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Thread: Just how many items should I have ready for a one day craft sale?

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    The pad that goes under a saddle--keeps the horse comfortable and the saddle from rubbing. :wink:

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    Okay--thinking out loud--well--sort of--typing quietly....

    bookmarks
    ornaments
    potholders
    crocheted scarves
    table runners
    table toppers/wall hangings
    baby quilts
    lap quilts
    crocheted afghan
    1 big quilt

    Thanks for helping me expand my list!

    Now IF I can just get it all ready!! AHHHHHHH! :shock: :shock: :shock:

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    How much time until the sale?
    I'm sure with your daughters help, you'll do just fine.

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    Gee Karla I got in on this topic late...seems like everyone has answered you....my vote would be for xmas things....make lots of ornaments....good luck....

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Oh yikes--these ideas are sending me into unknown territories....
    The rice bags didn't look too hard, but I'm running out of time to learn new sutff....

    A set of placemats would be the same price as table runnners?

    I'm just not a tote maker--

    BUT--if smaller is definitely what everyone agrees on--I'll make ornaments! I've made mini log cabin quilted ornaments in the past--for my students. That's something in my comfort zone! AND I bet I have plenty of fabric too.

    Thanks for triggering the idea!
    I had a couple people ask me the other day how much I sell my placemat sets for... I was kind of stumped... I gave her the price of $30 for 4.. would that be good?

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    hmmm I think I might look into a craft fair in November myself. I have a few things mulling around in my little head that might work. Maybe if I make up some Christmasy things.

    Terri, I could make some funky Christmas tote bags. They would be neat little bags to carry around gifts and to be gifts too!! I have a dozen Christmas tree skirt tops made and they just need to be quilted... hmmmmm.. I also make these really cute Snowman pillows.. hmmmmm I'll have to do some thinking as it all depends if I am moving in the Fall and IF I even have the time to go into a craft fair... I might have to wait until the next year and maybe make up more stuff throughout the seasons.... oooh now I want to do a craft fair too!!! :)

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    Oh I had another idea, Karla. Make taggie blankets for babies. I made my grandson one. It is only about 6 inches square with loops of different colored and textured ribbons all around the perimeter. I even cut "real" labels out of clothes to make it interesting. He likes it and it wouldn't take too much time to make.....

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    Hey Karla!! Great list! I'm kinda late on replying here as well, but I use to sell out of refridgerator magnets. Little quilt blocks and such with a piece of strip magnet hot glued to the back. I would easily sell a couple hundred of them in a day. I kept them very inexpensive, since they were mostly made of scraps. 50 cents to a dollar depending on what they were and how long they took to make. (sold a bunch made out of plaster of paris cast in chocolate molds then painted in acrylics or water colors and sprayed with acrylic clear coat too!) We used a piece of new stove pipe mounted to a painted plank wood base to display them.
    Make as many Christmas ornaments as you can, they always sold VERY quickly. At some bigger craft shows, I would go through a couple hundred or two in a day. Smaller ones I ususally sold 50 - 100 depending on the time of year. From August on, they'd sell like hot cakes!
    Simple Christmas stockings always did well for me too. I'd take along several pigma pens (different Christmasy type colors) and personalize them when folks bought them if they wanted me to. Just wrote the person's name across the top and voila! personalized handmade gifts. I learned the hard way to practice on a scrap of fabric before I used it on the top of my stockings though...LOL I learned, at a show, not all fabrics are easily written on with pigma pens LOL.

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    How about drawstring bags for presents - like a bag to put a bottle in - saves on wrapping presents or a larger sack for bigger or boxier present - people seem to buy the paper bags instead of wrapping paper and you could put a card on the drawstring.

    The other ideas sound good - I am always buying fridge magnets and bookmarks - particularly if they are a bit different. Maybe you could charge a bit more if you personalise them by writing the persons name on them.

    Good luck

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    Because of the time of year, a few of our ladies at sale times, have a few christmas items for sale. These would consist of small tree hangings or even the odd christmas boot. It surprised a good many of us how quickly they went.

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