I really don't think most folks realize what the process is and how much time making an afghan takes. So I have created a snap shot of the last one I made. The All American Afghan has been a popular item for me this year. This is my second one and I have orders for two more! I had requests for more but some balked at the price I quoted them. I feel that $100 for this item is more than a reasonable price. The yarn I used is about $40 and with the hours worked I made about $1.60 an hour!! So I am obviously not doing these to get rich :)
I'm hoping that by sharing this time line for the All American Afghan others can see that an afghan order is by no means a quick, or cheap, item to make!
Please, please keep this in mind when next you have doubts about the price of a hand crafted item. Whoever said home made is cheap....hasn't purchased supplies!