As if Quilters need any excuse to find time to spend the day quilting instead of doing all those annoying jobs, March 19th is Worldwide Quilting Day! It is a Saturday for all those quilters who work during the week and for those who work at the weekend perhaps they will be able to join in, in the evening.
Unfortunately, but it is a good unfortunately, we have friends coming round for dinner that night and we have not seen them for months. In fact I think we saw them last July at our Carnival so we have lots to catch up on and I will be spending most of the day cooking. However I don’t have anything on March 20th and so intend to spend that day quilting then. I am sure it is not in the rules that you can spend a different day quilting!
I have been doing some research on craft stalls and getting some ideas from Pinterest. There are also ladies sharing their experiences of selling at craft fairs and what has and hasn’t worked for them. It is really interesting. I am also hoping to attend a few craft fairs which happen locally to have a look at what is out there.
One of the biggest things and was raised by a very good friend who comments on my blog, is what to charge. Not so much for the small things but quilts! We all know that people will not want to pay what a quilt is really worth but how to actually pitch it. I don’t mind if I don’t sell lots as it is the fun of making things and another way to look at it is that I will have all my Christmas gifts made early this year!!!!! I have seen also on blog land some calculators for working out how much to charge for a quilt and I will have a look at those. I made the small lap quilt and it was from material I had already bought and cut out for a previous quilt but I will have a look at the calculator and see what it comes out at. I did see on Etsy some quilts which were not particular complicated blocks or the quilting and they were up for sale for £1,500 which obviously is a lot of money, especially in the current climate. There is also the thing of pricing yourself out of the market!
I am also going to do a mock up of the stall a couple of weeks before so that I know how it will go together and what it looks like. Its all really exciting.
Tonight we have swimming club and Youngest is swimming for the club on Saturday night so hopefully I will get some more quilting done then. At least by doing this I am fulfilling my New Year Aim of doing some quilting each month!!!!!
Hope you are having a Thrilling Thursday.
Hugs, Susie x