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

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

    I know this has been asked on here before, but silly me can't find it when I need it.
    I have made a lap quilt and DH is working on a wood sculpture for the auction. But we have a "general store sale" also. I have made around 50 pocket tissue holders and a few little quick odds and ends ( pot holders, pin cushions, aprons,..) Was looking on here for some ideas. I know only to go to the experts, so here I am. Ideas Please!!!!!!
    Thanks, Penny
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    * Christmas ornaments?
    .... made with miniature quilt blocks.

    * mug rugs
    .... great way to use your scraps and leftovers

    * placemats
    .... no piecing, just use a print from your larger leftovers!
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    i don't know the website, but yesterday i saw little zippered flash drive key rings... really cute
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    Thank you, QuiltnNan and QuiltE.
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    I think someone had made little stuffed mice out of felt with leather shoe laces for tails.

    Matchbook needle holders.

    A cocoa kit - a package of instant cocoa, some marshmallows, a candy cane - with or without a mug.

    Bottled water, pop/soda, cookies - but that may be elsewhere at the sale.

    Card holders or baskets.

    Christmas card "tote" - place for addresses, stamps, cards, etc.

    Christmas stockings. Mini ones to use as tree decorations.

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    Casserole carriers or the little fabric and elastic padded circles for the knobs on top of the casserole lid. The little mini dress/ kitchen towels fr the oven handle. 10 minute table runners.

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    How about tooth fairy pockets. They can be made in the shape of a tooth or an envelope shape with the words" for the tooth fairy" embroidered on.

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    Thanks to you all. Thank you Radiana, Tartan, Bearisgray. Some neat ideas that my brain couldn't think of.
    Isn't strange you think of stuff or see stuff, but when you need them your brain goes blank!
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    I Spy game, ten pair of squares of identical fabric, batting, backing fabric the same for all squares. Sew together and turn, sew around edge. Or you could sew with right sides out and pink the edges. Turn the squares so backing shows on a table or the floor and have kids try to turn over and match the pairs. Quick and easy use of scraps and fun for the little ones.

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    Thank you, Quiltaddict!
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    Look at this cute wine glass coaster! http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/2010...e-tuesday.html
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    tissue holders

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    I saw a pattern (somewhere) for quilted heatproof holders to put your curling iron in. I know when we travel that is the last thing I pack and it's always hot, so thought this would be a great idea.

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    Pillows made like a patchwork quilt. Key chains. Lapel pins., bookmarks.

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    Simple fabric gift bags in assorted sizes. Great use for scraps that you might have.. lol!

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    pillowcases

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    Did anyone mention tissue box covers, for the "boutique" size tissue boxes? Many people like to keep a box of tissues, in the living room.

    Small cosmetic bags

    "Going to Grandma's" bags for kids (large enough for a change of clothes and stuffed animal)
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    Google microwave bowl holders. I am going to make them with 10 inch squares so very inexpensive and quick to make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Country1 View Post
    Thanks to you all. Thank you Radiana, Tartan, Bearisgray. Some neat ideas that my brain couldn't think of.
    Isn't strange you think of stuff or see stuff, but when you need them your brain goes blank!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Simple fabric gift bags in assorted sizes. Great use for scraps that you might have.. lol!
    .......... which made me think that market bags would be a good saleable item, stash and/or scrappy friendly and easy to make!
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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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    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.
    Got fabric?

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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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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