quilted jacket

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It has gotten cold enough here in Tucson that, at least late at night, I  
have to wear my quilted jacket  
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/brian0908/albums/72157660571976814 ).  I  
think I made a post about it, that is about the only reason I can think  
of why I would have pictures of it on my flickr account.

Occasionally, when I wear it, someone will ask if it is made by hand,  
but no one, at least as of now, has ever asked if I could make one for  
them.  I would say yes, but that I don't think they would not want to  
pay the price I would charge.  Unless it is my brother, sister, or  
"significant other," I would most certainly expect to be compensated  
more than just however much it would cost to make the jacket.

I would have to buy: 1. ~2-3 yards of material for what I would in  
normal quilting call the backing (dont know if it has a name in garment  
making) for the large peces such as the sleeves, front pieces, back  
pieces, etc, 2. The same amount of batting, 3. The cool stuff I made the  
yoke, the waistband, and the collar out of, though I doubt I could get  
the neat fabric with multi-colored polka dots as I think that was part  
of a sheet that I cut up, 4. a bunch of fat quarters for the patchwork  
part, 5 any acessories such as the snaps, and 6. the pattern itself.  My  
best guess is that all that would come to probably $30 to $50,at least,  
and unless I am making it as a present, I would fully expect to be paid  
for the materials.

I also do not not think it would be worth my time unless I made at least  
$50 to $100 over the cost of the supplies, and that makes the absolute  
minimum I would charge $80 to $150 dollars, and I just can't imagine  
anyone actually paying that.  I don't know if that is a common labor  
charge for this type of work, but that is how much I would have to get  
to make it worth my time.  Perhaps that is because I have the skills to  
make one and would not have to pay someone else to do it.

I guess my question is, what is the normal price for such work.  I did a  
bit of a Google search, and found prices lower than what I would charge,  
and prices higher than I would charge.  However, I had no real way of  
telling which are made in a sweatshop somewhere(and thus I suppose  
technically hand made), and ones that are actually hand made.
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Re: quilted jacket
I suspect you'd have close to $100 in materials.  Don't underestimate  
the worth of your labor.  I'd say it should be worth at least $250-300.  
If you tell someone you'd make it for $150, you'd probably have a taker.

Julia in MN

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