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From: beaglesews
Date: 12-16-2004, 08:53 PM (1 of 5)
I have been making memory quilts for relatives & now some friends & others are inquiring about me making them some for $$. Most of the ones I've made are 50x60 or crib size. I've been transferring photos on cotton fabric & making the pics 5 x7 on 9x9 blocks. I'm using the Bubble Jet & have found it WONDERFUL. I need to know what everyone thinks of pricing for these, as they use a considerable amount of printer ink jet. I would say that is more $$ than the fabric : :smile: Any hints, tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
User: beaglesews
Member since: 12-16-2004
Total posts: 25
From: shirleyp
Date: 12-16-2004, 11:55 PM (2 of 5)
I ask the ladies to get their own photos done and buy their own fabric. We pick a pattern we like and then I charge $50 dollars for making them. Most of my quilt were 46x46. Hope this helps
User: shirleyp
Member since: 02-12-2002
Total posts: 352
From: Dee Marie
Date: 12-18-2004, 08:54 AM (3 of 5)
Beaglesews: I sew Highschool memory quilts, lap size. Grad photo of the young adult, Highschool logo scanned and embroidered with my embroidery machine, the school name embroidered and the year graduating, & the graduates' name and school mascot embroidered. I charge $125 and have to turn down orders. I'm bombarded every June with requests. I usually make 5 and then quit until the next year. I put a flannel backing on and use the school's colors for this simple quilt. Hope this helps.
User: Dee Marie
Member since: 08-10-2004
Total posts: 16
From: kt53sew
Date: 12-18-2004, 07:34 PM (4 of 5)
The rule of thumb I have always used is 1 and1/2 times the cost of supplies.. the more supplies the more you generally have to do, so charge accordingly. At my shop where I sew for people if I don't have a set price I charge 20$ an hour, most quilters I have talked to charge this also. So don't give it away or people will take advantage and it will no longer be fun. Sewing should always be fun even if it is for profit. KT
User: kt53sew
Member since: 02-13-2004
Total posts: 19
From: beaglesews
Date: 01-12-2005, 08:27 AM (5 of 5)
Dee Marie... When you use the grad's picture, is it a professional picture? Do you have to get a permission form to copy that on fabric? Some people have expressed an interest in prof. pics on their quilt, but I didn't know if that is legal? Thanks....
User: beaglesews
Member since: 12-16-2004
Total posts: 25
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