Do your friends ask you to make them quilts? Do they, or you, really have any idea how much it costs? Doug Sobel, a longarm quilter and photographer, has come up with an idea of how much it actually costs to make a Queen Size Quilt using 2018 fabric prices, skilled labor wages, and longarm quilting costs.

What do you think? Is it accurate?





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#47 Molly Z. 2019-06-23 02:29
Exaggerated greedy estimate of a shameless person
Mind, artisans don't like selling at all. It is vendors at 'heart' who push an average creation for $1.500
Get back on Earth
#46 Madeline Harris 2019-03-27 05:53
I quilt by hand... wonder what the difference would be?
#45 Debra Stein 2018-02-28 11:22
My last quilt I wrote down my time everyday I worked on it. From start to finish it was 102 hrs! And well over $500 for materials and long arm quilting.
#44 Vickster 2018-02-20 14:27
Where the appraisal for the Q.O.V. quilt
#43 mkdquilts 2018-01-29 12:03
You can go ahead and share, you can see the little buttons for Facebook, Twitter, etc. at the top of the article. It would not hurt to give Doug credit as well.
#42 Jackie56 2018-01-29 06:35
I as well would like to copy this and share, is this allowed and how does one copy it.
#41 Jeanine 2018-01-27 11:35
Where can I get a quilt quilted for $.02 a square inch? I've never paid that little--even for meandering. He did forget to include thread. Good quality thread doesn't come cheaply! Also, overhead needs to be included. I think the $25 per hour is low. I'm pretty sure 40 hours to piece a top is low if you are as fussy as I am about accuracy. I definitely appreciate the time it took him to do the math. Jon quilters see quilts at places like Costco or Walmart and think that is what all quits should cost. Bottom line is that those of us who quilt because we love it should have some idea of what our work is worth--not forgetting that the love that went into the project is truly priceless
#40 Jesse 2018-01-26 08:52
Do we have permission to share for purposes of increasing appreciation of quilters, if we give credit to Doug and/or TheQuiltShow.co m? PLEASE let us know. Thanks!
#39 MissesStitches 2018-01-25 20:22
Thank you for this. It is frustrating when people want to pay pennies for our hard work!
#38 Susy Dowers 2018-01-25 16:50
This is awesome, can I share it with our quilt guild....we all love making things and donating, but when we are asked what our quilts are worth we always underestimate the worth of them and our time.
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