When I owned a quilt shop, the madness started the day school started! That’s when quilters start planning for Christmas and harried mothers have a little time for themselves! These same ladies are thinking about what they would like for Christmas – so why not entice them with your top picks??? You could even have gift cards nearby so they could give them to their significant other to guarantee that he buys the right thing!
This is much simpler than you think! With very little effort you can increase sales. For the Open House, we ran out and got some pretty red ribbon and tied a few bows! Turn ordinary into festive just by tying a knot!
Nancy Zieman has designed a new template for Clover that makes quick work out of covers for your Kindle, IPAD, and Nook. Teach this as a class so your customers can make them for everyone on their wish list.
Item #9570CV Retail $19.95
Buttermilk Basin has some great Block of the Month programs that would be great gift sets. Check out our website to see the complete collection: www.checkerdist.com/products/search?keywords=buttermilk+basin&relatedto=
Throw in some wools by In the Patch Designs and your customers will be thrilled! www.checkerdist.com/products/search?v=B397 Did I mention that they debuted neutrals at the Open House???
Rita Fishel turned the CGR Corner to Corner Curve ruler into a must have when she wrote Curvalicious. Why not display them as a set???
Item #CGRSRC3 Retail $25.95
Curvalicious – Item #CSC003 Retail $10.00
Rita also wrote out instructions for the Storm at Sea quilt using the CGR ruler of the same name – another great combo….
Item #CGRSAS Retail $27.45
Storm at Sea Item #CSC002 Retail $10.00
Here is Janice Pope sharing her new Bias Binding ruler – a must have for every quilter!
Item #CGRABB1 Retail $18.95
Why not partner it with her new pattern – Streak ‘O Lightin?
Item #CGRABB1207 Retail $8.00
Leaves Galore is a great system to cut petals and leaves – all the same size – in a matter of minutes! What quilter wouldn’t love the complete set???
Item #MGLST $65.95
The Creative Grids Circle Savvy ruler is finally back in stock! When production can’t keep up with demand, you know you have a winner! Combine it with one of the many support patterns such as Insider Trading by Swirly Girls Design?
Item #CGRSAV1 Retail $35.95
Item #SGD022 Retail $9.00
The Lazy Angle ruler by Joan Hawley continues to be a top seller. Why not pair it with the book that is the quintessential companion for this ruler?
Item #CGR3754 Retail $21.95
Lazy and Lovin’ It Item #LGD901 Retail $24.95
The place mats patterns by QP Quilts were the hit of the show and Kathy knows how to sell the patterns as well as the fabric kits. I got to sit in on her taping for CheckerYOU and it was amazing! She can actually talk faster than I can!!! It should be up very soon, so check it out!
Patterns Retail for $4.99
Item #PMPP; PMWW; PMFS; PMOTS
Why not kit this new pattern by Among Brenda’s Quilts? This would also be a great class before the holidays….
Remember! Men love tools – they get why you need the right tool for the job. They may not know a batik from a homespun – and will run screaming from the store if you start to explain – but they LOVE gadgets so make sure you have plenty on hand for the quilter in their life!