July: fabric in: 20-3/4 yards received as a gift + 5 yards purchased ($25) = 25-3/4
fabric out: 26-1/2 sewn, 23-1/8 sold = 49-5/8
January-July: fabric in: 80-7/8 yards ($275)
fabric out: 196-7/8 yards
net decrease: 116 yards
I finally advertised fabric on two online sales groups (Quilters Flea Market and Quilters Virtual Yard Sale). 23-1/8 yards sold!
Not only is my fabric stash smaller but so also is my quilt stash.
Cindy came to get the second batch of pillowcases I made for her daughter (as well as two dog bed covers that I'd sewn). She purchased three quilts, too -- Batik Rails and Choqua and Framed Four-Patch .
She gave me the leftover pillowcase fabric, too. (It weighed about 5 lbs, so I estimated just over 20 yards.)
The proceeds from this entrepreneurial flurry ($621) went right into my savings account, designated for a new sewing machine.
How do I determine the price on a quilt? It's what I think the customer will pay. I know I don't adequately compensate myself for my time and hardly for the materials. I don't sell quilts to earn a living. If I hadn't sold these they'd be given away to a community event, charitable project, or on a gift-giving occasion.
These are the quilts "on hand." Some have destinations (like the brown/green HeartStrings on top which is going to the Spelling Bee this fall); some have been in shows but were not purchased; three had some problems with fabric bleeding after they were washed. Every quilt has a story!