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THE ART AND CRAFT OF LONGARM QUILTING



janets Longarm Quilting by Betty Ann.

                                                                  Why do quilts cost so much?

                              Costs for Materials, Construction, and Finishing for a 65 inch by 65 inch throw quilt:
                                                                    Materials for Throw Quilt
                                                                         Fabric for the Top:
                                                                      6 yds @ $11 yd = 66.00
                                                                                 Backing:
                                                                    5 yds @ 13.00/ yd = 65.00
                                                                                   Batting:
                                                                    2 yds @ 11.00 / yd = 22.00
                                                                                  Binding:
                                                                     5/8 yd @ 11.00/ yd = 6.88
                                                                     Thread for all construction:
                                                            Top sewing and sandwich quilting = 20.00

                                                                              Construction:

                                                                          (Labor at 10.00/ hr)
                                                                            making the top:
                             Prepare fabric, cut the pieces, sew the blocks, set and sew the rows, add the borders:
                                                                    50 hours x 10.00 = 500.00
                                            assembling the quilt sandwich, backing, batting and top:
                                                                      3 hours x 10.00 = 30.00
                                                                  quilt on domestic machine:
                                                (charged by the square inch, simple overall design)
                                                                      4225 sq in x .02 = 84.50
                                                                                 Finishing:
                                                                          make the binding
                                                                       2 hours x 10.00 = 20.00
                                                                          attach the binding:
                                                                     10 hours x 10.00 = 100.00

                                                                   total cost of quilt to make it:
                                                         66+65+22+6.88+20+500+30+84.50+20+100=


                                                                                  $914.38.

                    A larger quilt, a more intricate pattern, a more elaborate quilting design will cause the price to increase.