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Ideas for quick & easy stuff to make for a church sale.

Ideas for quick & easy stuff to make for a church sale.

Old 09-12-2013, 08:42 AM
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How about Ditty Bags??
You could do them in an assortment of sizes and fabric choices.

http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...c-t221233.html

see Posts 297 for photo
and 301 for instructions


There might be some other ideas for you if you check thru all the posts on that thread too.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:07 AM
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I made a box full of these and everyone sold for $1 each. People will buy something for $1 at a benefit sale. Cut a roll of the non slip drawer liner into squares. Sew a pretty fabric square to one side, turn. Instant jar lid grippy thing. I used 5" charm pack fabric squares I didn't have a use for.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:42 PM
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The one thing I made that sold the fastest was baby doll rag quilts. The ladies in my homemakers group asked how much I thought they should price them. I told them about $10. They thought that was too much and priced them at $7. I made 3. The first person that walked up bought all 3 of them.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mlt150 View Post
Google microwave bowl holders. I am going to make them with 10 inch squares so very inexpensive and quick to make.
I made 30 of these last year for our boutique, and sold out in the first three hours! Hoping to get more done this year, but they are neither inexpensive nor quick to make in my opinion! I average 3-4 hours each, with custom quilting to go with the fabric, and even on sale batting adds up quickly since they take as much batting as fabric. One lady decided to make her own, and told me later she ended up paying more for materials than I was charging! Check on this Board for directions; that's where I learned how to make them. Hints: Cut the batting 3/4" smaller than the fabric square (I make mine 9-1/2", batting 8-3/4") and school-glue the batting in place before quilting and making darts on each layer.

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Old 09-13-2013, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by mlt150 View Post
Google microwave bowl holders. I am going to make them with 10 inch squares so very inexpensive and quick to make.
Putting fabrics in the microwave is not always safe. Those bowls and potato bags can catch on fire in the microwave.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
Putting fabrics in the microwave is not always safe. Those bowls and potato bags can catch on fire in the microwave.
Yes, that's true, but so can a bag of popcorn, which is sold all over. There has to be some responsibility on the part of the user to NOT put them in the 'wave for way too much time! Too much of a good thing usually turns out to be a bad thing.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:29 AM
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The bowls are not for cooking but for heating up. No microwave shouldn't take more then 3 min. to heat soup. I sampled all kinds of batting in my microwave. Warm and Natural was the best of all I tried, it never got hot. Throw a piece of batting in the microwave and see if it is what you want to use.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:10 AM
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I saw a "Quilt in a Jar" once. Thought it was a nice idea. She donor had cut the squares, drew a diagram, had instructions, had backing and batting cut, enough to make a pillow top. All stuffed into a large jar.

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Old 09-13-2013, 08:35 AM
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potholders
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:56 PM
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Default Hanging Kitchen Towels

I have given many of these and they are relatively inexpensive to make if you go to a Dollar Store to get towels and potholders. They are very quick to make.

Basic Instructions:
1. Fold potholder and towel in half.
2. Stitch the middle of the pot holder to middle of the towel.
3. Use the ring on the potholder to catch on a button you add to the bottom of the potholder.

Everyone can use more kitchen towel especially if they hang easily on the oven or knobs.
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