Thursday, July 15, 2010

Feedback Please

I could really use some feedback and am asking all my favorite quilting bloggers this question. If you were not a quilter and wanted to purchase this quilt...how much would you be willing to pay for it? As quilters we know the value of good quality fabrics such as Moda that I used, we too know the hours spent in not only piecing the top but quilting and binding the quilt. So I ask the question of value. One reason I ask is because I am considering selling some quilts soon. But not this one! This one can be yours!

Yes, you read correctly. I'm having a giveaway! It has been two years of blogging for me and I've really enjoyed getting to know so many of you. If I could I'd whip something up for each of you I would. So here is the deal to be in the giveaway tell me honestly what you think this quilt would sell for? I want a dollar amount and no beating around the bush. If you walked into a consignment shop, tea room or wherever....what would you expect the price tag to read? Also I'm asking that you do not advertise this giveaway. I truly want one of my true blue regular customers or blog friends to win. I'll let the winner know by next Tuesday evening.

Also thought I'd share with you a little wool picture I made recently. Mind you...not mine to keep. ******* you have a surprise heading your way!

172 comments:

Sherri said...

As a quilter, it's so hard to answer this question, because, like you said, we know the value of the fabric, and especially time that goes into this. But I would recommend you look on Etsy to see what quilts have sold for...I know people do sell quilts there...

miniaturequilter said...

It's hard to imagine not being a quilter and picking a price. Most non-quilters do not appreciate the time and cost involved, they just see the quilt top and forget the cost of the backing, binding, and batting. So depending on size, (guessing it's a smallish quilt about 40x40) I would think you could get $125-160.You could comare your price to whats on etsy (although most are not as nicely quilted so you could get more)It's beautiful and so is your quilting, I hope you are able to get what your quilts are truely worth! Best wishes!!!

JenniferSylvie said...

What size is it? It's hard to give an accurate price without knowing the size, but estimating 40X40 (?) lap size quilt, I'd say $75.00 in my area of the country.

Béa said...

I have no idea how many you could get for the quilt, yours are beautifuly quilted.Fabrics and quilting are so expensive here in France ! Best wishes.

Monica said...

When selling a quilt it's sometimes hard to get a good price. Non-quilters do not understand the time and effort that goes into making a quilt and therefor are rarely willing to pay what they're worth.

When I do commissioned quilts I charge my cost x 3. So if you spent $40 in supplies, you could charge somewhere around $120 for the piece. Although if its hand quilted or custom quilted that price could be increased based on the quality and complexity of the work done.

I hope whatever you decide to do turns out successful for you.

Fiesta said...

Mary another good reason why I do not sell my quilts. Unless, you are appealing to people that know about quilts, appreciate the work and know the value of fabrics, handmanship and labor, it is difficult to come up with a price.

Tins and Treasures said...

Hmmm...well, since I don't quilt, I'm thinking you can't put a price on your time and your talent...and if you purchase good quality fabrics...it must be priceless.

My first impression was to suggest over $200.00?

Anyway, it is so beautiful. Have a thoughtful Thursday. ~Natalie

paula, the quilter said...

Non-quilting people would call it a 'blanket' and a smallish blanket sells from $30-75.00. I know, it's not fair. But to get a good ROI (return on investment) you would need to sell to quilters or someone who would value the work. Just my 2¢ worth. *smile*

arlette said...

I'm a quilter, and I really love your piece or art, everything looks perfect on it, I was told, when you're making something you need to multiply you purchase to make the project and multiply X 3, but honestly, your quillt prize's higher than the prize you get if you use the thing I just told you, and also depends on the size. I guess $125 or higher is a good prize of it, I'm stunned, love the colors and the design of it!!!
Happy blogiversary for you!!!, wish many, many to come, and what celebration you're offering us, it's so tempting and adorable!!!

cozy quilter said...

It would depend on the size of the quilt. It is beautiful and I love the quilting you did on it. Is this a schnibble pattern? Your cost X 3 or 4 sounds about right! Please pick me!!!!

Gail in Ontario, Canada

irishgirlsews said...

I love your quilt, especially the colors, did you know that as quilters we are first attracted to a quilt by the color, then design then workmanship?? I would expect to pay 115-125.00 for your quilt.
Wendy

Janet said...

I wonder about the value question too. I make most of my quilts from my stash and would have no idea what the materials cost. I'm guessing more than most non-quilters would want to pay. Your quilts are lovely and your quilting is amazing so my 2 cents is - price them high and see how it goes! :0)

Linda said...

First off, I want to tell you that your quilt is absolutely gorgeous. You did a lot of work and it should be treasured :)

The bad thing is that non-quilters have no idea of the work and money that goes into a handmade quilt. They figure they can buy a cheap knockoff at WalMart for $50, so that's what they think all quilts are worth. I refuse to sell anything handmade because of this mentality. It kills me to say I don't think you could get more than around $75 here in my area.

Denise :) said...

So many have already made the significant point that non-quilters just have no *clue* what goes into making a quilt (blood, sweat, and for me, plenty of tears!) -- But I've seen what quilts go for in say, Cracker Barrel? I'd mark this one for between $150/$175, at least. You might even consider listing it for $200 long enough to mark it down a little (thereby providing a little added incentive to buy) if it wasn't snapped up right away! Hugs! :)

Lynn said...

$60- 90 that's my first off the cuff answer. But then when I think about the fabrics, time spent, the beautiful quilting I think it is worth more. But on the other hand you don't want it too expensive that it doesn't sell. This doesn't seem helpful at all does it?

Debi said...

Although I am a quilter, I think I would pay $125-$150 for it because I do know the quality of the fabric and the labor involved. It is beautiful.

Sara said...

That quilt is very pretty. I would price it around $125. We all know it's worth more than that to someone who quilts.

julieQ said...

I think $200.00. It is beautiful!! How can you part with it...but just know it would have a lovely home at my house!

Peaceful Piecer said...

In my area I would say $100 to $150.... but if I was going to sell a quilt I would check Etsy and ebay to get an idea of pricing.

Cathy Burk said...

I would start at $150, even though we all know it is worth much more than that, considering you time and skills. You probably can't get what you should unless you do it as a commissioned piece with the price settled on up front. Good luck...your work is lovely.

Cathi said...

That is a hard question to answer! I'd say somewhere around $150 to $175. The problem is non-quilters don't have a clue about a quilt's worth. I had a neighbour offer me $60 for a twin-sized quilt. I tried to gently educate her on the cost of materials but all she could focus on were the prices she'd seen on cheap knock-off "quilts" seen in stores.
I agree -- take a look on Etsy and see what kind of prices people are getting for quilts. It might give you a better idea.

