This time of year, you have two types of customers – those who quilt and those who don’t! Obvious, isn’t it??? But, in this case, the quilters are looking for quick, easy gift ideas that they can make in an afternoon. Check out the Top 20 patterns on our website: http://www.checkerdist.com/products/patterns
Order in a supply of them now and set up a display. Have a ready answer – and supply of products when your customers come in looking for that last minute project idea.
Consider kitting them as well. The greatest gift you can give your customers this time of year is the gift of time! Many of them are simple hot pads, table runners, etc. so save your customers time by pulling appropriate fabrics and fat quarters. And don’t forget the Insul-Bright – they will need the correct batting!
But, for those customers who want to try something new, Poorhouse Quilt Designs released several patterns that feature a mold-able stabilizer, Inn-Spire. These are fast, easy and fun – and not your grandmother’s quilt project!
These leaf bowls are a great way to start…
Item #PQD176 Retail $9.00
Then, why not have a class or sample of the pointsettia? T’is the Season…
Item #pQD178 Retail $9.00
Butterflies are not just for Spring! My granddaughters would love these all over their room…
Item #PQD181 Retail $9.00
There are two types of this moldable product available: Inn-Spire Plus (Item #IC4350) and Bosal Heat Moldable Double Sided Fusible Plus Stabilizer (Item #491B). Both retail for $19.99.
Why not kit the pattern and stabilizer for quick Christmas gifts? Offer a class after the first of the year that can be purchased now as a gift certificate.
The folks at Quilt in a Day have hit the top 20 with their new pattern – Braid in a Day. The template is included. She did a video for Checker You at quilt market. I haven’t seen it yet, but have heard that this video is so good that this pattern is going to go through the roof!!! It will be up very soon – and when you see how easy it is, you will definitely add it to your class line-up.
Item #1282QD Retail $10.00
These new patterns are perfect gifts for customers who are shopping for the quilters in their life! Offer them something so new that they won’t have to worry about duplicates!