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    Super Member KimmieH's Avatar
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    Im doing a small craft show at my church in April....Its not the type of show that a $200 quilt sells at easilly, so I need to have some inexpensive items as well...like under $20..maybe under $10 even.
    Any suggestions? Im already thinking mugrugs...but need more.

    What works for you? tutorial links would be great !

    thanks :mrgreen:

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    Rice bags sell well where I live~might work in NY too~people here use them a lot more when it is cold!

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    pot holders?

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    try this link - lots of ideas!

    {url}http://tipnut.com/category/crafts/{/url}
    select 'Crafts' at top of page

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    Cute pin cushions?

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    Do a Search and type in Tea Bag Wallet there's a wonderful tute on it. They're easy and fun to make and ladies seem to love them. Just be sure and put the tea bags in BEFORE marking where to sew on the button.

    I've also had some pretty good success with the hourglass or four patch sew and flip coasters. Cut your fabric anywhere from 4 1/2" to 5 1/2", three of one fabric, two of a coordinating fabric for each coaster. Fold two of each in half either to make a triangle (for the hourglass) or a rectangle for the 4 patch. Also cut a thin batting the same size for each coaster. lay your batting down and one piece of fabric unfolded face up on top of the batting. Then lay down on of your folded pieces, raw edges out. Put a coordinating color on the next corner half on, half off the folded piece you just put on, raw edges out. Do this until the top is covered. When you put the last folded piece on, lift the bottom of the first folded piece and tuck half the last piece under it. You should now have something that looks like an hourglass block or a 4patch. Sew 1/4" all the way around the outer edge, trim the corners and then flip the folded edges to the batting side. The tighter you can get the center when putting it together the tighter it will be in front when you flip them. I usually tie 4 to 6 of these together with a frayed piece of fabric(if I've used country fabrics) or ribbon for batiks. You can also, if you choose, do a row of "quilting" around the inside edge after you flip them, or even sew the inside folded edges down.

    Decorative tea light holders, silicone cup cake cups, etc. make beautiful pin cushions. Hot glue will not work on silicone but your local Micheals or similar store should have a glue that will work. I get the tea light holders at garage sales and thrift stores.

    here's a picture of some of my pincushions. Just cut a circle of fabric, sew around the edge, stuff with batting or fiber fill and pull your stuffed yo yo shut, then glue it in
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    Bible Covers-- http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-42616-1.htm
    Book Marks...Fabric Bowls-- check the tutes here on the board

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    thanks, i need a bible cover for my small bible that i keep in the trike
    Quote Originally Posted by AgapeStitches
    Bible Covers-- http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-42616-1.htm
    Book Marks...Fabric Bowls-- check the tutes here on the board

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    Check out a posting called "Over my Morning Coffee" that just came up----absolutely beautiful and looked to be simple to make.

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    I have heard Snap Bags are fairly easy and they are cute! I think there's a tutorial on this site.

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    great ideas here....thanks :)

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    whats a snap bag? and what do you use it for?

    Quote Originally Posted by candikhan
    I have heard Snap Bags are fairly easy and they are cute! I think there's a tutorial on this site.

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    Placemats, I find it sells better if its an item people can use as opposed to collect dust!

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    If it's before Easter, then I'd think any item Easter related would be a good seller also. Maybe the fabric bowls (some with handles) in Easter colors shown with little eggs in them for hints.

    Spring time aprons for big & little people both.

    Wall hangings of Easter / Spring designs -- like they hang on flagpoles too.

    Cookie mix in a jar

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    its end of april ..so after Easter...just before mothers day though!

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    I do placemats, aprons-adult and children, Novelty pillowcases ( a great way to use up scraps), pot holders, zippered humbug bags, individual quits squares as wall-hangings (cheater squares work well), lined baskets, Christmas stockings, Mail-holders.......

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    Speaking of pot holders I have started putting insul-brite between my crocheted pot holders or even quilted ones. A friend of mine got the tips of her fingers burnt and she sued the person. Make sure that what ever you do that the items you make to sell are safe.

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    What great ideas ... RaptureReady, love your pincushions! Hope you will share with us what you make for the fair and what sold the best.

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    whenever I make potholder I put a pan in the oven and let it get hold, so I can test them, I hold them at least for a 15 to 20 seconds
    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah12687
    Speaking of pot holders I have started putting insul-brite between my crocheted pot holders or even quilted ones. A friend of mine got the tips of her fingers burnt and she sued the person. Make sure that what ever you do that the items you make to sell are safe.

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    Check this link where the same topic was discussed a few days ago.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-86508-1.htm

    It has a lot of ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdieClay
    What great ideas ... RaptureReady, love your pincushions! Hope you will share with us what you make for the fair and what sold the best.

    I can't take credit for them, Dotcom is the one that showed how to make them. I just copied her idea and made some for to hand out at a quilting retreat that I was attending. I loved her idea and they were so much fun to make.

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    I had luck the last craft fair with keychains like this. I sold them for $4 each. I used to have a website before I got married and moved, and I sold them for $4 plus $1 shipping.

    Excuse the picture, was taken with my cell phone.
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    Big, Plump Red fabric Apples. So Cute

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    Eye glass cases Thread scap holders for other quilters or sewers> Diane C.

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    I do a couple craft fairs like that. It seems that small change purses or handbags sell. How about "Baked potato bags" ot pot holders

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