Karen said...

Hey Mary,
The answer will depend on which part of the country you're in. Down here, I'd say it would go for $75-$100.

Deb said...

That is a tough one. We as quilters know the value of a quilt, but sometimes people on the outside don't realize it. I would think that you could get $100-$150 - possibly more depending on the area I think. That may even be too low considering the material, batting, your time to piece and the quilting if sent to an outside quilter. I guess what I'm trying to say that if you were to see this in Michigan - in Detroit you would get a lot lower price than you would in other more affluent communities in the area. What might bring $80 in one community might bring $250 in another.

And your giveaway is so generous. I can't believe that you're giving that beauty away.

jilly said...

Selling a quilt is always tough. I believe if one is in it ONLY for the $$ then they may only make "quick" and "easy" quilts, so selling at a lower price would be OK to them...maybe.

I quilt because I love to quilt. Taking fabric and turning it into something beautiful. Personally, unless your Amish or a "famous" quilter, you will never get for your quilt what it is truly worth. I handquilt, and understand even a small quilt I would never get the hours invested. Yes, I do believe you should include your time.

For example, your quilt in question. If your costs were say $120(multiplied by 3), and you spent 6 hours making it, could you really get it now for say $180(if you paid yourself $10 an hour, or more) 6hours=$60, so $120x$60= $180

If not, you will just have to make the decision as I have to just spread the joy. You will ALWAYS have those that will not appreciate your work(sometimes family).

Long comment short...I do it and sell it because its a gift from God and I need and what to share that gift. High profits or not.

Blessings,
Jilly

Terry said...

First off, happy blogiversary! Doesn't the time just fly by when you're blogging? And that quilt is just beautiful! I agree with what so many others have said...check out Etsy or eBay and go from there. That said, I think it would easily sell for $150-$200. Your work is amazing! Thanks for the more than generous giveaway! :0)

Christa said...

I would expect it to be marked at around $100. I don't normally buy them because I make my own...but I know I would pay that much for it if I was looking for one.

It is beautiful.

Andee said...

I would say around 70 dollars..though I am sure it is worth much more, would be hard to get anyone to pay more if they don't know quilting costs. I would love to win this one, I made on eand am giving mine away as a Christmas present!

Strlady said...

If you calculate the expense of the quilt you are looking at around $80 dollars. That is just how much it cost to make (I estimated quilting costs because you quilted it yourself).
You would need to sell it at around $125 - 160 for some earnings. It is dificult to sell a wall hanging for that price to non-quilters but that is a true and fair estimate. I don't think a quilter would quibble with that price.
Happy Blogiversary!!! I love seeing your work so Thanks for bloggins and allowing us to share in your work!

Megan said...

Woohoo!!! Congratulations on your blogiversary! For cost, I know it's a cop-out not nailing down an exact price, but I've been wrestling with the same question. I've been trying to pin down an average cost per sq in. I know it's not a perfect measure, especially if you use pre-cuts vs. solids. Quilts on etsy usually range anywhere from 3-4 cents/sq in all the way up to 10-12 cents/sq in. Hope I didn't just muddy the waters too much by throwing that in there.

Barb said...

Mary, most people do not want to pay fair market value for quilts...that is so sad. So I am saying 75.00 but worth alot more. I sell my baby quilts around here for 50 to 75 dollars and they come to me...I don't go out and solicit. I know your quilts will sell, you do wonderful work.

kimland said...

WOW... Mary, that's a tough question. I think somewhere in the $75-$125 range. I like the 3X the cost thought, would be more than fair! If your doing this on etsy, compare what others are asking. If going to a fair and in person... price it for the market in that area. Sometimes people will pay more if they meet the crafter and can visit. Good luck and let us know what you do come with...formula or whatever! Ohhh and that schnibble is BEAUTIFUL...what a giveaway and a true treasure to the lucky winner! THANK YOU for sharing with us!

Quilt Rat said...

Okay so first of all your work is always fabulous and workmanship plays a big part of what I would pay for any handmade item. Not knowing the size makes it difficult to put a dollar value on it. Pricing it by the square inch is likely your best bet. That way you could "set" a standard for all your future pieces.
What do you think you'd like to get for it? Measure it and work it backwards...then you will have a formula. Also where do you intend to sell them? that will have to be factored in as well.
I know I did not name a $$$$ but I do hope it helps........and I will be crossing my fingers on this one, it is GORGEOUS!!!!

Lori said...

You do not mention the size, which I think is important. I have sold a few quilts at the Sisters Show and my friend just sold three of them. If it is a lap size I'd easily put a price of $150 on it. If someone wants it they'll pay the price to have it!!

Dresden Quilter said...

Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary! It is hard for me to say because fabric here in Canada, costs twice as month. I would think somewhere between $100-150. I like the idea of timing the costs, and checking out etsy is a great idea too.

webmailaddress2 said...

I would estimate around $100. Now that I buy quilting fabric myself, I know the cost that goes into the art. Your quilt is very pretty!

Leslie said...

I agree with many of the earlier comments, size helps price a quilt; but also where you'll be selling it. If it's a small wall hanging, it could be priced for 125.00 in my home town, but 200.00 in the tourist town on the coast, it just depends...

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Skeena Designs said...

Well, fabric is double the price in Canada, as in the USA, so I can not comment on a price for your market area. All I know, is that as far as I am concerned my handmade,excellent materials, sometimes hand quilted,"blankets" are worth a bazillion dollars to me.Ha! - Kim

Wendy said...

Honestly, you're asking a very hard question. Beautiful beyond price as a quilter! If I was a buyer, I'd love to see $75.00 on it so I could see purchasing it. However, if I was selling it, I'd love seeing $125 on the tag so I could afford to do it again. I've been told rule of thumb, add up materials (fabric, thread, batting, etc.) multiple by 40% and there's your figure. Best wishes and luck!

Malmbergs said...

Happy blogiversary to you. I love to read about all the quilts you make. You are braver than me to sell a quilt. I also don't know how to price them and it is hard for me to part with them even when giving them as a gift. I think every one has given you great advise and I am sure you will come up with the amount you feel comfortable with. I am sure it will be snatched up quickly by someone who appreciates the effort you went to.

Good luck!

Cheran said...

My opinion is in line with the others. My initial gut says $140.00-$160.00 range. I recongize it as a schnibble, so I know it should be approx 34" sq. I like the idea of deciding a price for this one and developing a price per sq inch (ppsi) for future use, thus, eliminating this agony on future projects....;-) With all that said, *whew*, Your quilt is simply beautiful. Hope all this helps!

paulette said...

