Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pricing Page

So, I often hear: Oooh, I want you to make me a tshirt quilt. How much do you charge?

But I had been having a hard time coming up with a good answer. So I did a little research...and finally came up with a good answer.

Before I tell you how much I charge, let's examine the time and effort that goes into making a t-shirt quilt:
  • cutting out the tshirts (and sometimes ironing if they are wrinkly)
  • laying out the proof design
  • sewing the quilt top
  • sandwiching and pinning the top, batting, and backing
  • hand quilting each square
  • making the coordinating binding
  • sewing on the binding
  • optional: shipping
Now let's examine the materials I have to buy:
  • batting (I use 100% cotton)
  • fabrics for backing and binding
  • thread
Not to mention the wear and tear on my machine that requires new needles and visits to the shop for regular adds up.

So, now that you've seen what goes in to what I charge, here is the new formula I will use (instead of my previous formula of $ per shirt): (Length + height) x $2.5

If you want more information, visit my new Pricing page.

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