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    Any luck selling the tissue holders?

    I am making things to sell at craft fairs this Fall/Winter and wonder if you are having any luck selling the Tissue Holders made from the tutorial on this board? They are so much fun to make I could make dozens of them. The problem is that I only have so many family members to give them to as gifts if I can't sell them. LOL! I would also like to know what you are able to sell them for with or without the tissue included. I would appreciate your input so I don't waste any time or money on them. Happy Quilting!
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    I have seen them at local craft fairs and the only time I looked they were marked $3. I don't recall if that included the tissues.

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    I don't know if they sell, but I went to a wedding where they handed them out when you signed the book. Thought it was such a cute idea. You would definitely want to include the tissues.

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    I made several for our Bazaar a couple years ago. With tissues, I marked them $2. Then, I gave them to my sisters and aunts at Christmas. It is so hard to predict what will sell at the Bazaar! I tell those who want to make things for the Bazaar - I do not know what will sell! Make your item and give me a price to charge. I refuse to make up prices anymore. I don't want to insult the crafters and I don't want to hear it after the Bazaar 'I priced it too high!" I've been our Church's Bazaar chairperson 26 years.

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    I've seen them from $1 to $3.
    look at dollar store for tissues.
    WEnt to a street fair today, only 2 crafters. bought stuff.
    the rest was scarves and jewelry from 1/2 way around the world.
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    a few yrs ago they were popular not sure whats poular nowdays!! do few to see how they go!
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    I had them priced at 1.00, a few sold, not many. I think the pattern as been out there too long and they are too popular for gifts. The people that come to craft shows also sew and know how easy they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan View Post
    I am making things to sell at craft fairs this Fall/Winter and wonder if you are having any luck selling the Tissue Holders made from the tutorial on this board? They are so much fun to make I could make dozens of them. The problem is that I only have so many family members to give them to as gifts if I can't sell them. LOL! I would also like to know what you are able to sell them for with or without the tissue included. I would appreciate your input so I don't waste any time or money on them. Happy Quilting!
    I am planning on having them at my booth for $1.50 with tissues! If they don't sell, them I will use them for gifts and also donate to a local charity event in the spring. I do know they usually sell very well there. They are fun to make too. This is my first ever booth, maybe the one and only time, we will see.

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    A couple of years ago, I made tissue holders to be given as gifts at our ladies day apart. I used the tutorial on the board here. Check out my post with pics- '205 tissue holders-done'. They were not that much work, but that many took me a while. I would not make them to sell at $1or $2 each- not worth my time.
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    The last sale booth my guild had at a craft show we sold out of the different size snap bags but very few of the tissue holders.
    My guild meets at a church so we made a big basket full of the tissue holders with tissues and it is set out in the vestibule when the church has a funeral.
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    A new twist for Tissue holders??

    many products are reinvented with just minor changes. Many with new packaging..so lets try something new with tissue holders. Make a 'fun card' to go with them. Then people can buy for others, and have a laugh on them or a happy smile! Make them with football team colors & send with a card or tag. Something to the effect"You will need these to wipe your tears when your team loses" Bet those will sell!!
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    I sold many of them for 3.00 with tissue, I went to Staples bought a case of tissue, the more you buy the cheaper it is, I think I paid less than 20.00 for the case.

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    Ellageo, what a great idea, thanks for sharing.
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    Ellageao - your ideas are super. We have had them at our quilt show boutiques off and on since 2005 - we sold the originally for $1.00 without tissues because we couldn't find inexpensive ones. I then found some and we sold the for $1.50 with tissues. The ones with bright or pretty fabrics seem to sell better - and they are also an inexpensive teacher give for the holidays. Or how about for those in assisted living - just as a nice little something. If anyone does machine embroidery, there are lots of patterns (inexpensive and more expensive) for really nice ones. Honestly, what sells at a bazaar or quilt show,one day or one year, May or may not sell the next. No rhyme or reason - but I'm definitely going to make sure we have some next year. And they are within the budget of young ones to purchase as gifts for moms, aunts, grandmas, etc.

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    You know one of the things I would think would sell is a tissue holder that can be used in a car. I have a tiny car and my tissue box seems to end on on the floor when I need it. I had been thinking of designing something that could attach to the vents or some knob that would keep the tissues handy. Would also be nice if it had a place to hold paper and pen. I have been thinking on it and have't come up with anything yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan View Post
    I am making things to sell at craft fairs this Fall/Winter and wonder if you are having any luck selling the Tissue Holders made from the tutorial on this board? They are so much fun to make I could make dozens of them. The problem is that I only have so many family members to give them to as gifts if I can't sell them. LOL! I would also like to know what you are able to sell them for with or without the tissue included. I would appreciate your input so I don't waste any time or money on them. Happy Quilting!

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    I sell them for $1.50 each with tissue included and I sold about 50+ at each show last year I tell people they make great gifts for teachers, moms, grandmas, etc. I have since moved across the country so we shall see how they sell this year in my new location!! If they don't sell I'll just donate them to a church or a womens shelter or something. They are all made from scraps/leftover material and I have fun making them so its no big deal to me either way.

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    Velcro works wonders. When you come up with a pattern, you can attach sticky Velcro to the console and attach the other piece to the tissue holder.
    Quote Originally Posted by lwbuchholz View Post
    You know one of the things I would think would sell is a tissue holder that can be used in a car. I have a tiny car and my tissue box seems to end on on the floor when I need it. I had been thinking of designing something that could attach to the vents or some knob that would keep the tissues handy. Would also be nice if it had a place to hold paper and pen. I have been thinking on it and have't come up with anything yet.
    Lynda

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    I really like tissue holders with nice prints on them, a friend of mine made a few and sent them to me. I love having them in the car or in my purse, sometimes a tissue saves the day.

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    I made them to match a bunch of purses I made a couple of years ago. I didn't sell any purses even though everyone said they loved them. A lot of people won't pay for handmade, just depends on your area I guess.
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