Happy Blogiversary, Mary!! Time flies when you are having fun- and you do have fun!! What a gorgeous quilt!! I would guess that you could sell it for somewhere between $150-200...maybe more?? It is after all a work of art! Take care and Happy Blogging!!
Paulette

sntbosch said...

I would say about $100. But I really like the multiply the cost by 3 equation.
sntbosch@msn.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow that really is a tough question. When I am out at antique shops, I always look at the quilts. I've purchased a couple when they area in the $50-65 range. And the only time that I ever sold a quilt, it was LARGE and it sold for $325.00. So all in all, I think I would agree with most of the commentors that the price range should be around $95-100 for the size of the quilt.

James-Linda said...

Mary,Your quilt turned out so attractive! I just love your color choices+design too! Here in our area of Montana,one would pay about $100 for your quilt.Thanks so for sharing,love,Linda

jldouglas@wispwest.

Loris said...

Lovely quilt there...great, happy colors and pattern. As others have said quilts usually don't sell for what they are worth. I have also seen them on Etsy for about $125.
Happy Blogiversary! It is great fun getting to know you and see all your great quilts :-)

Just Quilts said...

I make custom quiilts for sale. Assuming that this is a lap quilt I would charge between $225-$250. That would cover the cost of quality fabrics, piecing, machine quilting and binding. For a more complicated pattern I would charge more, or a easier pattern I would charge less. If the purchaser is a non-quilter, and wants a blanket, they can go to Wal-Mart or Sears and get one that looks like a quilt. People who want custom quality work will pay for it. That may sould like a strong stance, but I put a lot of work into my quilts and will not compromise to make less than they are worth. I don't have any problem selling my work.

Mandy said...

This is a toughie! I too live in Canada where fabric costs twice as much... thus I buy it from the US and import it lol ;)

I will say that often we can only sell it for what the supplies are worth. Which is sad. But, if you were to use Etsy or another site where people are acknowledging they are getting hand-made/home-made quality goods, you can charge a fair price. I like the idea of cost x3. That seems like a reasonable number... and I think it would be just as fair to charge cost x4 if you long-armed it! The quality of quilting should be taken into consideration.

My guess is that the supplies cost $80 or so... therefore $240-320. I would list it for $220 personally and if it didn't sell in a time-frame I was happy with decrease it by $20. That's if you want to make money off of it.

It does seem like a lot to pay $320 for a table topper/wall hanging but the quality is certainly there :)

Happy blogaversary!

Vicki said...

It is hard to come up with a price and I was talking about this same thing the other day with a friend. We decided that what it cost in fabric and then the price for quilting it and so lets say..it cost $150 for the fabric, $200 for the quilting well you got $350 there now and then of course you have to get something for the time spent in making it so I think to add another $200 is not being unrealistic. I think a total of $550 is a fair price and really depends on the size of the quilt too.
I love the colours and fabrics you used in it and the quilting design is awesome too.
Quilts are future heirlooms and should never be sold cheap as they are a wonderful work or craftsmanship. Of course I would love to win this gorgeous quilt....I love it :) I too think that if someone wants something bad enough then they will find the dollars to pay for that thing. :)

Chris said...

I'm so glad you are starting your 3rd year blogging. I really enjoy visiting your blog. Regarding how to price quilts I also am struggling with that. To me, I don't worry about my time spent making them because I enjoy almost every minute of the process. I do want to get enough to cover the materials, especially if it's a quilt made with new fabric not scraps. I also know with the economy the way it is, quilts will be on the bottom of the list to most buyers. All that said, I wouldn't price it too high. I'm with the ones that said $75-$125.

Carrie P. said...

It is a beautiful quilt but all you make are beautiful. I really don't know how much but maybe you figure out how much you have in materials and then add $50 for your time even though I know that does not cover your time. People don't realize how much time we put into quilts. It looks like you are getting lots of advice so I hope it helps. Thanks for the giveaway. Love the little wool piece. Someone is in for a surprise.

Jan said...

I think it all depends on the location of the sale. We all know that most people do not understand the difference between quilt shop quality fabric and JoAnn's or their grandmother's boxes of fabric they inherited.
So, if you are selling in a quilt shop or antique shop you are going to have people come in that understand the differnce in fabric and the true value (which is not to say they will want to pay the true value for expenses and labor).
If you are selling at a church bazaar, I would be surprised if anyone would pay enough to cover the cost of your material.
I know a lady who made the Creative Thimble's Professional Tote bag for a symphony auction and then thought better of it from past auctions. She ended up giving them a check since she knew no one would pay what she thought it would be worth.
If you are thinking of clearing out some older quilts in good shape, or ones that are not really your style you might consider the advantage of tax write off and donate to a local charity that would let you fill in the amount of the donation. Problem is I think you need to have receipts and not sure that you can claim your labor, wear on machines, etc.

I live in a fairly expensive area, a lot of retirees from CA, OR and the Seattle area and I do not see them paying more than $50 - $70 for a small quilt.

From the prices on shop samples at the quilt shop where I work and others in the area, a bedsized quilt would go for a few hundred. But, they do not go quickly and usually to someone needing a quick gift and they are not too picky about colors, style, etc.

Check Etsy or eBay for price comparisions. And post any quilts you are wanting to sell. Maybe someone out here would be interested. I have always loved your creations.

Cindy, the Original Wheelgirl said...

I have had friends and family say I should sell the quilts I make (and Im not anywhere NEAR as talented as you and others) and don't understand why I don't. Everyone here is right, those who don't quilt do NOT understand its not just the cost of materials, but the time and effort that add to the value of a hand made item. The numbers you are seeing here are about what I would say, between $125 and $150, but depending on how long it took you to make, you could be paying yourself SLAVE wages!! :) It is a lovely quilt, I am so jealous of your quilting talents.

Pat said...

Not knowing the size, but guessing it might be about 36 x 36, I would say you should get between $150 - $200 IF you are selling it to folks who understand what is involved in making a quilt. If your customers are people who shop the big box stores for cheap quilts, GOOD LUCK!!! How wonderful for you to have a giveaway for us...your loyal subjects....er....I mean...your loyal followers!!! LOL Happy Anniversary to you on your blog and may you have MANY more!!!

Suzanne said...

It is a beautiful quilt - I would say if I walked into a store and saw that quilt I would pay about AUS$200. Definitely!

Annie Davis said...

From the hip, I would say in the 100.00 ballpark. However, I'm afraid that when people look at a product like this, they really don't take the labor into account when looking at the price. Personally, I think it would be worth much more!

