I have had to raise the prices on my quilts. In the past, I sold them either for what it cost me to make it, or what it cost to make it plus $20. I thought this was fair as I was still learning and made a lot of mistakes. Now that I have more experience, and this is kind of a side job for me, I need to start charging for my time. I have gotten some complaints and I realize that it is expensive, but I spend many, many hours working on these quilts. Basic prices are:
Tummy Time Blanket: $30
Baby Quilt: $40-60, depending on the size
Crib/Throw: $75-$100, depending on the size
There may be an additional charge if your quilt has expensive specialty fabrics (like minky) or if there is a lot of applique. I love to quilt and I really appreciate the references! Thanks, guys!
Sunday, March 25, 2012
I bought this book: The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird. It is inspired by a contest that a newspaper had in the 1920s, asking women if they would like their daughter to marry a farmer. The letters are included in this book. Each letter is accompanied by 2 quilt blocks. I plan to go through the book during the course of the year and make at least 2 blocks a week. Then next summer (2013) I should have all 111 blocks ready to put together the sampler quilt. Each Friday I hope to post pictures of the blocks I finished that week. I hope that this blog will keep me accountable.
This is a very interesting book, even if you are not a quilter. It makes me miss my life on the ranch!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Welcome to my new quilt blog! My maternity leave is almost over and I am not under the delusion that I will be able to blog (or probably even quilt) for the next couple of months until school is out. I am sure that my 4 kids (one of which is a newborn) and a full time job are going to be just about as much as I can handle. But this summer I do plan to blog regularly and hopefully get back into my sewing room more often! Until then, I will leave you with an oldie but a goodie. This is one of the few quilts that I designed myself for Mallory when she moved into her big girl bed a couple of years ago. She loves birdies. It was also my first attempt at applique. I have learned and improved a lot since this quilt was made, but it is still one that I am probably the most proud of!