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    100+ tissue covers later...............

    I've not counted the tissue covers yet-----------but I bet I'm getting close to 100. I keep finding more bits of fabric--------today did some Christmas, a couple Valentines, a couple flags.

    AND THEN found the zip lock bag where I had started some very simple gift baggies a couple years ago.

    I've got to get back to the quilt for a gal at church-----------she lost a leg in a motorcycle accident and I'm making a personal sized quilt for her. 80% done.
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    ​I have seen a few diff. patterns for the small purse tissue covers, which one are you using?
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    I'm going to a bazaar but haven't taken tissue covers. How much can you sell them for? No competetion to you, I'm on the West coast
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppquilter View Post
    ​I have seen a few diff. patterns for the small purse tissue covers, which one are you using?
    One that had a pictorial tutorial on here. Posted just a few days ago in an easy Christmas item thread. Sorry I don't remember names worth a hoot. Easy. and cute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyElisabeth View Post
    I'm going to a bazaar but haven't taken tissue covers. How much can you sell them for? No competetion to you, I'm on the West coast
    Don't ask me about money, most of my stuff is given away! I have seen them on the net for $4-5 which is way too high in my opinion. Some gals said they were charging $2 which seems logical. I'm taking some to my club and will sell them for $1.25 with the quarter going to the club. THE FABRIC IS ALL SCRAP! I don't intend to get rich, but I am saving up for a lap-top so the cash will help. AND, I've got a couple chance auctions to donate to, as well as I've given some to family and friends so far.
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    I did the easy tissue holder from QB last year for a craft show last year and sold about 15 at $1.50 ea. This year I will be doing the ones from the little shirt pattern. They are so cute but they will be more money so I will see how many I sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I did the easy tissue holder from QB last year for a craft show last year and sold about 15 at $1.50 ea. This year I will be doing the ones from the little shirt pattern. They are so cute but they will be more money so I will see how many I sell.

    $1.50 seems quite reasonable for the easy ones!
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    Depends where you are. I think that $1.50 is away too low for anywhere these days. Don't undervalue your work. It takes time to cut, press, sew.

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    Little shirt pattern????? Sounds interesting...is it a pattern you bought? if so where...is it hard or really time consuming to make. I do craft sales in fall and this might be of interest.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...r-t107636.html

    This is the one I've used. Very easy & cute!

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    The little shirt pattern was from the magazine Quilts and More Magazine a while back. Segasal did the original post under "cute little shirts" I think. The first shirt took about an hour to make but I can do them in about 15 minutes now. A do the tissue holders as a way to get people to look at my stuff hoping they will buy other things too. Craft Shows have been slow here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashana View Post
    Depends where you are. I think that $1.50 is away too low for anywhere these days. Don't undervalue your work. It takes time to cut, press, sew.
    I would feel like I was ripping someone off to charge $4-5 for a tissue cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiemay View Post
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...r-t107636.html

    This is the one I've used. Very easy & cute!
    Thanks. This is the pattern and tutorial I used. Very easy!
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    Anyone knoa the tute for the shirt

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    100 Tissue holders!!! WOW .. that alot of sneezing and running noses(LOL)! Bet you had fun with all your scraps. It would be fun to see a photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    Thanks. This is the pattern and tutorial I used. Very easy!
    I've used this one too! Really like it...it takes me longer to pick out the fabric than it does to make them.
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    I find this so interesting, because I have never in all my life ever bought those little packs of tissues. I just grab a stack and stick them in the corner of my purse, or in my pocket. So I question who actually buys them? I have thought of making some too, but I don't know anyone around here that would even use one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post
    I find this so interesting, because I have never in all my life ever bought those little packs of tissues. I just grab a stack and stick them in the corner of my purse, or in my pocket. So I question who actually buys them? I have thought of making some too, but I don't know anyone around here that would even use one.
    I used to do the same but tissues often got messy in purse. Used this tute to make covers and was amazed as how easy they were - and nice looking. Made them as a little Valentine's gift for teachers in my granddaughter's daycare. They were a big hit!

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    I may have to try making some then. Thanks.

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    I have made some of these but am having trouble finding tissues that open from the front and not the top, which brand do you use. Thanks

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    I make those too, put tissue in them and sell them for $3.00. I think this is reasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    Don't ask me about money, most of my stuff is given away! I have seen them on the net for $4-5 which is way too high in my opinion. Some gals said they were charging $2 which seems logical. I'm taking some to my club and will sell them for $1.25 with the quarter going to the club. THE FABRIC IS ALL SCRAP! I don't intend to get rich, but I am saving up for a lap-top so the cash will help. AND, I've got a couple chance auctions to donate to, as well as I've given some to family and friends so far.
    I sell these at a local small shop and sell them for $3. I include a package of tissue inside it as well.....very convenient for the purchaser. I buy the 10-12 pack of tissues at Walmart or Target for minimal cost so well worth the llittle extra effort. Never sold them at craft shows though....did other items.
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    I agree. I used them all the time. Get them in bulk at Costco and use them in my purse. Keeps my tissues from getting all frayed. I am going to try this pattern. Thanks for posting it!

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    Most of the tissues that I have seen open in the front. I don't think I have seen those that open from the top. Kleenex, costco, Wal-Mart, Target all have tissues that open in the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacup View Post
    I've used this one too! Really like it...it takes me longer to pick out the fabric than it does to make them.

    I pulled out a scrap bag, cut the linings from solids or nondescript prints. Then I cut out outsides from pretty prints-------------then I sorted, for the first 50 or so. After that I did some holiday stuff that needed red or white: Christmas, Valentines day, patriotic. I did manage to make a very few masculine covers.

    SOMEWHERE in this house is a huge bag of pants legs, denim, khaki, black, navy, some far out prints that I had left over from doing a few dozen shopping bags. I NEED THEM NOW. But I can't find them. I can't image that I got rid of them.

    I like a bit heavier lining since some of my prints were rather light weight.
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