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Thread: Ideas for small projects to make for a craft fair

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    Junior Member angelahen's Avatar
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    Hi
    Does anyone have any brilliant ideas for small things I can make for a craft fair. they need to be relatively quick to make. Already have tissue cases, book covers, mug rugs butr more suggestions would be great.

    thank you

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    Pot holders, aprons, quilted refrigerator magnets and pin cushions.

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    Think of something for kids...maybe puppets, furbabies, or fabric 'checker boards' with unique playing pieces and bags to store it all in. I've seen some made up and they're really cute.

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    How about those 'oven dresses' that someone was making? they're cute, and fairly simple...

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    Our guild sold a lot lot lot of quilted key chains, quilted book marks, table runners, lots of small things as opposed to the larger things.

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    How about Coralee's crock pot cozies?
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-61326-1.htm

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    If you're near where folks gather for Civil War re-inactments, then think of sun bonnet and apron combos. I made some for my daughter and sister, who wore them to different states' re-inactments and both had women beg to buy them they looked so old. I had made both of them from old fabrics with small flowers and had bleached the colors almost out of them before cutting.

    I suspect this might be a bigger price asked so maybe just a couple for test purposes.

    Toaster covers or Crock pot covers? I have a quilted glass cover I made for my breakfast diet Pepsi, keeps my hands warm, I love icy drinks. I put a layers of batting on the bottom too, and change them every few days for drying.

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    People love to buy things for their dogs and cats!

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    People also love to buy things for their children and grandchildren ---- pillow cases! In novelty prints, especially princesses and sports and dogs/cats. I've had good luck from them, just by word of mouth Adults love them too - in florals, but they stress about it matching their bed.

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    Keychains, it was the only think i sold at my last craft fair.

    http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/Mer...?Screen=KEYFOB

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    pillowcases, crayon/coloring book totes, nook/kindle holder

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    tote bag, coffee cup cozy (I made some for X-mas gifts and they were well received and very quick and easy to make)

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    luggage tags - the brighter the better

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    My favorite is pillow cases from novelty fabric. What about Riversong's table toppers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by melslove
    Keychains, it was the only think i sold at my last craft fair.

    http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/Mer...?Screen=KEYFOB
    I bought one at the last craft fair I attended. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melslove
    Keychains, it was the only think i sold at my last craft fair.

    http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/Mer...?Screen=KEYFOB
    those are nice. Our gals made minature blocks, (stars, log cabins, etc.) Attached the key ring with a sewn bit of the binding and people couldn't get enough. We had people come by several times after we sold out wanting to buy more. We couldn't have our sewing machines in there, but we will next year!

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    Here are a few ideas I teach.

    My free tutorials on the Quilted Paradise Newsletter
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/230-jzl.jsp - cell phone case
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/231-uzl.jsp - bookmarks
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/232-uid.jsp - softbox pincushion 1st half
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/233-uid.jsp - softbox pincushion 2nd half
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/067-ezl.jsp - keychains
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/038-oqk.jsp - mouse pad--star point
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/235-zez.jsp - Ways to go beyond Quilts

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36995-1.htm - Butterflys magnets
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-53469-1.htm - Sunbonnet Sue magnets

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    This website has a lot of ideas. Scroll down the page for a tutorial on making some neat coasters for wine glasses:
    http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/sear...ter%20tutorial

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    If you do other things than sew or quilt a friend bought me for Christmas at a craft fair a keychain made from a silver spoon with my initial on it and a towel rack made from a silver pie server. The handle was bent up and a small hole was put in the end to hang it on the wall. Very nice and easy to make and seems to be very popular right now.

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    I recieved a great gift for Christmas from a friend. She bought some cute fleece cut it about 9 inch wide by the link for the salvage to salvage edge. Then she cut the ends up to 3 inch x 1/2 to make the fringe. She embroidery it with the letter of my first name. I love it quick and easy.

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    coasters..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    I recieved a great gift for Christmas from a friend. She bought some cute fleece cut it about 9 inch wide by the link for the salvage to salvage edge. Then she cut the ends up to 3 inch x 1/2 to make the fringe. She embroidery it with the letter of my first name. I love it quick and easy.
    Great idea! Did she hem the long edges or just cut and leave that way?

    Oops, I just now saw the picture. Looks like she cut the length and left it that way, right?

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    table runners, hot mats, journal covers, book covers, coasters, candle mats, quilted post cards,

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    Tote bags, fabric hobo purses, novelty pillow cases, jewellry keepers, tea cozies, mini sewing kits, cell phone cases, needle kits, table runners, placemats and napkins, headbands for adults and babies

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    how about those oven mits?

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