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    I am looking for ideas for a local craft sale. Last year I made Potatoe bags and pot holders - they were very popular - trying to come up with new patterns - so has anyone seen any new fun patterns for pot holders? I am thinking that I will make those bowl holders for putting a bowl in a microwave. If any one has any ideas I would love to hear them and links to patterns. Thanks...Otis

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    My sister did a bunch of oven mits but made two covers for every one heat-resistant mit. She said they went over really well, especially since she used fabric for local sports teams.

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    I am hearing that Teapot cozies are the rage right now...

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    Went to a Craft Show on Friday and the biggest sellers were "Snap Bags" in all different sizes. Covers for e-readers were also popular. Runners, mug rugs, wall hangings didn't seem to be selling well while I was there.

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    Those pot pinchers are very cool, I really like them cause they are small and do not get into the food like the regular ones. However they do not work well if you do not use the reflective batting.

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    Hmmmmmm, I am thinking and will be watching here for all your wonderful ideas!

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    simple tissue holders, easy to do and folks usually buy more than one for gifts

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    Aprons have made a HUGE come back , a good demand for Mother & daughter sets as well as Father and son sets. Tote bags is slowing a bit. Seems every quilter is trying to sell the bow tuck bag or similiar... lot of $$ invested and labor for not good money.
    Tablerunners in elegant fabrics and flatter batting are very popular. I just had a show and sold 30 runners , could have sold more if I had the inventory. I came home with No runners.I saw runners being sold in an another booth all with the puffier batting ...she sold one!
    Not sure what type of show you are doing but play to the overall budget of the show... if its upscale or just a small local ..

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    I went to a craft fair Saturday and seen alot of aprons, mug rugs and quilts.

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    What about the sleeves for plastic bags made from a tea towel. There is a tutorial on QB.

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    Little wallets, or those snap bags, definitely do those microwave bowls. I am making some for a craft fair too. I use mine most everyday. Table runners or toppers might be good, maybe in Christmas fabric. I am doing some. My fair is the weekend after thanksgiving. What about crayon rolls? Well those are some of the things I am making so far. I am also doin the microwave potato bags, I know I like mine and they work great. What did you sell yours for last year, I was thinking around $8, does that sound good? Good luck!

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    I haven't seen a tute for the microwave bowls. Is there one on here?

    Thanks!!!

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    I just did a show here on Sat. Sold lots of runners, they were flatter, also sold several baby and crib quilts. Sold a few wall hangings and mini quilts. My mother sold out of the raggedy Ann dolls she makes. I had her change their clothes to more modern fabrics and colors and they sold great. Did not sell any tissue holders or totes. Have another show Dec. 3 , will post what sells at that one after.

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    Love all of the ideas-sounds like everyone did well. Especially the table runners.

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    it will be interesting to see all the ideas posted.

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    How about quilted ornaments?

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