Thursday, June 4, 2009

What price quilting?

I don't follow the "personalities" in the quilt world. I daresay I wouldn't recognize the names of most of them. So, when an interview with a fabric/pattern designer in my latest quilting magazine mentioned the popularity of one of her applique patterns, I had to go look it up.


They're really nice patterns, sort of traditional with a twist, for an appliqued nine inch block. And the patterns are for sale. For five bucks a block.

You read right. I thought at first it was the cost of a kit. But no. It's just the pattern. For one nine inch applique block. Five dollars each. Let's see - there's 25 blocks in the quilt. That's $125. For the pattern.

She's started to believe her own publicity. At least, that's the only thing I can come up with.

1 comment:

momtofatdogs said...

I was reading a thread in the (quilting forum) about something similar...only it dealt with copy right , rights AFTER you buy a pattern. There are many many people that don't factor in the cost of the pattern when they are doing a "block of the month" but $125....WOW that's a little outrageous isn't it? How special is the applique? And I dare say: Many people don't need instructions for a 9-patch.....