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Thread: Took a break from making quilts

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    Member Barbara Mahoney's Avatar
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    I've been off work almost three months. Ran out of quilt ideas for now. So I decided to make handbags I can sell. All are originals from my head/no patterns. I was thinking on charging $5 for the wristlets, $7 for the Kindle bags (pink & orange flowers) and I don't know how much for the others. What do you think?
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    Power Poster debcavan's Avatar
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    They are tooooo cute. I hve never see a wrist one before. What a great idea.

    I'm thinking just from knowing the time involvement that your prices are too low. But I have no idea what the market will give. People have cut back. The quilt shop owner says up to $40, people don't think too much but over that they think twice.

    I wish you a lot of luck. Hope you do well

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    They're adorable!

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    Super Member wanda lou's Avatar
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    very cute.

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    Very nice.

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    You're so creative!

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    My suggestion would be $8 and $15, this will make it partially worth while.
    Good luck.

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    Very cute! It's fun to stray from the "norm".

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    Yes, very creative and very well done. Great prices too.

    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    You're so creative!

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    How can you sell them for so little? Handmade/Homemade items should be of more value than cheap imported items. Now will most people agree? I would start higher - you can always have a "sale".

    I tried selling handbags at local craft sales with some success. I could not do the set up and take down with a bad back. Plus some craft shows allow ready made imports which are cheap and homemade items can't compete. I'm not willing to work for 3 cents an hour.. . good luck.

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