Karen said...

Non quilters usually do not know the value of a quilt. Probably $100 but they would be happier with $75. If you can get them into a touristy area like the mountain areas not all that far from you, where a customer would see a variety in different shops, probably a good bit more. They would have something to compare them to.

Marcia said...

In our area of Florida, if an individual sold a small quilt would range from $60 to $80 with more complicated patterns and quilting at the top of the range. A friend of my mother's insisted on purchasing one of her large hand-quilted bed-quilts for a special gift to his wife, and paid $100 cash. A top-of-the-line artisan shop (there is a co-op that sells all types of handcrafted items from pottery and wood turnings to fiberarts) sells a queen/king sized quilt machine-quilted for $425. Small art quilt wall hangings (24insquare or smaller) are about $35-45. Modern bed-quilts tend to have higher prices than traditional designs. Besides etsy, check out e-bay for price comparisons. Your quilts are very nice, so your comparables will be at the high end of what you see.

Laurie said...

Years ago ny Mother, in Denver, went to an ART fair; one booth sold quilts. Log Cabin blocks, king and queen size quilts for $1,000. And evidently they sold. So it depends on where you show your quilt. I think your could sell for $175. Good luck. I know some quilters have come up with a per square inch price for their quilts; But I wouldn't know how to figure that out.

Shelley said...

If I were a non-quilter and really wanted that quilt, I would not pay more than $70 for it. Now, I know it's value is much more than that, and it's probably a good thing I quilt because I'm a bargain hunter and want things cheap..LOL! It really does depend on where you live..my area, I would not be able to sell it for more than that amount whether they were a non-quilter or not. Believe me, I've tried!

Winona said...

Very beautiful quilt! As usual your work is gorgeous. I am sorry to say, around here, you would be very lucky to get more than $100. People just won't pay for quality. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Winona

Anne said...

At first blush, I would say $150. That would be a little steep in this area, but it doesn't do to undervalue your work too much. Location and your reputation as a quilter could increase the price as well.

Sandy said...

I have sold a couple of my Schnibbles for $50. BUT, they were sold to people who knew that they were getting a bargain because they are also quilters! I love my quilts because they make me happy, and warm and fuzzy!

I love to see the expression on faces when I give a quilt to a special friend or relative. They know that they are special.

I have been commissioned to make certain quilts and have gotten as much as $500 for a queen size quilt. But that is different story.

Dianne said...

I would say that a reasonable compromise between pricing for a "non-quilter" consumer and an experience quilter would be $75. Enough to cover your supplies for sure, but probably still way cheaper than your time is worth.

Thimbelina said...

Congrats on your blogiversary Mary!
What a beautiful giveaway.... I would guess somewhere in the vicinity of $130 but then it's hard to guess what someone with no knowledge of it's value might estimate.

Shanna said...

i WOULD THINK IN THE 125.00-150.00 RANGE.iT IS VERY PRETTY.

Kim said...

Happy Blogaversary to you, Mary! I started "lurking" not long after you began writing your blog and have enjoyed visiting and becoming your friend. It doesn't seem like it's been as long as two years already! Thanks for the fun posts. I always look forward to seeing what will come next.

Selling quilts. Knowing the quality work that you do, I would say that you can list your quilts in the top price range. With the internet, location should not be an issue where price is concerned. If someone falls in love with one of your quilts they will pay a fair price to make it theirs. It could be that a none quilter who LOVES and appreciates quilts and cannot make their own will pay a fair price to acquire a quilt. You know what happens when you fall in love with a quilt! I'm thinking the cost times three is a good rule of thumb, assuming you use the same pricing as the shops charge for their fabrics and supplies, the cost of quality materials certainly does add up. I wish you much luck and will be happy to recommend your quilts should you decide to begin selling your work.

Anonymous said...

Even though I don't have a blog I read yours faithfully. If that quilt is made the size of the pattern I think it is, you have about $40 just in fabric/batting. Plus your quilting, it could go as low as $80 up to $125, mostly it depends on the wealth in the area.

marie in oregon

Amy said...

I see folks selling their quilts on Etsy anywhere from $100 to $300. Your work is quality and I would think should sell at these prices.

NanaKaren said...

Tough question, but considering your time and use of lovely Moda fabrics, I'd say at least $75. Do visit Etsy for a comparison. Best advice I've heard so far, although I haven't sold any quilts, is not to go too low in price!

Good Luck!

keepitthimble said...

This is a beautiful quilt and you have to consider the time you put into in when thinking of a price. I figure it could sell for between $150 - $200. In the description, you would want to discuss the quilting process so people could really understand all the work that went into it.

Anonymous said...

A friend asked me to knit a vest for her husband for Christmas. She wanted a gray, button-up vest with pockets. I purchased the yarn, knit the vest in several days, sewed on five beautiful black leather buttons and when I delivered it to her, she said $30 should cover everything. Needless to say, I was speechless! The quilt is beautiful and the workmanship is fantastic. I would gladly pay $175 for it. kelley secrest

Cara said...

That is such a hard question. I'm thinking at least $85-100, but it's worth more I know, just with the time put in. The problem is non-quilters don't want to pay anything more than materials, and even that they don't get the difference between cheap Walmart, and something like Moda.

Good Luck selling some!

Mystica said...

I am overseas so that I can only say in my currency - I would say ten thousand rupees which would be approximately a 100 dollars. There is so much work that goes into a quilt that I dont really know whether its enough but thats just my guess.

BTW I live in Sri Lanka and follow you.

Danielle said...

I love your schnibble quilt! I think you could charge around $150... give or take. Happy Blogiversary!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Hi Mary - just checking in! I got your e-mails. I replied to you yesterday, but got your e-mail today that you didn't get it. So, I replied to that one today, but hadn't heard back from you - so I wanted to check to see if you got them - to be sure you got all of the info! Thanks so much!

Darlene said...

Wow, that's a tough question, Mary! You've already received some terrific responses so I probably wouldn't add much. I think checking Etsy is a good idea.

Ann at Prairie Primrose said...

Congratulations on 2 years! I so enjoy your blog and hope you are around for many more years.
That is one tough question, but assuming the size is about 40" square(or so)I would think up to $125 and maybe a bit more.

And that little basket is sweet! Someone will be happy and lucky!

Needled Mom said...

Of course we know that most folks never realize the true value of a quilt like that, Mary. A quilter would definitely pay more because of the fabrics, quilting and love put into it, but I think the layperson would probably pay $75-100. Sad, I know. Non quilters always brag about the great quilts they have gotten for around $40-50, but the hand stitching is (as my grandmother used to call it) "toenail hookers". It is gorgeous and one of my favorite Schnibble patterns this year.

