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    Will this item sell at craft fair?

    I made these and a friend suggested having a craft booth with her at a fair. Not sure if they will sell. What do you think? Thanks
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    I think most quilter's would love them! I like the last one on the right!!!
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    Very cute! Whether or not they will sell depends on lots of factors. Price, venue, customer base, competition.... Craft/art fairs are difficult to figure out, what sells out in no time at one craft fair may not sell at all at the next one. All you can do is give it a try & see how it goes.
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    Worth a try at least. Good luck.

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    Can you share the space? That is they way I find always when testing the water with an new item.
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    They are very cute, I think your price point will be the biggest factor on if they will sell or not. worth a try if you are able to share to space with someone.
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    I like them--give them a try--are these fabric pieces ? One year the ladies were wearing those tiny scraps quilts that were made into pins--just lovely and so tiny.

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    It's well worth a try -- they're adorable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billi View Post
    They are very cute, I think your price point will be the biggest factor on if they will sell or not. worth a try if you are able to share to space with someone.
    Ditto. Price point makes it or breaks it for me no matter how cute. I hope they all sell and that you have fun making them. Very pretty.
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    Hi,
    I was recently in an upscale boutique in a fashionable little town in Florida. They were selling keys on ball chains, for $38.00 to $68.00 !!!!! They just had fancy names like "Wishing Keys" and "The Key to my Heart" If the can get away with that, your beautiful and jewelry will certainly make a ton of money. It sure is pretty. Give it some catchy names!

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    I think they will sell. If they are expensive, make sure you have some cheaper, bread and butter items as well, so that the day is not a total loss if they don't move.

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    I'm kinda of tight and I know I would certainly buy one. I've just seen the necklaces made out of belt buckles at a craft store and they are neat too.

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    Give it a Try.... You could have an " on the Hour Special and sell one for Reg. price and 1/2 off on the Second" or buy 2 and get the Third one for 1/2 off.... Shoppers like deals... and you are still selling and getting the word out about your Pretty pendants...
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    Better make a few more. Really cute.

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    They are very pretty but it is always hard to say what will sell and what won't. If you had them at a quilt show I'm sure they would be gone in a flash.
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    I love them! There isn't much I would buy at a craft fair anymore (I have enough "stuff"), but I would buy one of those, as long as it wasn't too pricy!
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    If they don't move at a craft show, give the LQS or a Quilt show a try. They're cute!

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    I really like them, I think even non-quilters would like them too. You might even think of selling/consigning them with a small boutique/accessory shop. A lot of accessories and such are really badly made/mass produced, yours are quite unique.

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    I really like them - I love the "old" look of the last one on the right. That would be my first pick!

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    They would be dynamite on etsy. Post them - I'll buy!

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    Go for it. I would definitely buy one. How much? Serious. You can send me a pm if you do not want to advertize on the site.
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    They're awfully cute but to be honest, I'd only be interested in them if the squares are actual works of some sort. Counted cross stitch? Definitely! Actual pieced quilting? Couldn't resist them!! Embroidery? You betcha!!! However, if they're just printed pictures, I'd sadly pass them by.
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    I'd buy one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    Very cute! Whether or not they will sell depends on lots of factors. Price, venue, customer base, competition.... Craft/art fairs are difficult to figure out, what sells out in no time at one craft fair may not sell at all at the next one. All you can do is give it a try & see how it goes.
    I agree, it is hard to predict. I used to be a vendor at an annual craft fair, and it was always surprising what would be an instant sensation. I sold painted items and did ok most of the time. But one year, a mother and daughter brought several heating corn bags and sold them so fast, they had to leave and go get more. They did not decorate their space or anything, just used the table given and laid the bags out. People went crazy over them. But the next year, they couldn't sell them at all.

    Never know what the mood of the customer will be. I quit doing them and never looked back.

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    Very cute. Craft fairs around here have been out for some time.
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