Tips for pricing t-shirt quilts. The topic comes up frequently in Facebook groups. Quilters agree to make a t-shirt quilt for a customer and they have no idea how much to charge.
How much to charge for a t-shirt quilt depends on many factors:
- The style of t-shirt quilt.
- The expertise of the t-shirt quilt maker.
- The demand for the t-shirt quilt.
- The location of the t-shirt quilt maker.
- The perceived value of the t-shirt quilt.
- Quality of fabric and supplies used to make the quilt.
The style of t-shirt quilt. Some styles are easier to make and take less time and fabric. An example would be a tshirt quilt with no fabric on the front. You save time by not sewing the sashing between the blocks. Some tshirt companies do not add batting or quilting stitches. The quilts they make will be a lower price than a company that adds batting and quilting stitches. An example would be Project Repat. They sell “quilts” for under $100.
The expertise of the t-shirt quilt maker. New quilters will not have the same skill level as quilters who have been honing their skills for years.
The demand for the t-shirt quilt. People have to want the tshirt quilt. One way is to market your quilt to your ideal customer. We can help! Join the group to get insights into marketing your business.
The location of the t-shirt quilt maker is important if you only sell locally. The cost of living in some areas of the United States are higher than others. In those areas people will pay more for a t-shirt quilt. One way to overcome the price people are willing to pay in your local area is to sell on the internet. Get your business listed on the Map so people can find you!
Quality of fabric and supplies plays a big role in the pricing of a tshirt quilt. You can charge more if you use quality supplies. The information is easily found and people know if you are using cheap fabric, batting, and thread. Most people are looking for quality when they choose a quilter to make their t-shirt quilt.
Pricing your t-shirt quilt is one of the most important business decisions you will make. If you price too low you will work for free. If you price too high people will not purchase the quilt. Learn the different pricing strategies to have a profitable and successful t-shirt quilt business here.