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Thread: Any ideas for our "Boutique" at local festival

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    Super Member coastienest's Avatar
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    I am hoping you could help me with some ideas for a little boutique our guild will be having at a local festival. Some items we already have are coasters, bibs, placemats, potato bags, small purses, cosmetic bags, potholders, totes, book covers, trivets, pin cushions, pins and ornaments. I am looking to do something a little different as my contribution. Any help you can offer will be great. Thanks

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    Holiday wall hangings....I LOVE them and had no idea how easy they could be until I started learning about quilting. I won't even tell you how much I have spent on little home decor items for Christmas! Good Luck!

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    The boutique at our quilt show sold many, many back issues of magazines.

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    I made these for our guild table this last meeting and they sold fast. took about 10 minutes or less to make. One bath towel will make three. I made the spa pattern.

    http://tipnut.com/bath-towel-head-wrap/

    Also I made two of these and they sold as soon as they were set on the table. I plan on making more. I got the link from this board for the free pattern but now they aren't free.

    http://www.quiltinggems.com/patterns/pin-keepers-703

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    How about simple fabric kits.

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    I recently made coffee sleeves. Huh - what? Those little cardboard things you slip over the cup so it isn't too hot to hold. They sell well. Did you know that the average coffee-holic throws away 4.5 pounds of them each year? Mine are reversible for extra fun. Get a coffee sleeve at your local spot. Open it up and make a pattern. I used fusible fleece on the inside to make things move along quickly. Lots of info on the web ...

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    Such great ideas. Thank you so much. I am checking them all out. Keep those ideas coming !!!!

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    google, cozy-toter-casserole-dish-carrier. One of the member had a link for this it was adorable :wink:

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    http://www.ehow.com/how_4540304_make...tmas-tree.html
    I made and sold a bundle of yo-yo trees. I didn't decorate as this suggests. Just added a star on the top. Easy cute and fast.

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    Aprons are making a big come back! I have sold many in the last year.

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    I went to a local craft fair and the one thing I remember see a TON of people at was a place that sold curling iron holder things. They look something like this: http://cherishedhandmadetreasures.bl...n-holders.html
    You can put your cooling iron in it when you are traveling if your curling iron isn't cooled down. The ones I saw were a long U shape instead of coming to a point at the bottom. They also used the silver quilted ironing board fabric on the inside. They were going like hot cakes. Hope that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastienest
    I am hoping you could help me with some ideas for a little boutique our guild will be having at a local festival. Some items we already have are coasters, bibs, placemats, potato bags, small purses, cosmetic bags, potholders, totes, book covers, trivets, pin cushions, pins and ornaments. I am looking to do something a little different as my contribution. Any help you can offer will be great. Thanks
    I made needle books for our "shop" at the quilt show, scissor holders, lots of on/line patterns, scissor fobs out of beads, pretty much sold out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4boysrus
    I went to a local craft fair and the one thing I remember see a TON of people at was a place that sold curling iron holder things. They look something like this: http://cherishedhandmadetreasures.bl...n-holders.html
    You can put your cooling iron in it when you are traveling if your curling iron isn't cooled down. The ones I saw were a long U shape instead of coming to a point at the bottom. They also used the silver quilted ironing board fabric on the inside. They were going like hot cakes. Hope that helps!
    What a great idea! Looks very easy & fast to make!

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    Quilted Christmas stockings usually sell well.

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    You guys are amazing. I have spent hours online checking out all these ideas. The weekend I'll be busy trying to get some of them done. I have passed the info on to some of the other girls who are still trying to think of the "perfect" item to sew up. Thanks again!!!!

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    I often wonder how many hours you all spend on this board. I sometimes think I should be doing something else but just can't walk away. You are an awesome bunch

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