For me “How much would this quilt be worth?” and “How mony hours did you work on this?” are the most frequently asked questions.
Because I was preparing a small Christmas Market at my workplace, these questions did not leave me alone. Besides the usual idea that you could buy a small Christmas gift, this market is mainly about colleauges showing and explaining their hobby – a creative Show & Tell. Its a group event where you can get to know each others more personal side, outside of the usual stress of workdays.
Of course I can’t show a gazillion quilts or even sell them, although I will try to sew a few fun small things. But I definitely want to show what I sew in my free time and explain what quilts are, how they are made and give people some more fun facts. For example how much time does piecing a block or quilting take. And also how much would you need to pay for this quilt.
This is how my idea for the Quilt Price Calculator was born. Of course I have a gut feeling that it takes quite some time and also quite some money for the materials, but I never calculated the price either. Obviously I will not clock the time I spend sewing on whichever project and not account for rooming or electricity. I am not aiming to do this in a perfect business manner. But to at least be able to tell someone how much simply the materials are worth… That would be great!
Especially since I learned that you can estimate a quilt price from those material costs. The assumption for this shortcut is, that in many cases the triple of material costs is a good estimate for the retail price.
Here are some of my recents quilts and the calculated amount for materials and hence quilt price.
Which Way to the Stars
approx. 360 pieces
107,66 € Materials
≈ 320 € Quilt Price
And some more “outliers”: The big quilts and the smaller projects.
approx. 594 pieces
242,60 € Materials
≈ 725 € Quilt Price
Do you also get asked a lot how much this quilt would be worth? Or are you simply curious how much each quilt would be worth? If so, hop over to my new Quilt Price Calculator. I’d also be interested in you experiences on quilt prices.