Carol said...

Ok so I'm just a shopper not a quilter, I come to a cute little shop and I see this wonderful quilt and it's for sale. I'm thinking It would be selling for about $100.00. My quilting self would know its worth the price but now I'm pretending I'm not a quilter, I would be thinking that I would be willing to pay $75 to $80.

I really like this quilt and it would be so awesome to have it for my very own. Your a very generous good friend and I'm so glad that I've gotten to know you.

Your wool picture is so cute too.

Ginny Worden said...

That's a tough question, how do we put a price on something we love doing, for if we charge materials and time, people are thinking you are trying to rip them off, and if don't price it so that you feel comfortable you feel you are being ripped off. I have bought many a quilt at a silent auction because I won't see it go for peanuts.So perhaps $75 to $125 is a reasonable price tag. Good luck with your endeavour.

Lizzie said...

It's a hard one isn't it? I can only say what I would be happy to pay for it and I know that I would be happy to pay around the $200 mark (that's Australian dollars)for a lovely quilt like yours.
Happy blogaversary and thanks for the chance to win...
Lizzie
xxx

Michelle said...

Here in New Zealand I would have to say $200 + depending on the size, and by going on what they sell for on TradeMe. My Mum recently told her boss I would make a quilt for her and she was willing to pay for it but when I st down and thought about the fabric cost, the time and whether I would actually enjoy working on something that might not be me, would it be worth it... especially when I have so many other projects I'd like to do!
Happy Blogiversary to you too!

Bari Jo said...

I'm guessing appx 150.00 - wasn't sure the size - guessing large lap size? Would love to know when you start selling your quilts!!!! Would also love to contact you to do some quilting when I get a few tops finished... :O) Bari Jo

W. Latane Barton said...

Not knowing the size it's hard to say but I love the colors, the layout and could see it in my home. So, I'd say I'd pay around $100 for it. Congrats on your continued posting.

Anonymous said...

Lovely quilt! I think the price you get for the quilt depends on the area of the country you live & the economic of the area. I would say that you could get somewhere between $75-$120.

Nancy E

Pat said...

Happy Boggerversary!! If you want to do some good research on the price of your quilt, try going on etsy. There is a quilter from Austalia who sells a lot -- Red Pepper Quilts. Look up he shop & get a feel for what she charges.

Ceamz said...

Hard question. In my neck of the country I would say about $75. It is beautiful! Happy Blogiversary!

busymom said...

Well, the quilt is lovely. I find it so very hard to put a price on something I have made. Sometimes I feel like my time is priceless. I know some shops figure the value of materials(at retail value, not cost) and then triple it,to give them the selling price (1/3=materials, 1/3=time, 1/3=profit). By just looking at your quilt, I would think it should be worth $150, but more or less depending on where you live. To me it looks priceless!

Linda said...

My first thought was $75. As a quilter, I know that is low. I would rather you receive at least $125 for it. Congratulations on your 2-yr anniversary. I enjoy your blog immensely.

Anonymous said...

As an Etsy seller of quilts, I can tell you that quilts usually sell the best by popularity of the fabrics used...not the work involed.:( This quilt has alot of piecing to it, and therefore more work involved so price it according to that.
There are still people out there who appreciate the work and skill involved, not to mention the love that goes into quilting that will pay your asking price. I think it is a personal decision of what to charge for any quilt, because you know your bottom line of cost and also your time. As you can see many people here have different opinions about pricing a quilt, so my best advise to you is, price it for exactly what you want for it and make it enough so that when it DOES sells you won't be sad to see it go and sorry you didn't charge more.
I hope I have been if some kind of help for you.
Cathy

WoolenSails said...

I know there is a rule of thumb for pricing, material costs, hours put into it and then double or triple that, lol. For me, I price by how much I love it;)

I think a good way to decide, is to check out etsy and see what others are asking and what they are actually selling, to see how the market is.

Debbie

StitchinByTheLake said...

If the quilt is in the wallhanging size range (36"x36"?) then where I live you might get $125 in a nice gift shop. More likely though it would only bring about $75. I don't think it's that people aren't willing to pay for quality as much as it is the economic times right now. People seem to be more reluctant to buy and therefore shop more conservatively. blessings, marlene

Susan said...

I would calculate the cost of the fabric and other materials and then add a percentage(whatever you choose) of that total and use that figure as your asking price.

Congratulations on your second year of blogging!

Karen said...

Congrats on the blogaversary! it is always a joy to read your posts.
This one in particular got me thinking because as a quilter we know the price of materials. We usually underestimate our time involvement etc.
The quilting on this little gem is beautifully done...all in all in my neck of the woods a quilt like this one (I'm thinking it is a Schnibble?) would most likely go for around $150. At least that would be my guess.

Sara said...

As a quilter I have to agree with many of the comments about how hard it is to put a value on a quilt. I also believe that more and more people are willing to invest in a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. So my thought is multiply your costs by 3 for calculating a value on your time. You are an artist!

Donna in NE La. said...

Wow, that is a beautiful quilt! I would say $150 to $200. Your quilting is awesome!
Donna in NE La.
kd maine 77 at yahoo dot com

Mimi said...

First of all I would like to say that when I saw your quilt I thought to myself,"That is a stunning piece of work!" Seriously! The colours are beautiful and it really works together well. As for pricing... boy oh boy... I guess that is why I make quilts and give them as gifts, I mean, how can you put a price on doing something you love for someone you love??!! I do know that people do not want to pay what should be paid for good quality work. Hell, they'll put top dollar on crap that they buy at a store and not want to dish it out for 'handmade' - I can't understand that at all!! That bothers me alot. Anyhooo, your quilt is a bit of a mystery because I don't know what size it is but from the detail and quality of fabric I would guesstimate a price range around $180 to $300. Is that what you were thinking... I'd be curious to know.

Quilt and Knit said...

$125-150 Beautiful work!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Boy that is a hard question. I know in my area (IL.) I would not be the least bit surprised to see it for 150-$200. But in other parts of the country, it could be higher or lower. I like the idea of checking oneBay and Etsy and see where they live and their cost. BTW Happy blogiversary!!!!

Sherry said...

Well what a question this is tough I hate tring to think of how much things are. I did like what Quilt Rat said to price it per inch so you will have a system on how to price all your quilts. Also you know how much you charge for doing somone quilt so that will help. Looking at what there all saying and I agree 100 to 150 depending on the size. I'm so lucky all my quilts are for me and my family so I don't have to tink about this at this time. So I'm going to keep my eye on you to see what your going to do. Wish you the best and remeber your work is wonderful but we will never get paid for what it really is worth.Wish you all the best.

