I would also do some "sets" that coordinate, for both boys and girls. Maybe 4 different flowers or 4 different trucks/cars, etc. Price them individually with a bit of a discount if they buy the set.
Ideas for sets: noah's ark different sweets--you have a cupcake, maybe do a slice of pie, candy, doughnut, etc. four different owls monkeys airplanes sports balls/equipment flowers fairies gnomes dolls tea party shoes (think dress up) lizards/frogs, bugs butterflies
You could also expand a little and do some kitchen themed ones--herbs, fruit, veggies, etc.
I've only been to one trunk show, and it was an "invitation only" one. It was a friend who was launching his etsy shop, and he basically invited almost everyone he knew into his home and had a display of his wares set up. He served wine and munchies, and people visited, and many of us bought something.
Based on that, I would have some light munchies available--he did very simple things like pretzels and chips/dip.
I like the idea of having someone handling the transactions for you--that leaves you to mingle with everyone there!
If you do custom items, I would have either a slide show or a scrapbook or photo album of things you've done. And be sure you have signage near it letting people know you can do custom stuff!
SI haven't taken the plunge and done a craft fair yet, but what's stopping me is my car! When I look at the list of stuff I would need to take with me--tables, my inventory...I wonder how in the world I could manage it all by myself in my little Saturn Ion.
Talk to me about getting your stuff there and setting up by yourself.
I mainly do scrap quilts, too, so I always scour the remnant bins and clearance fabrics. Also, if I'm buying fabric for a specific pattern, I always round up so I have some left over for my stash. I've also had people give me "ugly" fabric. I'll take it! Used in small amounts, it's not so bad, and in a scrap quilt, other fabrics will tone down the ugliness. Another source for fabric is thrift stores--I've found bags of fabric/scraps for next to nothing.
I think they'd need more quilting than that, though....I foundation pieced onto 6.5" squares, and sewed 4 together to make a 12" block. I always heard you should quilt at least every 4 inches so the batting doesn't get wonky. Diagonal might work.....that's a good idea. Keep 'em coming!
I cannibalize clothing, too! Shirts that are stained or torn? No problem! All the buttons go into my button jar, and the fabric goes into my scrap bins and eventually become quilts or part of some other small project.