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Old 04-23-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
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question about price for homemade baby quilt

my ds is having a fund raising yard sale to raise money for supplies to put mile markers/trail signs on the new walking trails.

This is his Eagle project so he has to raise the money.

I was thinking about donating a couple of homemade baby quilts. I have never sold these (just give them away.) I have no idea what price he should mark them. do you think he could get $10 a piece for them?

Would you pay $10 for a homemade baby quilt? Maybe that is way to high a price.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:55 AM   #2
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I would pay $10! Around here the local church sells them for around $25.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:56 AM   #3
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I personally think that is too low of a price. I would at least ask $20. However, you are the one selling it so what you are comfortable asking is what you should price the quilt for. I think the proceeds are going toward a wonderful cause.
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Maybe you could take the quilts by a baby-store and ask them how much they would charge for them to get an idea what your quilts would go for in your area.

If permitted where you are, I would also consider selling raffle-tickets - maybe for $2 each? If you think you'll get a large crowd and if you sell 10 or 20 tickets per quilt, that could net you $20-$40 per quilt.

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ETA: Since this is for hiking/walking trail signs, has he approached any sporting-goods stores or hiking clubs in the area? They might be willing to make some contributions.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:22 AM   #5
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Your price is way too low. I paid $130 for a handmade baby quilt at an Amish quilt store in OH. It had a lot of hand embroidered animals on it,thus the high price. I would charge at least $25 for a simple quilt.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:18 PM   #6
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Can you float us a picture? How many hours did you put into making the quilt? That might give me a better idea for a price.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:43 PM   #7
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Can you float us a picture? How many hours did you put into making the quilt? That might give me a better idea for a price.
I gotta agree.

But I know $10 is way too low for a brand new quilt
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:47 PM   #8
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I think $10 is way too low. I like the raffle idea. I know our church does a quilt raffle each year at the fair (full size) and they end up making $700-$1000 on the raffle.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:03 PM   #9
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Can you float us a picture? How many hours did you put into making the quilt? That might give me a better idea for a price.
I am still working on them. I have not even started sewing. I am still trying different arrangements to see what looks best.
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I am still working on them. I have not even started sewing. I am still trying different arrangements to see what looks best.
Maybe you could make up one or two to sell or raffle & then perhaps also, having those actual quilts on hand for display, raffle off or sell a custom-made/personalized quilt, baby's name, blue for a boy, pink for a girl, etc.

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Old 04-23-2009, 01:34 PM   #11
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After all the time and effort you put into making it, $10 is WAY too low! I would ask at least $20 and I think that may still be on the low end.

I had two given to me as presents at my baby shower, both handmade, and of all the gifts I received, these mean more to me than anything else. I couldn't begin to put a price tag on them!

Congrats to your son for working on his Eagle Scout project. That is a pretty big deal and something to be quite proud of!
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:34 PM   #12
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I think $10 is totally reasonable. I would expect something closer to $30.
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:06 PM   #13
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Just as a comparison - I was outbid at a silent auction for a quilted table runner. I stopped bidding when the price hit $40. I do not know what the final price was.

I also think it should not be priced less than $20.
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I have made baby quilts, twin size quilts, and full size quilts in the past..

$10???????? I would grab it - and go running through the streets screaming about the great bargain I got!! Does that answer your question?

I agree with the others.. If they are pretty and of a good quality, I would pay much more!

And congrats to your son.. What a great kid!
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:45 PM   #15
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$10 is way low. My DD was given a handmade wall quilt when she was born and I'm fairly sure it cost around $50. I'd imagine at least $25 for your quilts, although I like the raffle idea also.
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