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Message Board > Quilters' Corner > What to charge for wall hanging size quilt? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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What to charge for wall hanging size quilt?
Chaulkboard wall hanging quilt what is reasonable?
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Date: 7/21/12 5:03 PM

I am making a few wall hanging quilts with chaulkboard fabric that will hang on the wall with large loops & also be taken with the clients so it will be rolled up with ties too. I am using some of my stash fabric, purchased the chaulkboard fabric at JoAnn's fabric , $5.99 yard, each one takes almost a yard, I purchased the quilt batting on sale crib size I am using low loft & thread. ..... I just started cutting the fabric & the first one is due on Wednesday with another due by next Friday. I do not want to over charge as the clients do not have much spending money ... but yet I feel I should be charging a little for my time, going to buy the things needed, needles for use with this particular project. ......
What do you think? .... It has been a long time since I have made a quilt project for anyone & last time the person never did pay me.... I am sure this will be okay as prior arrangements have been made.
Thanks so very much! .....

Also I do not like having deadlines like this. It is making me feel nervous... .... I do not know why it just does. And what if they do not like them...?? .....

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Date: 7/22/12 3:10 PM

Well it is going much better than I had imagined! I am so pleased & very happy with my Janome 2212 (Bogie) for sewing so very nicely & happily along . .... I do not know why I was so nervous about the Wednesday deadline... I think I can do it ....

No ideas on pricing yet ....???.... I will have to ask DH what he thinks .... though I know he wants to GIVE them to the clients....sigh!...

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Date: 7/22/12 4:36 PM

I would at least estimate what your cost would have been for materials had you bought everything (rather than used your stash) then add something. It is reasonable to ask something. Time isn't free and quilting takes considerable time.

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Date: 7/22/12 6:49 PM

That was always the hardest thing for me to decide, how much to charge.

I never felt like I could charge for my time like I wanted to, the people I made costumes for would not have been able to pay it and I would have been stuck with a huge dance bill for my kids and no way to pay it. I know of other dance studios in much more affluent areas that could charge 3 times the $$ for costumes that our studio did, their families could pay the prices.

So honestly I don't even know where to begin coming up with a fair price. Well begin with the cost to make it, but on top of that, I don't know.

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Date: 7/22/12 8:09 PM

Do not underestimate the value of your time. I would start with a minimum of materials plus $15/hour

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Date: 7/23/12 8:13 AM

I showed DH the initial pink one that is about half complete... he is pleased! Oh I am very glad of that. Now I can finish adding boarders & then quilt it. The chalkboard fabric is not quilted as it is actually used as chalkboard so the quilting part will not take nearly as long as making a quilt for a bed does. I still need to make the ties & hanging loops also for this one.

I got the fabrics for the next one already cut out & pinned the first border in place last night.

Does $35 each seem too steep? .... I would charge more for others but I know these clients are on a limited budget ... I think this would recoop the cost of my materials.

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Date: 7/26/12 10:47 PM

Yipee !!! I just finished chalkboard wallhanging quilt #2! So I did indeed reach my deadlines for this project.
I have decided after talking with DH to charge $35 each. If they were not on limited income I think I may have charged a little more but I know what it is like to be low income & am very hopeful they will get allot of use out the items....

Thanks everyone for all the input....

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Date: 7/28/12 8:02 AM

The first chalkboard quilt is now in the hands of client # 1 & she really likes it! I am so glad. I was told it is really liked & put into use right away. ...$35 is a good price for this individual as well. Very happy about this.

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Date: 7/28/12 11:39 AM

Sounds like you made up your mind without our input.

Double the cost of materials can sometimes be enough. However, time has to be considered.

If you spend $20 on materials and spend 12 hours making it, then your time is worth $1.25 @ hr. That would not cover service for the machine!

In other words, you have donated your time and machine.

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