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Thread: Quilting craft items to sell

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    At our annual quilt show we want to have an area where we sell small craft items. We do not charge admission and need to make a little money to support club. Would appreciate ideas for things that we could make fairly easily that would sell. Thanks!

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    I just watched a video on Quilter's TV on making Log-cabin chicken blocks into pin cushions. Fast, functional, and cute.

    How about potato bags for the microwave?

    How about heating rolls (filled with rice) for neck muscles?

    How about the old standby - pot holders (especially the long one that grabs the casserole easy)?

    Pretty sure there are free patterns available.

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    Purses and totes are extremely popular right now...and if you promote those quilted totes as "insulated" shopping bags for cold and frozen foods, you should do well with them!

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    Also pincushions. Maybe different types? Finger pincushions, pillows, and I personally would buy one of the chicken pincushions -- saw one at a fabric store and fell in love!

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    Aprons.

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    Bibs for babies and adult

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    i'll bite, whats a potatoe bag?

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    I want to know what a potato bag is too.

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    http://web.archive.org/web/20071202190308/http://www.atimetostitch.com/potato_bags.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by macgma2001
    i'll bite, whats a potatoe bag?
    Don't feel bad - I learned about the potato bag here too.

    If I remember correctly, it also doubles as a tortilla warmer.

    Thanks Up North for the link.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions and if you think of any more keep the ideas coming. I've already begun sharing them with other guild members.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions and if you think of any more keep the ideas coming. I've already begun sharing them with other guild members.

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    Wallets and checkbook covers. I've seen free patterns online somewhere.

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    Cell phone caddies.

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    Pet blankets for cat or dog (to lie on, not under). I've made a cat one about 18"x15."

    I used cat fabrics, my friend used dog fabric, paw prints as I remember with a border of partying dogs. Hers was a bit larger than mine.
    I don't know about dog lovers; but, we cat people will go to extraordinary lengths and buy anything for our pet's comfort.

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    I made a set of place mats with a matching center piece and several table runners - all out of christmas fabric. They went immediately. They are easy to make and you can probably use up some of your scraps too. Good Luck. Diane

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    I make coasters that seem to sell pretty good.

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    Lavender eye pillows- make a 4 1/2X11 inch pillow, i cup of flax seeds and 1/2 cup good lavender buds. Smell fabulous and work great.

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    Someone else asked this recently. Here's the link -

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43733-1.htm

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    Our last quilt show the three best selling items were: aprons(the long lacy ones sold best), fish pin cushions, and quilted cup holders(like the kind you get at starbucks made out of cardboard) used velcro to hold them closed. Also use the starbucks cardboard as a pattern, these sold out in the first day and people were coming back to see if we had any more.
    Lucinda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    http://web.archive.org/web/20071202190308/http://www.atimetostitch.com/potato_bags.htm
    I went to the page and I see the directions but not the pictures. Is this just me or have they been removed?
    Sharon

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    Bags of all sizes, ornaments, keychains, bookmarks, photoalbum/scrapbook covers, coasters, napkins, doll quilts, wallets, aprons, cell phone case, scissor cases, laptop computer cases...

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    Runners are good, too---try holiday themed ones

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    My granddaughter went to a fun carnival at her school and brought home a little candy man around her neck. They used a round candy for the head,tootsie rolls for the arms,snack size candy bars for the body,and small rolls mints for the legs, you could use fabric for the necklace,they used ribbons. It was really cute. A little glue and candy,a great project. I can't wait for Halloween.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Also pincushions. Maybe different types? Finger pincushions, pillows, and I personally would buy one of the chicken pincushions -- saw one at a fabric store and fell in love!
    pin cushion are so hot right now !!

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