My mother and I sneaked over to Keepsake Quilting yesterday and there I saw a Sylvia quilt for sale. I THINK the price was $670....but I could be a tad off, but it was something like that.
Would you sell one for this? Jeepers, I can remember working on ONE of those blocks for a day....someday I will finish mine.
Add a 1 to the front and I might consider it.
I sold a few quilts in the mid-late 1980s for $450-$550. My Double Wedding Ring was the highest priced quilt. There is absolutely no way I'd sell any quilt for $670 now.
Well, maybe a kid's quilt that I machine quilted. But those quilts from the '80s were hand quilted as are the quilts I keep for myself. If I were offered $670 for one of my "nice" quilts, I would be highly offended.
I'm not a machine quilting artist so my machine quilting is basically utilitarian. I machine quilt for kids or for people who I know are going to give a quilt heavy use.
Does this hat make my butt look big?
No way! Jaw dropping to ground. I machine quilt baby quilts for gifts and think they are work maaaabe the $30.00 in materials.
I couldn't believe it either. It is the first "Sylvia " I had seen in person, it was lovely and I thought about all that work...I have always thought no one would ever sell one they had made. But, times are tough, maybe there is a mortgage out there that needs to be paid.
I agree with Stiches. Consider the hours spent on that quilt. When I used to do craft shows back in the '80's I had a book that said you should count your materials at full cost and how much time spent times at least minimum wage. That would be what you charged.
Now personally I could not spend that much on a quilt, so I will just have to make one myself!
No way! I just finished my Sylvia (blocks only, top not finished yet) but I know how long I worked to get there and I still have a lot to do before it's finished.
I've seen handmade quilts on the internet selling for as low as $ 40.00
There are lots of them online stating they are homemade and selling for $40.00. I don't know how they could ask that little for them. But I guess there are ways one could get around the high cost of fabric. I was thinking that the other day when I was buying fabric at Goods store in PA. It was on sale for $1.79 and I am sure there are people out there who would sale it for 5 or 6 dollars a yard, especially like on ebay. That is too much trouble for me. I am curious about a Sylvia so I am off to look that up.
I'd be hard pressed to ask only $670 for a Sylvia's Quilt. As has been mentioned the time on each block would shoot the cost skyward even charging just minimum wage rates.
Has me wondering if the quilter knows how to price a quilt. So sad.
Holy mackeral, this person got a bargain! https://www.biddingforgood.com...**.app2?id=143412631
The link did not work for me. Curious to see what you posted. Agree with Paus.
This quilt went for a charity auction for $360.
Wow, that is a stunning quilt. $360?? I'm afraid that would be my last quilt donated. I used to give table runners for the church but just do money as it is more than they get in procedes.
You went to Keepsake????? You probably drove past me. hehe It's ok though, I was busy.
If they got $360.00 for that quilt-it makes me want to throw up!
ey-ye-yi! The time and work it took to make that BEAUTIFUL QUILT! Makes me absolutely sick.
That is exactly the reason I only make quilts for family and friends as gifts.
One of the problems with the value of quilts - and the people who offer $360 for a quilt you've made - would be the made in China quilts that you can buy for $59.99 at Wal-Mart.
I think it's safe to say that MOST non-quilt people who want a quilt want one that matches their color scheme and not really knowing or caring about the quality of fabrics and workmanship.
Does this hat make my butt look big?
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