    What is your time and talent worth? How much do YOU want for it? These are the most important questions. I sell my stuff on Artfire and had the hardest time at first coming up with prices. Now I just go with my gut. Some of my friends think I ask too much. They are not quilters. People who understand what is involved know that I charge too little. I charge $180 - $275 for hand quilted baby quilts, for example. Then you have to have patience, and great respect for your beautiful product. Good luck to you!

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