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For the past several years I have been going to Texas for the winter. There is a consignment craft store where I have been selling things. I seem to spend my whole winter sewing like crazy to make things for the shop. You have to put a decent (low) price on it so that it will sell and then the shop takes 30%. It's near impossible to make money on it. You are lucky to cover your expenses. I have piles of stuff that did not sell. No more. Now I am only sewing what I want. I still have deadlines....like the quilt show next weekend....my 4 quilts need to be turned in on monday and I still have a binding to hand stitch. Such is life. At least with a deadline I actually finish something!
Others wants and others deadlines put far too many restrictions on my wants and make it seem like a JOB that I dont want. I love to gift my quilts to whom I want when I want. Friends, family, charities, without strings and without tension over HAVING to do them
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort :lol:
How about quilted tote bags !
You haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song. ~Swedish Proverb
I also make handbags and sell them. I love doing it. But "I'm the artist. Tell me what style and colors you want and let me craft something beautiful for you" When the customer wants to direct my every move, she might as well make it herself.
All these posts are why I only quilt for fun. smile....