In response to another thread, I started this one... In our store, our hourly rate ($44/hour) is on our price chart. We use this rate for pricing odd things like, object mounting, or large things, like 32X40 Needlepoint blocking. If the job is out of the ordinary, it gets a time charge, plus supplies. I quote an amount of time, then actually time myself. If the time is less, the customer gets a break, but if the time is more,I learn a lesson. On my price chart I have a time estimation column for tacking down a crocheted doily, it is a good basis for timing anything that I do. You have to know your abilities, and how fast you work. I often time my work, so I will have a good idea how long odd things may take. (Bob, I know you are going to tell me that my price per hour should be $45, but $44 divides evenly in to $11/ 15 minutes.) ------------------ Sue May "You want it when?!?!?"