Stitchin’ in the Kitchen

I love, love, love these kts by Bareroots. Each kit includes a high quality Dunroven towel; floss; pattern and the rickrack trim.

What a great foundation for a project of the month program. All of the designs are also available as patterns and additional towels can be ordered separately. Design a program that works for you!

Twelve Months of Christmas Part Two

This article is the second in a series that shares how to sell Christmas fabric all year long!  The order of the projects is up to you.  If you have a lot of fabric left, choose projects that require a lot of fabric early in this monthly series.  If you have bits and pieces, choose scrappy projects.  Remember – Christmas fabric will be arriving again in May or June so plan accordingly!

These mother/daughter aprons are adorable and are a great way to show off some fun Christmas prints.  Coordinating fabrics for the children’s apron would be adorable – and did you notice the doll is wearing an apron as well?  Why not have your customers start a new tradition and bake cookies with family and friends?  Have them bring their favorite cookie recipe to class and share – why not make it a party?  Some over-achievers may choose to bring samples – wouldn’t that be grand???

But these aprons would be great Mother’s Day gifts as well so why not display other coordinating fabrics?  Or, why not offer it as a mother/daughter class or grandmother/granddaughter class?

Item #IJ924  Retail $13.99

I love these mats and wraps by Bareroots.  They come in kits or patterns – and a variety of designs.  There are designs for every holiday and season.  Fill quart jars with treats or include a candle as part of the gift.  The possibilities are endless!

Item #BR194K  Kit $20.00
Item #BR194 Pattern $5.50

Table runners are always great gifts and this one is a great way to use up those green fabrics and red stripes.

Item #SF48521  Retail $9.50

This jewelry made with zippers are great Make It Take Its.  Teach your customers how to make them – and they can teach their guests during those Thanksgiving football games!  There are even packages of zippers in appropriate colors – Item #IJZ103.

Item #IJ945  Retail $9.99

Embroidery is great handwork – and there are lots of choices.  This mantle cover by Kathy Schmitz will become a classic.

Item #KS1103  Retail $9.00

You may not have the time to make everyone Christmas quilts but pillow cases are another matter!

Item #CAH423  Retail $10.00

Towels are always a cute gift.  There are several patterns available including these by Bird Brain Designs and CrabApple Hill.

Item #BBD326  Retail $9.50

Item #CAH432  Retail $10.00

Or, you can plan a whole series of classes around one book!  This book has enough projects for six months of classes – with some left over!

Item #ATH5448  Retail $19.00

These gift tags would make a fun make and take.

Who wouldn’t love any of these pillows.  The one featuring rickrack can be done in any colors – for any season.  Why not substitute wool for some of the designs.

This garland and three paneled screen would look great anywhere.

Choose your favorites and plan your schedule now!