Sell The Quilts You’ve Made

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Sell The Quilts You’ve Made Once you have created a couple or 10 quilts you might want to consider selling them. You can give them away to friends and family members and you can even sell them for FUN AND PROFIT. After all, you will need to recoup all that money and time you spent creating your fabulous creations and what better way than to sell a few. Of course, the more inventory you can create before you decide to sell the better. And the more the make the faster you will get at making them. There are various avenues for selling your quilts and Spring and Fall are probably the better times to try and sell them. You can pay the fees for a booth at a local quilting show or even pay the smaller fees at your local Flea and Farmers Market. But if you don’t want to…

A Quilting Weekend with Friends

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They never seem to come often enough — weekends spent quilting with friends. A lot of projects were waiting to go along with me, but I mainly worked on just a couple. I never empty very many bobbins, but that’s not the point of the weekends. It’s the getting together, relaxing, and sharing that’s important (sharing food, advice, stories, and friendship). I’ll show my projects next time. For now, here are the much more impressive projects shared by the other “retreaters.” (1) Georgia has been working on her scrappy 12″ pineapple blocks and put them all together on Saturday. Pattern is from Positively Pineapple. She will be adding a border. (2) I think the spiderweb Q made by Becky is from a Fons and Porter pattern, but I didn’t find it in their “Best of Scrap Quilts,” as I thought I would. Triangles are 6″ tall. (3) Following her pattern,…

A Guide On How To Quilt

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Many sewers begin their journey by wanting to sew a quilt for themselves or their loved ones. A quilt which when done well is a treasured gift which is past down like an heirloom. But these should not just become aspirations as at the beginning it looks like a huge task. It is not such a tough task as you think if you can follow the instructions. A few tips that you should keep in mind is that start small and with a simple design, do not attempt to start with a quilt for a cot, but instead try cushion cover or something on those lines which will give you the confidence to do something bigger. Choose fabric: You can choose many fabrics for your quilt which can be of a single color or multicolored. IF you are selecting fabrics which are different, then you should match the colors and…

Tips On Machine Quilting

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After many days of effort, you are now past sewing the quilt top and are now ready to start the process of quilting. It is essential that you do everything right as you do not want to undo all the effort of sewing the quilt top by messing up now. To ensure that all the time, money and effort that you have put into this project does not go waste, here are a few tips that can come handy when you are machine quilting. Needle: The needle you use on your machine is very critical to the success of your project. So it is a great idea to start with a new needle, are you asking yourself why. The answer is that first of all an old needle will not last the entire workload of quilting, and it is also seen that as the needle gets old, it starts to…

How To Sell Your Quilts

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If you have decided to sell the quilts that you have made, there are numerous options available. You can start with local shops and then move ahead of the ladder and sell at handicrafts events.Online sale through social media is also another great way to start selling your work. Social media: A great way to interact with your future customers. You can use your creativity to tell a story of how you started this work; the more inspiring the story is, the better your work sells. Also, you should mention what differentiators you have from others who display their art. A visual representation will work wonders for your sales. Pictorial representation: You may have the most beautiful, well-designed quilts. Unless these are visually represented, they will not grab the attention of the customers. You should get professional photographers to click high-quality images of your product if you are planning to…

Learn To Make A T-Shirt Quilt

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If you are among those who are sentimental about throwing away your favorite T-shirts, then one of the ways of keeping it for a longer time is to make a quilt out of it. You need not worry about the patterns or designs they can be done the way you want, complex or straightforward. The technique for sewing a T-shirt quilt is slightly different from the normal one. But before you start out with this unique designed quilts, there are a few things to consider. ● The number of T-shirts that you have for this project ● Size of the Tshirt and the size of the quilt you want to sew ● Are you planning to sash the quilt and if yes what is the purpose to do it. You can also make the quilt larger by using borders if the goal of uses sashing is to make it big.?…

Essential Machine Quilting Hacks

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Quilting on a sewing machine is quite tricky for a beginner. If you have decided that you will use a device to sew your quilt, then you should ensure that you get your machine ready for the task at hand. Start with a small quilt: If you have just started to sew and consider yourself a beginner, then it is beneficial to start with a little project. If you start big and mess up, then you will never have the confidence to do it again. Go with a maximum of 50 inches which is an optimal size for a beginner anything less will be too tiny for your liking. You should have enough fabric so that it rests well in your hand and you do not sew your fingers. Use safety pins to pin down the fabric: When you are sewing the panels or even quilting, it is best to…