Kim said...

You DO ask hard questions, don't you? I've read through what many have said and I really have a hard time believing an unenlightened person would want to spend more than $50 to $75 for a smallish quilt. We see so many "department store quilts" for beds priced at under $100, that I don't think the average person has a realistic idea of the time, effort, and materials that go into making a quilt. Add to that the fact that even many quilters don't know what they could possibly do with a Schnibble-sized quilt and I think that narrows the market even further. I liked the suggestion you look on Etsy for prices though. Good luck and congrats on the blogiversary!

Paula and Mel said...

I have always noted how perfect your quilts are and the quilting on them is wonderful. This quilt is priceless. Whomever would have the good fortune of getting it would cherish it. I would buy it for 150.00. I think it is just beautiful.
Paula S.
Wisconsin

Joyful Quilter said...

I sold one of my tote bags for $40, I wouldn't sell a little quilt like yours for less than ... $120

Susan said...

From the quilts I have seen for sale on websites like Etsy, I would say around $150 would be right. Especially because the quilting was done on the longarm, I think that adds to its value.
Good luck with your new venture!

Stephanie D. said...

I don't know how to answer this. How do you judge it from a non-quilting point of view? And I have never priced quilts in other places.

How big is it? And when I get back to work Saturday night, I'll have some of my non-quilting friends look at it and tell me what they would pay for it, especially if money were no problem.

In the meantime, happy blogiversary!

Mary said...

I agree it is hard to set a price. in the flower shop I worked at it was cost plus 3x the cost of the materials. It is a stunning quilt. as the little woolie picture.

AnnieO said...

Wow, Mary, that is such a beauty! There is lots of my favorite color in that little quilt. Hmm, you ask a hard question. I'm completely torn in how to properly assess a project of this size versus all the work and money that went into crafting it. Very difficult. I would think probably in the range of $85-100 would be what many might consider. What a lucky person it will be who wins it in your giveaway!

SoozeM said...

As a quilter it is hard to imagine being a non-quilter, but I reckon if you were to place it in one of those really posh little shops in an area where you have to swipe you credit card just to walk down the street and where you always feel shabby even wearing your Sunday best you could get $300 if the right buyer walked in and you put a posh enough label on it. I reckon baby quilts in a boutique baby shop would be the way to go, have you seen what some people pay for designer prams etc these days?!?

Quilt Nut said...

oh it's lovely!
i would say around $200.

happy bloversary!

QuiltSue said...

Living in the UK, it is difficult for me to say what you could charge in the US. When I had to send a quilt to the US recently, the company suggested I showed a value of 3x the total cost of materrials, so that might help maybe.

SubeeSews said...

The value would be equal to how much the buyer LOVES the quilt. I would say between $120-150.
If they love it they will buy it.
If they do not sew or quilt they have no clue how much time/energy and cost there is in creating these works of art.
Subee!!!

Carin said...

I think you should see how much fabric you put in the quilt and raise that price with 3 or 4 times. So when you put for 30 dollar in the quilt, you can ask for the finish quilt between 90 - 120 dollar. I would pay that for a that quilt. BTW that quilt is just so beautiful and so great machinequilted. I always hand piece and hand quilt because I always have a fight with my machine LOL, but I just love the way a machine can make a quilt so beautiful.

Kaaren said...

The biggest mistake that we as quilters, artists, crafters, etc. make is selling themselves short...in other words, pricing things too low...in the hopes of a sale. As a result, the general buying public EXPECTS a lower price or a price comparable to the inferior knock offs. Most of their purchases are based on the LOWEST price, not the quality of workmanship or raw materials that went into the item.

I would charge $150 minimum for this quilt, Mary. My attitude has always been that if a person isn't willing to pay what I consider fair market value for something that I've made, I'd rather give it away to someone who I know would appreciate it than someone who will buy it at a lower price, take it home and say, "Look what I bought. What a steal!"

Happy anniversary. I know my life is richer since having you in it.

Wilma NC said...

It's a beautiful quilt. I'm assuming on the size, but I would say 100.00-125.00. Now, let me say that I think it is worth way more than that, but to be realistic, people just will not pay what they are worth. But I think getting any amount of money for something we did for fun is totally worth it. Most of mine I give away....

Shirley said...

Beautiful little quilt. I'd say $80 in my part of the country. Shirley

Sue Tokash said...

It is a beautiful version of Schnibbles State Fair. I think what you can charge and sell is dependent upon the area you live. Also dependent on if you are selling in a live situation or virtual. Sadly, non-quilters do not appreciate or understand the time and value of a quilt. And quilters see a quilt and say "ahhh I can do that, what pattern did you use!" Best Wishes!

ann hermes said...

This quilt should sell for $250. No beating around the bush from me!!

Katie :o) said...

I'm not sure what the size is. But the quilt shop I used to work at would sell queen size quilts (beautifully quilted) for $800-$1200. This shop was in a tourist-oriented town, though, and the customers who bought the quilts could afford the asking price.

Sharon said...

It's hard to put a value on our quilts, because we know the cost and time that goes into each one. I agree with the idea of taking the cost of materials and multiply it times 3. Good luck...your quilts and quilting are amazing!

Heidi said...

Oh my! This is a difficult one to answer. Being a quilter, we know what kind of work goes into them. Now I don't know how large it is for sure but I think you should ask around $125 but knowing how people are you might have to keep it just under $100 to sell in this bad economic time.

I bought an Amish handmade quilt once that was about 40 inches which I only had to pay $35 dollars for.

Sure wish my name was *******...lol. But it is Heidi. :-)

Have a great weekend!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Janet said...

I am guessing the quilt is small(35" x 35") If you put it in a higher end consignment shop or on e-bay I would say a price of 150 to 175 would be fair.

Pam said...

That's a hard question to answer -I think it depends on the size of the quilt, the quality of the materials, your time, the area of the country you live in (if you are selling in a shop) or if you are selling on a website, etsy or blog - how does it compare to others? Sometimes, I think the only quilters who really make money selling quilts are the "arts" quilters or those who take commissions for quilts.

Cindy said...

Who walks into a tea room?
Usually ladies who have time and moeny to spend.

Who walks into a consignment shop? People who hope to find a "catch".

Who goes to Goodwill? People who don't mind hand-me-downs (or are looking for denim like me..LOL).

I think you shouldn't start less than $150.

