If you read my blog, I'd like to call your attention to a couple of blog posts by another blogger. So often we quilters give away our quilts, because we make them as a labor of love for someone special in our lives, or for charity as a way of giving back to the community.
But when it comes down to someone wanting to commission a quilt, we are usually in a fog as to how much to charge someone for a quilt. I know I've been guilty of undercharging for quilts, either because they were commissioned by someone dear to me, or because I thought that if I charged more, I wouldn't get the 'job'. I had one dear lady who gave me an extra $200 over what I asked for on a quilt because she knew what it was worth even if I didn't at the time!
But those days are pretty much gone. Now, I either make a quilt as a gift (either individual or as charity), or for myself (either for fun or to stretch my quilting wings). I rarely take commissions and if I do, I charge what the quilt and my time are worth.
Here are the two blog posts I'd like to share with you. Whether you are a quilter or not, these are good reading:
What It's Worth
What It's Worth, part 2
Enjoy the read.
One, Two, Three
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