Many of you are planning for shop hops or other events in your shops and need demo ideas. These are my top picks – and the ones I will be demonstrating this summer:
Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tool
When I demonstrate this tool, at least 75% of the crowd buys it! It really is that good. Each round of logs is trimmed before the next round is added so the block is always square. Everyone who has made a log cabin knows how easy it is to have distorted and skewed blocks so this one is a no brainer! Three rounds of one inch finished logs surround a two inch finished center square – a great way for your customers to use up their stash.
Item #CGRJAW1 Retail $18.95
#2 Seam Guide
The Log Cabin Trim Tool allows you to use any strips wider than 1 1/2″ but it is a great opportunity for your customers to check their seam allowances. This handy little tool has several holes drilled in it so your customers can easily mark their seam allowance (and check it while making this quilt). At just $1.95, every quilter should have one!
Item #QPGUIDE Retail $1.95 (Available in Packages of 12)
#3 Seam Ripper With Rubberized Tip
This is a fine pointed seam ripper that has a rubberized tip that removes all of the loose threads after all of that “reverse sewing”.
Item #A019721580 Available in an Assortment of 15
#4 Heat Press Batting Together
This tape is a great way to join batting scraps – your customers love any product that actually saves them money!
Item #HP1574 Retail $7.99
#5 Frixion Pen
This is the easiest demo ever! Just plug in an iron, write on a piece of fabric – and iron it away! It is like a magic show! When this product first came out, people were concerned that it would reappear with cold – or disappear in the heat (including being left in a car). Tell them to try it on a sample first – but personally, I haven’t had any problems.
Item #FX7BLK Retail $2.69 Available in a Box of 12
Everything is in stock except the seam rippers so place your orders now so you are ready for your demo day. Remember – Checker does consignment orders so talk to your sale rep to make the arrangements!