Polka & Bloom on Etsy

September 19, 2007

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Remember this baby blanket I made..? I have been thinking of making some to sell. But I'm not sure it would be worth it. It does take a decent chunk of time to make one, and I'm wondering if people would be prepared to pay for the time put into making it. I've had a look on Etsy to see what price similar blankets are listed at.

Most prices are in the $30-45 range. Which seems really low to me, unless these people are some kind of speed crocheters! Also, a lot of the blankets are made from acrylic yarn and I guess that's quite cheap? I don't like acrylic and I certainly wouldn't use it for a baby blanket. But maybe that's just me? I used a super soft cotton, and the material for a blanket of this size would probably cost me around $17 /£8...

So I'm wondering what would be a fair price for a blanket like this?

And on a completely unrelated note: what do you use as the middle layer in a quilt (I don't even know what that would be called!)? Are there cheaper things you can use as a substitute?

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