Every time I think that Nancy can’t top herself, she does! Her newest book – Count On It – is a fabric calendar with changeable banners for each month, each holiday, and even bonus ideas to help each family celebrate their own special moments! I shared a little bit about this in an earlier post, but there is nothing like seeing the real thing!
What a great Block of the Month program! You could even have these kitted by the register – and have them pick up a kit each month. But don’t forget to kit the numbers! There are also additional banners for birthdays, etc. so you won’t be able to stop at 12! More than enough is always a good thing…..
Item #ATH543B Retail $18.00
In the past, it was not easy to kit these kinds of projects….but that just got a whole lot easier! To keep her books affordable, Nancy overlaps shapes in her books. This saved on printing costs and was not a problem when tracing. Now, however, she offers these patterns on her website by project. They are grouped by color so that it is easy to kit and sew these projects.
For a nominal fee, you can download the templates so that they can be copied directly to Print-N-Fuse and included with the fabric in the kits. Your customers will feel so spoiled, they will be beside themselves! In class they simply chop around the shapes for each fabric, iron it on and start cutting. They can easily cut and position a banner – and even finish the stitching if they bring a sewing machine. When is the last time your customers actually finished their project in class???
We want them to take it to work the next day and tell everyone how easy it was! And it WAS easy because Nancy did so much of the work for you! But, remember! If we expect our designers to spoil us like this, we need to respect their copyrights! You can not run copies on paper OR Print-N-Fuse without having each customer buy the book!!! It just isn’t fair!
Item #PNF12 Retail $11.99 (12 Sheets)
Item #PNF25 Retail $18.99 (25 Sheets)
Item #PNF100 Retail $55.99 (100 Sheets)
Start a Calendar of the Month program today! After all, they need to get the numbers and January done before the first of the year! Cut out fabric squares; run the appropriate patterns on Print-N-Fuse; and order a boatload of books because you will need them!
The frames are due to arrive the end of the month, so order them now! These are going to be a hot item – and keeping up with demand is always a problem!
Item #89487 Retail $ 22.00
And the buttons and pins that go with this book are absolutely adorable – and give each month that awe factor!
Item #ATH9281G Retail $35.36
Check out her latest fabric line that will make these banners shine! Visit our website: http://www.checkerdist.com/products/fabrics/?f_l=5612&page=1&f_d=30114
Get organized now so your customers know you are planning this for the coming year. The stand, buttons, and book would be great Christmas gifts! And remember, your customers will want to give these as gifts too! How fun is it to send friends and relatives a banner each month to keep in touch. That is what memories are made of! My grandchildren will love it!