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Thread: Painted Shoe Quilt Help Needed, please read

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    Senior Member quilting.addict's Avatar
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    I know for a fact that several hundred of you great quilters watched the making of Head over Heels, my painted shoe quilt. I would really like to pick your brains and get opinions as to my next step. Would you respond back to this post and answer three questions for me, since it's people like you that would be my target market.
    1. Would you be more likely to buy a paper pattern with good instructions or 9 - 12" already printed blocks?
    2. If you chose the paper, would you want it to be for painting or for applique?
    3. No matter which you chose, what would you expect the cost to be?
    Thanks for being a part of my focus group!! before I launch my Blog!

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    Let me think on this, then get back to you. I like your ideas.

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    I would prefer an appliqué pattern. The $$ is hard to say, I usually purchase patterns that are under $20, however I have purchased Forest Hollow which cost me $160 in the end (just for the patterns BOM) so.....
    It is a gorgeous piece of art & I'm sure many of us have DDs who would enjoy it. Good luck with your marketing & hopefully I can keep track of this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting.addict
    1. Would you be more likely to buy a paper pattern with good instructions or 9 - 12" already printed blocks?******* That is a hard one. If you are a purist - I would think you would want to do the entire thing yourself, so paper pattern. I'm not a purist, so I could go either way. Depends on price.

    2. If you chose the paper, would you want it to be for painting or for applique? ******applique. I am not a painter, nor would I have the tools to do it. (brushes/paint etc)

    3. No matter which you chose, what would you expect the cost to be? ****** I'm cheap, I would think $30 max, but I've not done alot of pattern buying yet. Not sure I am the best judge for pricing.
    Thanks for being a part of my focus group!! before I launch my Blog!
    I didn't take the time to figure out how to change my text color, so I just added ****** to the above.

    I love the quilt by the way. LOVE IT. You did a great job.

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    1. Would you be more likely to buy a paper pattern with good instructions or 9 - 12" already printed blocks?
    Paper
    2. If you chose the paper, would you want it to be for painting or for applique?
    Applique
    3. No matter which you chose, what would you expect the cost to be?
    $10.00 to $15.00.

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    I love your quilt so much that I'd be interested in either the paper pattern and/or the completed blocks...I'd be interested in the applique directions(I tried painting some a long, long time ago and didn't like the results), the $$$ part of the question I'd have no idea...Naomi

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    1. Would you be more likely to buy a paper pattern with good instructions or 9 - 12" already printed blocks?
    ***** i would love the printed blocks / and a applique paper pattern
    2. If you chose the paper, would you want it to be for painting or for applique? applique
    3. No matter which you chose, what would you expect the cost to be? 20-25

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    I think very few quilters would want to paint their own shoes. Most feel that painting is harder to do and would not be interested in that version but if you offer preprinted squares in a kit (like computer printed from the original) I feel they would sell like hotcakes. Even applique patterns would do better in my opinion.

    Georgia

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnergs
    I think very few quilters would want to paint their own shoes. Most feel that painting is harder to do and would not be interested in that version but if you offer preprinted squares in a kit (like computer printed from the original) I feel they would sell like hotcakes. Even applique patterns would do better in my opinion.

    Georgia
    Just to clarify, I was not talking about computer generated fabric sheets with the shoe design. I was talking about 40" fabric, with the nine shoes on a yard. That is what I am trying to determine a price for.... so far it looks like there is very little interest in the 12" blocks...more interest in applique pattern which in my opinion would look nothing like my Head over Heels quilt.
    Keep your thoughts coming; it's very helpful to me.

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    I love your quilt design! My MIL would absolutely LOVE it.

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    I'd love to do the painting - but that would only be more things to buy :(

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