Susan said...

This question has raised the awareness of value of quality hand made quilts. Very good advice has already been said and I don't feel I could add anything more. But consider this, catalogs like L.L. Bean and places like Cracker Barrel sell quilts that are mass produced at prices that do sell and these albeit are wonderful, a hand made quilt is far far above them. I have enjoyed reading this post with all the comments.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging!
I'd price it anywhere from $80 to $120. It's very pretty!

Rita said...

Happy blogiversary, Mary! I would charge somewhere between $100-
$150. Love the quilt!

quiltermom91 said...

I agree with everyone to check Etsy - people will spend more than you would think there to purchase a handmade item. Your quilts are beautiful as is this one. Not knowing the exact size I would think between $95.00 and $125.00 would be a fair price to ask for a lap quilt or a little smaller. If it is larger then the price would certainly go up. Your giveaway is beautiful and I would love to win it. Laura

Rebecca P said...

Hi Mary, happy anniversary.
One of the hardest things for me is to put a price on my quilts, I doubt myself too much, so I price low.
However if I walked into a store & saw that quilt, I would pay 150.00. It is so pretty, beautiful work.

kelley said...

Like everyone else knowing the price of fabric and time involved, it's tough to give a price without considering those...I'd say no less than $125...that's only from knowing how little wonderful works go for locally and often online...good luck with your selling, your work is so beautiful...maybe starting on the low end can help you get a following...

Rita E said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! What a great question ... it's been interesting reading all the comments. I would say between $125-$150, maybe even more. The quilting is beautiful. I feel as the others that very few folks are willing to pay a fair price for quilts. A lot depends upon the design, the fabrics, and the quilting. Yours are beautiful so I'm sure you can get a good price. It just takes the right buyer!

JayTee said...

I would expect to pay $125 for it. It's beautiful.

Louise SS said...

Don't sell cheap! The only way to get people to understand the value of a quilt is to charge enough!
People don't question the cost of an original painting, I think quilts are just as (or more) valuable and collectible.

Anonymous said...

Lovely quilt, Mary. I have to believe a fair asking price would be $150.00 maybe, a bit more if someone wanted to haggle over the price.

Hugs, my friend!
Sandi

Gloria Yates said...

I enjoy reading your blog and I know what wonderful work you do....I agree with many of the other comments, most non-quilters have no idea what time & $$ go into making a quilt or wallhanging...isn't that sad? I feel $200-$250 is a reasonable price. I'd love to have this piece.

Gloria Y.

SheilaC said...

With all of the gorgeous quilting I am sure you could get around $200 for it.
Unfortunately most people don't realize the amount of work that goes into quilts.

It is beautiful!!

SheilaC

Kristy said...

PRICELESS...that is the true VALUE. However, you want to know what non-quilters would pay. Be sure to label and sign it.....the value goes up. Around here you could probably get $150, but how do you truly put a price on your time and love. I hope a true quilter (Like myself) wins it, as it would be CHERISHED and passed down as it should be. Happy blogaversary!

sue said...

I'd say $75.00 - $100.00. Unless the person really knows the value of a quilt or commissions it - they just don't get it.

Dori said...

What a beautiful quilt. I would say $125.00 but we all know some who would say they would only pay $40 for a "blanket". Dori

Wendy said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! It's always difficult to price a quilt. I know a quilter that did all the bunny hill blocks from last years freebie basket applique and sold it for $160, that's a steal. And her work is beautiful and really nicely done. I would guess about $120. for your quilt, which barely covers the cost of fabrics and quilting.

Allyson said...

I'd say about $125. Just like everyone else....I agree that it's difficult to sell quilts. So few people know or appreciate the true cost of them. This little gem is lovely. What line of fabrics is it? I love the muted bright colors.

And congratulatiosn on two years of blogging! This is wonderful. What a celebration!

Treasa said...

Congratulations on your blogversary. Your quilt is beautiful. I would gladly pay $175 for the quilt. I think that charging x3 the amount of the cost of the quilt is fair. It is custom quilted and quilt shop fabrics all of which are not cheap. I think people that appreciate quality would have no problem paying your asking price.

Quilter Kathy said...

lingler
Happy Blogiversary!
That is a lovely quilt! It's hard to get a sense of the size from the photos, but if it's a table topper size I would guess it could go for around $100 and if it's more of a lap quilt size, maybe $150.

Melody said...

Happy Bloggaversary Mary! Now about the quilt. We all know you do top notch work, art work really. I believe that you should have no trouble selling a forty inch square quilt for $160. I agree with Kaaren's point of view. Do not sell yourself short. I also think that underpricing due to poor economy would only bite you in the pocketbook. The people who would buy a handcrafted item set at the correct value, are who you want for clientele. BTW Etsy is great but I have not seen many quilts or quilted items that are of the same caliber as your work. Best Wishes,
Melody

Susan said...

As a beginner quilter I'd say between $100-$130..though it depends on the area you live in. Good Luck with your new venture.

Michelle said...

As a quilter, it so hard to answer. I would guess $75.00 to $100.00. It's a very pretty quilt.
Good Luck selling quilts.

Brenda said...

Very pretty quilt. I have heard 3 times your cost of materials. I think it might be hard to get a fair price from people that don't know the value of a quilt.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on 200 posts Mary! If it is someone that is out looking for a beautiful quality quilt, no less than $150.

call me crazy said...

You have gotten some great answers Mary! I think it would depend on where you sold it~ a fancy tea room, it should sell for $125 to 150. A bazaar for your church or school would probably cut that price in half. I don't know about etsy. Personally I'd go for the tea room and $140. ;-)

Shakerwood said...

Thank you for entertaining us and "wowing" us with your quilts for 2 years. I won't weigh in on the cost of the quilt because you have so many great responses already. Just wanted to let you know that I have really enjoyed our "talking" and friendship we have made over the past almost two years.

Ann Wight~ said...

Congrats on 2 years of blogging. Love your blog and wish I had discovered it sooner!

$112 for the quilt.

That is what I would expect to receive in the area I live in.

Keep up the good work!

swooze said...

In the areas I have visited I am think $60- $75. I am guessing this because it looks like it is a smaller quilt. The dimensions would help.

Candace said...

