Dec 8, 2008

Continued Progress

I am continuing the quilting and it is going well. Just ready to start the borders and since tomorrows forecast is for us to get 14" of new snow ontop of what we already have, I am thinking there will be a strong possibility for a snow day tomorrow. That could mean I will finish up then.

My plan is to put this quilt up for sale in my antique shop. It will be my "test" quilt to see if I have a market for for this price point right in my own location. I had talked to one of the owners of our local quilt shop, The Sewing Basket, and she suggested I try it. What do I have to lose. So that is my plan and one of the reasons I am working to try to get it there for the Christmas shoppers.

I read on someone's blog that they started pricing their quilts at $150 per square foot. As they became recognized they change the price to $200 per square foot. I thought that that was a fair price considering the quality fabric and threads and embellishments used as well as the time put in. This includes design time as well. So that is what I will start with and see where it leads.

3 comments:

Infinity Quilter said...

I'm hoping we have a snow day tomorrow too. Good luck selling your quilt. Stay warm!

Nellie's Needles said...

That sounds like the right price range. Your quilts are exceptional. From my limited reading of your blog I determine that you "came into it" at a very high level because of your previous art and life experiences. However, those are the prices that the market will bear ... not necessarily what you will earn unless you sell them in your shop. My work is sold through galleries for $200 per sq foot plus framing/hardware which we split. I'd surely like to get more, but I don't want to do the selling. I want to make art ... and am so grateful that I do not have to make money doing it.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Thank you for the encouragement. I will let you know what happens. I still have not brought them to the store to sell. I am torn between building my portfolio or starting to sell.

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