When I started my business I looked at many different websites of Longarm Quilters in order to get an idea of what is a reasonable price for me to charge to do longarm quilting for other quilters. I was a new quilter, so I wanted to be very reasonable. I chose to use the average prices I saw that everyone else is charging and I noticed that they had many fees that were possiblely applicable...I was stumped by these fees, I chose not to institute them, because I didn't understand how/why they would be necessary. The good news is that my business is growing very organically (by that I mean that is that I come across reasons to charge fees, I institute them not arbitrarily off the bat). I have however found that there may be fees that will be very necessary for me in the future... At first too, when I first started my business I was just getting the hang of all the paperwork and keeping track of everything for my taxes...and I thought the fees might make it more complicated. However, now I think I am going to have to just deal with complicated.
In order to see my pricelist you can go to my website: www.lizbquilting.com and then click PRICELIST on my home page and open the page.
I think that I may need to institute the following fees:
Thread Fee (I used to charge this in the beginning, but stopped because it was complicated).
I already have a quilt preparation rate, but have a tendency not to charge it...
I already have a Creative Design rate, but don't normally charge it...
I am also wondering what should be the amount of these fees... Just thinking out loud any of you quilters that want to pipe up to let me know what you think - I would love to hear some comments.