Congratulations on your two year bloggiversary, Mary! This blogger has sure enjoyed getting to know you! What an incredible giveaway - the quilt is gorgeous! And you've raised a very interesting question! If it weren't for this economy, I wouldn't hesitate to say $125 is a fair price for your work of art, but because I know other quilters who are attempting to sell their quilts on Etsy and are not selling something similar for around $80, it does pose a dilemma. Mr. Squash once asked me how much I would charge for one of my quilts - as there are countless hours in each one, if I had to say, I would take the cost of materials and mark it up at least 50% or more. On the other hand, many of the quilts in Sisters were for sale - something the size of yours and a similar type was selling for around $225 - and LOTS were selling! I hope you get a lot of good feedback on this!
Cheers!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Happy Blogaversary Mary! As for the pricing for that gorgeous Schnibbles.....
I'd say $200 minimum. Your time plus the value of the fabric.

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Mary, I think to be honest, in Australia you could possibly see a tag on it for $80? Even though I would totally disagree with that value, unfortunately people who are not quilters would not realise the time and effort gone into making it and also, the fact that once a fabric range is gone, it can never be replaced. Congratulations on your two years of blogging.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a tough question! And to think like a non-quilter is almost impossible since I've been a quilter almost as long as I was a non-quilter. :)

The price I would pay really depends on a lot of things. Like how much I love the quilt. If I had enough money and I really loved the quilt, I would justify paying as much as $1,000 and maybe more if I could afford it and didn't have a budget. It wouldn't matter to me how much the materials cost or even if the workmanship wasn't quite perfect. If I love it, I love it. And if I couldn't re-create it, then I would pay whatever you were asking for it. Some people collect paintings, others collect figurines, coins, etc. We just happen to collect quilts (and fabric, of course). It's all about what makes us happy. And that quilt makes me happy!

Congratulations on your two-year anniversary. I'm so glad we met through your blog, and I'm happy to call you my friend.

Kim said...

I live in Amish hand quilted tourist country, so a hand quilted quilt is what is really valued. BUT, all quilts go for a good price. I would think you should get 175-190, depending on the size.

Happy blogaversary!

Ariane said...

I think a quilt this size, custom quilted like that, should sell for $140-180. You do an amazing job with your quilts. The quilting is always done so beautifully. So depending on how intricate the piecing is and how intricate the quilting is, you could ask more. A lot of the quilts selling on etsy are very simple. They are not nicely quilted like yours. So, make sure you ask enough for your quilts. Advertise them on your blog as well, then you know that quilters are going to get a look at them. They know what these quilts are worth and are more likely to give you a good price for it. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!!

Sasha said...

Hi Mary! Congratulations on your blogiversary!! I think you are asking the wrong type of people! We all know the value of a schnibble! An ordinary person would look at a quilt that size and ask why? I know because I've been asked that question before- a lot! So in answer to your question- a quilter will pay an awful lot more for your beautiful schnibble than a non quilter, so I guess the question would be who do you want to cater to??? I do like the x3 idea though!

Sandy, Quilt guild president said...

gbetween $75 and $100 would be fair- it depends on the market - urban vs. rural.
Wonder what ebay and etsy quilt brings. Heidi Kaisand has an etsy
store.

jackie said...

It is so true, what will the market support in prices for a quilt. In my area, a quilter would have a difficult time receiving 3x the cost. I wouldn't sell for less simply because as a quilter we know the time & effort put into our projects. I think a price can be set, hold out for the offer you can live with.

Janet said...

How did I miss this post! There must be flies on me. Honestly, I would have thought around $US150. Fabric is expensive in Australia and so is batting. Machine quilting is not cheap either.
Happy blogiversary!!

Mary said...

rIt's a gorgeous quilt - which is so typical of you. It would depend on where you are selling it, but I think since it's fairly small, $75 to $125, is probably what you could get.
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Our guild here in So CA has quilt auctions as well as silent auctions at their quilt show. Using that as a basis for my comment and guessing on the size, I would say you could probably ask somewhere in the ballpark of $60 to $75. People who do not quilt do not realize all the time that goes into making a quilt. People who do quilt sometimes do not want to spend the money because they feel they can make it themselves. I question whether you would ever be fully compensated for your time and materials. You do beautiful work.
Charlotte S. from CA

Donna K. said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! I wouldn't price it less than $125 because I wouldn't want anyone who wasn't willing to pay that to have it! (I get quite attached to my quilts.)

annieb said...

I believe it is worth$150 easy, but most non quilters don't understand the work that goes into a quilt. You have to get paid for your time as well as the cost of materials. I love that quilt!

Jo said...

Well, you asked the million dollar question. In the area where I live, I would say $100. I know that means that your time was worth..about $4 an hour. It's sad but true. I think the only way to make any $ by selling quilts, is to get your fabric wholesale. Happy blogiversary....you're still one of my favorites. LOVE the quilting on the hotcross Schnibble. I am making one right now. In fact, I stopped to read your blog while the iron is heating.

Robin said...

I wish I knew! I have no idea how quilters who sell their work do it. The hours that it takes to create, the cost of quality materials, and all of the heart involved... it's a tough call. Based on what little I've seen out there, the size, and the amount of piecework (and the lovely quilting), I'd say maybe $120-$150. But I really have no clue.

Diane said...

Wow! So many opinions and prices for you to consider. First may I say your workmanship on this and all the quilts your share, is superb. I'm always inspired by what I see on your blog. (thank you)

Low pricing on quilts (and any quality hand made item for that matter) is a BIG peeve of mine and
I agree completely with Kaaren's (from The Painted Quilts)comment. We make a huge mistake in pricing too low to make a sale.
I will give my quilts away before I sell cheap. And frankly every time I look on Etsy for quilt pricing it's WAY too low, in my humble opinion.
If we undervalue our work....so will prospective buyers, it brings everybody down. (getting off the soapbox before I get all worked up!)

I would charge at minimum 3x your costs for materials PLUS your normal long-arming charges for the quilting/binding.

Chris said...

Happy Anniversary! I have been reading your blog about a year. LOVE looking at all your beautiful work!! I would probably sell it for atleast 100 to 125. For those who don't quilt that would be high if they are used to the "walmart" prices but...being a quilter and purchasing quality fabric at my LQS that would be a good price. Nice work!!

Anonymous said...

I am still pretty much a newbie at this craft but I think that if I saw something in the neighborhood of a $225 price tag, I would probably raise my eyebrows but then stop to consider the craftmanship. I don't know the size, so I'm guessing maybe a small to medium size lap quilt and would be sold in a venue where craftmanship was appreciated.

vivian said...

I know I'm late to the party! I got a shock in Savannah, GA last week. I went in to an art consignment shop and a lady was selling queen and king sized quilts (one was a double wedding ring) and the highest priced one was $130! I was shocked! No way can she be making any money! She had put the binding on by machine-but still -that's not a lot of money for a queen size quilt!