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Thread: Took a break from making quilts

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    Member Barbara Mahoney's Avatar
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    I've been off work almost three months. Ran out of quilt ideas for now. So I decided to make handbags I can sell. All are originals from my head/no patterns. I was thinking on charging $5 for the wristlets, $7 for the Kindle bags (pink & orange flowers) and I don't know how much for the others. What do you think?
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    Power Poster debcavan's Avatar
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    They are tooooo cute. I hve never see a wrist one before. What a great idea.

    I'm thinking just from knowing the time involvement that your prices are too low. But I have no idea what the market will give. People have cut back. The quilt shop owner says up to $40, people don't think too much but over that they think twice.

    I wish you a lot of luck. Hope you do well

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    They're adorable!

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    very cute.

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    Very nice.

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    You're so creative!

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    My suggestion would be $8 and $15, this will make it partially worth while.
    Good luck.

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    Very cute! It's fun to stray from the "norm".

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    Super Member Jo M's Avatar
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    Yes, very creative and very well done. Great prices too.

    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    You're so creative!

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    How can you sell them for so little? Handmade/Homemade items should be of more value than cheap imported items. Now will most people agree? I would start higher - you can always have a "sale".

    I tried selling handbags at local craft sales with some success. I could not do the set up and take down with a bad back. Plus some craft shows allow ready made imports which are cheap and homemade items can't compete. I'm not willing to work for 3 cents an hour.. . good luck.

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    Sewwwww cute!!

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    I think they should be prices a little higher. They are great.

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    I agree with Elaine. These are VERY cute and we crafters tend to undersell ourselves. I made some aprons for a co-worker and didn't feel like I could charge her s much as I should, so charged her $20 (she furnised the fabric) She paid me $25 each. Made me feel proud and lifted my thoughts on my items. We need to charge what we think is fair so we actually make some money when we sew for others. If someone doesn't want to pay for the item, then you're not making anything and may as well give them as gifts to people you love, not give them away to strangers.

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    Love them

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    Cute.

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    FUN!!

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    My favorite is the jean fabric and blue bandana very cute. :):):)

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