“Round Up” these Projects in an Afternoon

The latest Creative Grids “Round Up” tool designed by Terry Atkinson is so popular that two of our favorite designers have used it in their own projects.  

CGRATK1

Item #CGRATK1  Retail $22.45

This place mat designed by Margaret Travis is so fast and simple that you won’t make just one…or two…or four….

Berries and Leaves Place Mat

CLPMTR014

Item #CLPMTR014

This table runner by Deb Heatherly  is a simple version of an old fashioned Cathedral Window pattern — and so much easier!

Alley-Oop

CLPDHE007

Item #CLPDHE007      

Or combine this tool with the Strippy Stars Tool for a spectacular effect…

Blooming Stars Runner

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Item #CLPDHE008

 

CGRDH2

Item #CGRDH2  Retail $17.95

Display these with Terry’s patterns to create a complete display.  All, can be completed in an afternoon…

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Item #CLPTAK002

Orange Peel Table Runner

So striking – and a great way to show off some machine quilting!

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Item #CLPTAK001

Krista’s Kitchen Hot Pads

I used this pattern as a Make It/Take It in a class last month.  Ten women went home and made 56 more for gifts!  Now that is a great pattern!

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Item #ATK183  Retail $9.50

Terry’s Table Placemats

Can’t you picture these on a table with your favorite Fiestaware?  Mixing and matching is even more fun.

ATK184

Item #ATK184  Retail $9.50

Triplets

The colors in these baby quilts are the perfect choice for the new generations of babies!

ATK185

Item #ATK185  Retail $9.50

Why not let your customers enjoy creating a project in an afternoon!

“Quilt Shop” is a Misnomer

If you truly are just a “quilt shop”, you are missing a wealth of business!  Over 80% of the top 100 patterns on the Checker website are NOT quilts.  Creating a quilt is an amazing experience but everyone wants instant gratification.  Why not offer a series of classes that can actually be completed in class?  And, as a bonus, choose projects that make great gifts as well.  Make one in class, and then send them home with the supplies to make them for all of their friends!

Here are my top six choices to get you started:

This apron pattern is one of my favorites.  It comes in two sizes so kids can have fun in the kitchen as well….

ATK176

Item #ATK176  Retail $9.50

These Sweetpea Pods can be made with 10″ squares.  Talk about easy to kit!

LGD135

Item #LGD135  Retail $10.00

The hardware is included in the pattern:

LGD137

Item #LGD137  Retail $13.50

It just takes a fat quarter – and the hardware is included in the pattern!  How easy is that???

FQG120

Item #FQG120  Retail $13.00

This is the new version of he classic Diva Wallet.  Choose a different option – with the same great clasp.

SMC824

Item #SMC824  Retail $10.00

This placemat or table runner has a classic look and is quilt as you go!

TLP1234

Item #TLP1234  Retail $9.50

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Why not help your customers have a stockpile of gifts for the coming year?  These would all be great Valentine’s Day; birthday; Mother’s Day gifts…

You can make ALL of these samples in the amount of time it would take to make ONE quilt sample!  Use your time wisely.  Don’t forget to take the time to display all of the companions with the projects and include pre-cuts!