Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Lot to Think About

I have decided to go ahead and take orders for t-shirt and memory quilts. I spent today making another sample quilt. This one only uses t-shirts and does not have sashing between the blocks. I was able to get some t-shirts from our local Community Outreach. They are normally 50 cents apiece but you can stuff as many in a bag as you can get in there for $5. I only wanted 9 or 10 shirts so the lady only charged me $2.50. I love the variety I got.

Not a great picture because it is laying down. I still need to add the binding.

I'm working on a pricing table. I have done lots of research and am kind of surprised that the prices most quilters charge for t-shirt quilts are very comparable. I think I have a good idea of what to charge. I'm going to start out trying to get local orders and then add on-line orders. I may be going about this backwards. But it would be really nice if I could just keep it local and never have to worry about mailing quilts.

I also spent a little time in EQ6 trying to decide what I wanted to do with the "Tree Time" blocks. Not sure I got anywhere on that.

No school again tomorrow. I really need to clean the house. Oh well, who knows what tomorrow will bring.


  1. That is a lot to think about! I've made a several memory quilts for both myself and other individuals. I recently made a t-shirt quilt for my son who lives in Frankfurt, Germany (works for the government). As a result of that quilt, I have been commissioned to make two more! One of my friends told me 'girl, this could be the beginning of something!' lol. Well, I just received an email from an old childhood friend (thru Facebook) asking me about t-shirt quilt! I have NO IDEA about pricing. I would be very interested in the research you have done. I'm not planning doing anything on-line but just for the few requests that I have received.

    I wish you luck in your endeavor. This is very exciting. I hope you have TONS of business -- I really mean this! I think us quilters have to encourage each other and be each other's cheerleaders!

  2. I've sold a couple of quilts and no matter what, it's hard to price for me anyway, no matter what kind. Memory quilts really make a statement. Good luck in the new endeavour.

  3. I hope it goes well for you, and hope I was able to be some help.

  4. Awesome Vivian, and good luck! For what it's worth, I actually enjoy doing mail order business most. I could save a bundle on insurance if I didn't have folks coming to the house.... not to mention, I wouldn't have to get out of my PJ's :)



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