Tis the season when you have an opportunity to introduce new customers to quilting. Be prepared! When family members walk in and want to buy something because a relative wants to learn how to quilt, have a display ready. Don’t forget to include information on beginning quilting classes that will be starting after the first of the year – and gift certificates to classes as well.
Here are a few suggestions which you probably already have in stock! It is all in the presentation…
There are several beginning quilting books on the market. This is my favorite because it not only teaches the basics of quilting, it also explains the terminology! Jeri includes the “language” of quilting that experienced quilters take for granted such as fat quarters. Now that is a TRUE beginners guide!
Item #L113350 Retail $24.95
For those who are inspired to learn to quilt by watching Alex Anderson on T.V., her book is always a top seller.
Item #10708 Retail $14.95
We all know that the tools make a difference. Why not start with the best? The #1 selling Creative Grids ruler of all time is the 6 1/2″ x 24 1/2″ ruler. It spans the width of a rotary mat and is the width of the most common border width – a must have for all quilters. This should be in every quilter’s sewing room.
Item CGR24 Retail $24.00
Or, why not choose the Stripology ruler? It is the perfect choice for beginners or those who are afraid of a traditional cutter or may have carpal tunnel issues. Why not teach them how to cut their rotary cutting time by 75% right from the beginning????
Item #CGRGE1 Retail $54.95
The 18″ x 24″ Olfa cutting mat is the most popular size.
Item #RM-SG Retail $32.99
This quick change rotary cutter is the best selling rotary cutter…
Item #RTY2C Retail $17.99
Display these items – or your personal preferences – in one place and let your staff know to recommend these products when the questions arise. Have newsletters right there so the newbies know how to contact you! Remind your customers that these are the perfect gifts for THEIR friends. Why not offer a free class to everyone who brings a new quilter to a class?