Soooo…. How much can I earn by Longarm Quilting? Is this a $25,000 per year business or a $150,000 per year business?
The question comes fairly often from folks that are in the beginning stages of planning to open their own business, and although everyone phrases it differently, the bottom line is that they KNOW a friend or two who is earning a living by Quilting, and they KNOW how much they have to write the check for when they pick up a finished quilt, but since it’s not socially acceptable to ask your friend “how much did you earn last year?” they are really wondering how much they can earn.
Here’s a chart that can help you figure it out. Keep in mind that the maximum number of quilts that a Statler by Gammill with one operator can reasonably handle is 12-16 per week, if you plan to go beyond that you’ll need either an employee or a second machine: