If you truly are just a “quilt shop”, you are missing a wealth of business! Over 80% of the top 100 patterns on the Checker website are NOT quilts. Creating a quilt is an amazing experience but everyone wants instant gratification. Why not offer a series of classes that can actually be completed in class? And, as a bonus, choose projects that make great gifts as well. Make one in class, and then send them home with the supplies to make them for all of their friends!
Here are my top six choices to get you started:
This apron pattern is one of my favorites. It comes in two sizes so kids can have fun in the kitchen as well….
Item #ATK176 Retail $9.50
These Sweetpea Pods can be made with 10″ squares. Talk about easy to kit!
Item #LGD135 Retail $10.00
The hardware is included in the pattern:
Item #LGD137 Retail $13.50
It just takes a fat quarter – and the hardware is included in the pattern! How easy is that???
Item #FQG120 Retail $13.00
This is the new version of he classic Diva Wallet. Choose a different option – with the same great clasp.
Item #SMC824 Retail $10.00
This placemat or table runner has a classic look and is quilt as you go!
Item #TLP1234 Retail $9.50
Why not help your customers have a stockpile of gifts for the coming year? These would all be great Valentine’s Day; birthday; Mother’s Day gifts…
You can make ALL of these samples in the amount of time it would take to make ONE quilt sample! Use your time wisely. Don’t forget to take the time to display all of the companions with the projects and include pre-cuts!