72 – Bleeding, Stashing, Tinkertote, Pricing a quilt for sale

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  • Problem solving time! Bleeding and what to do about it on white fabric
  • Quite a bit of stashing going on
  • New computer
  • Review of the Tinkertote Craftsy class and my finished tote – plus some things I’ll be changing on my next one
  • Pricing a quilt for sale
  • Book reviews – Liberty Love and Sew!

 

  • Bamboo Tablet Create
  • More HOA woes
  • I answer some questions from the recent giveaway “Ask Anything” prompt

Comments

  1. Just a tip. If I want to wash precuts or scraps, I put them in a lingerie (net) bag. It helps keep the scraps and pre-cuts from getting caught in the mechanism of the washer.

  2. PS I would encourage you to look at the sleeve instructions in the book Free Expressions by Robbi Joy Eklow (http://amzn.to/17c4vHu). they do a double sleeve, but it is so easy and really makes your sleeve look professional while protecting your quilt.
    Jaye

  3. Listening to your podcast today you made me feel guilty for pricing my work to low and hurting all these other quilters. Not a good feeling :-(

  4. Hi Katie! Another great podcast. Very interesting topic! I have been sewing and quilting for years, and almost anyone who knows me says, “You should open an etsy shop! Why don’t you sell your quilts?” I’ve always responded with, “Because nobody would pay the price that would make it worth my time.” (I’m definitely not someone who would give my time away for $3.00 an hour, or even minimum wage!) I never really thought about it much beyond that. I was stuck under the assumption that people wouldn’t want to pay several hundred dollars for a quilt.

    Recently, I read an article in Country Living magazine. It was about Maura Ambrose from Folk Fiber, who sells some of her quilts for thousands. And people pay for it. She has created a nice niche for herself, using natural dyes and hand quilting. Not what I do, but it inspired me to think about what kind of niche I could create to get people to pay those kinds of prices.

    Your thoughtful commentary today has got me brainstorming again about selling quilts. Thanks!

    • I have my grandmothers hand stitched queen size quilt I’m wanting to sell however I need some information on pricing and what its worth before I sell it so if you can shed some light for me I would. Appreciate it..I have a photo if you want to see it…thanks

  5. Thank you for the incredibly valuable thoughts on pricing your quilt. After listening to your podcast twice I went to check out your blogpost (I know, I know, I am waaay behind on blog reading) and realized I never thought about the wear and tear, needles, rotary blades, etc. Good point!
    I was gonna give you the same tip on scrap washing that Jaye said, it’s good this time I read the comments before me :)
    Your ruler tip for cutting fabrics is Genius! I always slide my fingers through when I fold (I usually don’t fold in 4, only 2), but sometimes still there’s fabric stuck in the folds. I will definitely use your tip for cutting fabrics from now on.
    Yay for the new computer! Don’t you just love when your husband can do the building and you can save a load of money? I know it’s a head ache sometimes when you get a damaged part, but in my experience that doesn’t happen too often. And you have a great computer now with all the bells and whistles! :) Enjoy!
    I’m looking forward to your next podcasts where you answer the rest of the questions!

  6. I really enjoyed your podcast. Yesterday afternoon, I had a sewing and podcast listening day. I got alot of sewing completed and listened to many hours of quality quilty podcasts. Your topics are awesome. I did’n’t care if you had a long podcast, you were so interesting to listen to.