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Thread: Do you know a good project to sell at quilt shows?

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    Our club needs a small project to sell and make a profit for the club at the next quilt show. Any ideas?

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    Potato bags, grocery bags (they are so popular now, everyone is going green) mini wall hangings.

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    Nametags. Our guild wants everyone to wear a nametag and some people just don't want to make their own but are willing to buy one ready-made. So if your guild expects everyone to wear nametags, make them and sell them.

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    Pot holders, place mats, table runners, candle mats

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    How about postcard made from photos of guild members quilts? Or make quick stationary using fabric scraps. Or perhaps fabric luggage tags for those bringing their machines to classes. Or scissors minders -- you know those short beaded things that can personalize your scissors so they don't inadvertantly walk away. Or maybe rotary cutter holders made from quilted pot holders or decorated eyeglasses cases.

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    I have a pattern for a double handle potholder which is really neat. I like Sharon b's ideas. Easy peasy but personalized.

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    Thanks for posting. I need ideas too.

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    The little wieghted waste bags that hang from the table, sewing mats with the pockets in them, remote control minders (those chair caddy things), chatalaines, mini quilt pins, or those tiny quilted keychains (there's a tutorial thread on here--posted around the end of May)

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    Lots of good ideas from the other posts, but also, pincushions are so easy to make. allpeoplequilt.com has several different kinds you can make and they are sooooo simple. Now they come in all shapes and sizes.

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    TOTES! The ones that are a little taller than what we usually see.

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    Pincushions and scrap catchers.

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    Luggage tags; small over the shoulder zipper bags, mouse pads, ruler holders (i made one to hang from a hanger in my closet); paperback book covers, tissue holders, coupon holders, coin holders, makeup bags, passport wallets. Gee, I can think of lots, which I had the time to make!!!!

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    How about baby bibs? :thumbup:

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    Sewing machine covers! I would buy a pretty one.

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    why not have everyone go through their sewing rooms and donate the things they are not using then have a "Country Store" with garage sale prices. We did this and made over $1,000. Not all items need to be sewing related just in good condition. You could call it Treasure Island, Country Store, etc. The key is no dirty or junky items and low prices. Gently used is good but worn out is not.

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    pillow covers...just make the cover they can get the form but show one all done with a form. little girl bags made with two blocks.

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    I was cleaning out my garage last week and came across this baby bib. I went and bought a bunch of washclothes at BIG LOTS! for cheap to make these. I am going to make these for a charity, but I bet they would be great sellers at craft sales and easy to make.

    The closure is sticky velcro dots.
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    Bibs for adults.

    You can call them spaghetti catchers or something clever.

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    Aprons are always nice.

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    matchbook needle cases posted by another member

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44414-1.htm

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    wine glass coasters to fit onto wine glass and travel with the glass...tried to find link to what I've made but no luck,

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    wine bags - like a skinny tote bag to carry a wine bottle.

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    Wow, you all have given me some great ideas. My husband just received notice that he will be layed off the end of August. He didn't make it to retirement, 4 years short of full pension. Fortune 50 company. Is the economy getting better? All these ideas will help. Thanks!

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    Wear-on-a-finger pin-cushions - the pincushion uses a bottle cap for its base and elastic to hold the pincushion on your finger

    Hanging ruler holders - a couple of them have been shown on this forum

    wooden ruler holders - if you have someone handy with wood - they look comparatively easy to make.

    Mini ironing boards - maybe 15 x 15? - with a hard (wood) base - I have a June Tailor cutting mat/pressing side combination - but if I do a lot of ironing/pressing on it at one time, the cutting mat gets unhappy.

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    I love Quiltmarms idea, love those kinds of sales!

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