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    A friend of mine and I have been trying to sell our quilts. We have a booth at a fair that is held each month in an upscale community here in our town in south FL. Here are a couple of pictures of our booth.
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    Good luck !!! :D

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    Looks like you have lots of beautiful items for sale and you have sunshine! Lucky lucky lucky :)

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    It sure looks good to me, I would stop and look and buy. great looking things on display.......have you had any sales yet :?: :D

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    We've actually sold only one thing at the fair, but have had several sales otherwise. At the end of March the Beach Boys are going to be here!! They are expecting 250,000 people to pass through the fair... surely three or four will purchase SOMETHING!!! We are hoping to hand out alot of cards and sell products. We are trying to think of things to attract people to the booth to purchase and then hand out cards for future sales. We will have pillows, pillow cases, aprons, bags, bibs (maybe) etc. to sell along with our quilts.. table runners. Everyone who comes by loves our stuff but just haven't bought much yet.

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    The Beach Boys show sounds like a great opportunity. Hope you sell lots. :D
    Good luck!! :D

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    Sound like people may have a use for a tote bag.......something for the kids that sells for a few dollars..........small purse sewing kits for the ladies.....the ones with threaded needles and a couple buttons good luck

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    You have a lot of nice items. What are your prices like. I have been trying to come up with ways to make my crafts, at least, pay for themselves.

    Please let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reva
    We've actually sold only one thing at the fair, but have had several sales otherwise. At the end of March the Beach Boys are going to be here!! They are expecting 250,000 people to pass through the fair... surely three or four will purchase SOMETHING!!! We are hoping to hand out alot of cards and sell products. We are trying to think of things to attract people to the booth to purchase and then hand out cards for future sales. We will have pillows, pillow cases, aprons, bags, bibs (maybe) etc. to sell along with our quilts.. table runners. Everyone who comes by loves our stuff but just haven't bought much yet.
    from experience... small items sell!! remember you are probably going to get alot of people travelling from far away and they may not have the room to pack anything big in their luggage....

    Good luck with it!! Its a great feeling when you sell your work!

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    Our prices vary from item to item... our table runners can be from $15 - $50 or $60. Our lap quilts are usually $160, baby blankets from $35 on - the bags we sell for $35 for small and $45 for large. We have stockings ranging from $10 - $25. We have a set of paper (material) dolls for $35. It has a doll and several outfits in a booklet - really cute.

    Thanks for the encouragement, all. I hope we can make a real go of this... those traveling, as it was stated, can fit in smaller items - and maybe ORDER larger ones to be mailed home!! :) Here's hoping!!

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    I've done a few booths like this. I find if you have an item for under $5.00 you can sell lots and at least pay for the space. I make dish towels out of 'birdseye diaper material' hard to find lately. I then take a strip of fabric, or strip of border print, put it at one end, make sure all sides are dobule hemmed. I sell them for $2.50-$3.00 each depending on venue. I usually make at least two of each fabric design as I quickly learned most people buy 2. good luck, I envy your sunshine

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    Marieg,

    What is bird's eye diaper material and where do you usually find it?
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    Good luck selling lots of merchandise!

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    Here it is at hancocks http://www.hancockfabrics.com/jump.jsp?itemType=PRODUCT&itemID=8929

    I want some to use..show us a picture of the ones you made marie

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    I wish I could come down and join you, it sounds like fun. In keeping with the Beach Boys theme, how bout some smaller items with flip-flops on?

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    Moonpi,

    Great idea - I have a pattern with flip flops on it... hmm-mmm-mm. My friend is on her way here now - we are going to WalMart to see if they have bird's eye diapers - if not, Target does and we'll go there - improvise with these instead of the material - so we can get them finished quickly - I'll post more pictures... I PROMISE - we've had some life happening around here and I haven't had a chance yet, but things seem to be in order more now so... tonight I'll post some pictures.

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    I used to sell crafts at these kinds of fairs. People will buy little inexpenseve stuff for their children. If you can sew up a quick stuffed flannel doll with soft stuffing from these are really popular. You have to use fabric markers for eyes and mouth (no buttons for little tykes). Just a ribbon around the neck for decoration.

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    How about cell phone holders? Here's a free "use me and share me" pattern

    http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com...one-pouch.html


    They wouldn't take up much space and you could work them up fast.

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    Good luck with sales! Sounds like you'll get plenty of traffic with the Beach Boys there. Everyone's ideas are great. Free samples are a big draw too. Even if it's penny candy. Get them in your booth and they'll HAVE to buy something!

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