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    Please help me decide quilts worth.

    Hi,

    Posted this picture a while ago but recently been approached by someone wanting to purchase this quilt from me. It is about 55" X 60" and I have no idea how much to charge. The materials cost me about $100. Could anyone give me an idea how much to sell for? Picture of both front and back of quilt. Thank you.
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    Wow thats a nice quilt Both front and back. $200.00 at the least.
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    Nothing less then $200.00 they are both beatiful but loved the first one best. Good luck

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    I agree at least $200. it is a great looking quilt.
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    Make that 4 votes for $200 ... and that was the minimum amount I had in my head before I looked at the other posts. If you can get more ... try!!
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    I would go at least $300-$350. Whoever is interested may come back and want another one made. I think 2-1/2 times the amount of the fabric is good. You could always start at $400 and come down. If you were near Lancaster, Pa., it would be $600-$700. Don't be shy, ask for it.

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    I'm thinking somewhere in the $300 plus range would be fair. How may hours do you figure you have in on making this quilt? Your time is certainly worth more than minimum wage!
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    I find it so difficult to put a price on a quilt. Your quilt is beautiful! I wish you luck in deciding what you should sell it for. The prices listed do not seem outrageous to me but very fair.
    Helen T.

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    Beautiful quilt. As to how much to charge, I have no idea, I have given away lots of quilts.
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    I can't help with the cost but the qilt is gorgeous.

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    Thank you everyone. Didn't make this with the intent to sell. Never sold a quilt so had no idea at all. Not sure I will sell it but maybe will quote $250 and see what happens.
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    I would say $250-$300. It's a beautiful quilt
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    Remember an old home Ec discussion that the cost of fabric and pattern was about 1/3 the value of the finished product, so $300 would be fair, I think. Your time is worth more than you realize, and if you tracked all of the time for planning, cutting, piecing and quilting, not to speak of part of the cost of your machines, supplies, etc, you would be shocked.
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    I don't know how things sell there but I would say $300. That is a lot of work involved.

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    Do you hate to part with it? charge more than $200. Do you really want to make another one and are not attached to this one? see if they will pay $200. Yes, it's worth more but will they pay it?

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    Beautiful quilt. I love the back.
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    My suggestion is that you should charge no less than $350. Do not undersell yourself. Look what some nice comforters are bringing in the high end department stores, and you know that the quality of sewing does not begin to compare with your sewing. If you charge $200, and people hear that, you may get more orders than you want. Charge enough to help cover your materials, time,experience and hidden costs of machine, electricity, thread, etc. It is a beautiful quilt and well worth it.
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    Thank you all so much. You sure do know how to boost a persons confidence. I have no real use for this quilt but I do love it. First one I completely finished myself. I did the FMQ myself on my domestic machine. The pinwheels are 3D and the flowers are yoyos. I even drew up the owl on the back. Haven`t quite made up my mind if I will sell it or not but at least now I can decide on a price to quote for the quilt.
    Women are Angels. And when someone breaks our wings......... we simply continue to fly ........ on a broomstick.
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    I say $300.00!!!! Don't sell yourself short
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    NO less than $300....

    You did a wonderful job - Blood, sweat and time goes into a quilt... don't sell yourself short...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragamuffin View Post
    I would go at least $300-$350. Whoever is interested may come back and want another one made. I think 2-1/2 times the amount of the fabric is good. You could always start at $400 and come

    down. If you were near Lancaster, Pa., it would be $600-$700. Don't be shy, ask for it.
    I think that 2 and a half times the fabric is a VERY fair price. It should be more, but too many people do not realize how much labor goes into making a quilt. I have never kept track of the hours I put in to a quilt. I think I will on the next one I start, It will be interesting to know

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    I would start with the higher amounts and come down a little if needed.

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    The price of a quilt is always too little or too much, I think. You might want to check www.quiltsforsale.com to compare your quilt with others. I was a bit surprised to see what some of the quilts fetched and so many of them are awesome and also many fairly plain. If I'd done your quilt, I'd want $300.

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    I've always heard a good rule of thumb is twice the cost of the fabric. Love your quilt,btw.

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