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Thread: Selling at Christmas Bazaar

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    Senior Member quiltingbee12's Avatar
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    Question Selling at Christmas Bazaar

    Hi All,

    This year I have the opportunity to sell at a Christmas Bazaar. It's mostly a craft thing, and so I'd like to get opinions on items that I should make to take. It's the first week of December, so I have a little time. I do not have a lot of Christmas Fabrics, I'm a little limited in that area. I have a medium sized box full, and am hesitant to make a lot of items with
    Christmas Fabrics, because then if they don't sell I have to hold on to them another year.

    So, currently items that I can make are:

    Potato Bags
    Table Runners
    Table Toppers
    Wall Hangings
    Doll Quilts
    Lap Quilts
    Bed Quilts
    Placemats
    Potholders

    Suggestions of additional items are welcome.
    And, with those items, what colors and patterns would you recommend? These people come to this craft show to buy gifts and etc. I want to have a good display, and I'm a little nervous about this, as it's my first "real" show. I want to know what kind of items are most likely to sell, and what would finish out displays, etc.

    Thank you for any help, or suggestions.
    Emily
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    My last craft show I went to, I brought it ALL....lol, and it was alot. I brought crayon rolls, quilts(all sizes), purses, mug rugs, corded bowls and coasters, jewelry, and a bunch more. I was very surprised but I couldn't pick one thing that sold the most. I sold a little bit of everything. With craft shows, you just never know what people will want. I always look at it as that I enjoy sewing and do it for the fun of it. What ever doesn't sell, makes good gifts. I wish you the best of luck at your craft show. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
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    Oh, make sure you bring a few of the potato bags. I thought of it after I sent the last message, but I had people asking about them. I don't do them though.
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    Heather

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    earlier today, someone posted that their purses/bags sold well and she had wished she'd brought more.
    Nancy in western NY

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    Last year as the craft fair all the small items sold quickly, the large ones didn't move much. I noticed with other crafters, too. I think it was part economy and part small town. I wished I had made more quilted pictures holder small wall hangings......20 of them sold in the first 15 minutes.
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    What about gift card holders. Some of them can be quite cute and gift cards are becoming more popular.
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    I did a craft show last year and the small things seem to go pretty good - like potholders, potatoe bags, table toppers, etc. I did the same show this year and sold very little - I even lowered all the prices to fabric costs - no labor - I still brought home most of my stuff. Nothing I had was over $20 - most of it was under $ 10.00 - so its hard to say - if you are in a more populated area - you will probably do fine. Good luck and let us know how it went.

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    The little tissue holders go together very quickly and sell fairly good, at least they did at our senior center's craft sale last year. Good luck
    Doreen

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    When I go to craft shows I usually buy the small things. I only buy something bigger after leaving & checking my budget. I then try to contact the seller later. My advice is to take a-lot of small items & be sure to take some form of a business card. Good luck!
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    What are the Quilted Picture Holder small wall hangings? And what are crayon rolls?

    Thanks
    Emily~

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