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« on: May 07, 2007 01:21:36 PM »

Hi, I have a question about selling quilting kits.  I make quilts out of second-hand and vintage fabrics with organic cotton batting, and I'm thinking about starting to make some kits up that let people do the sewing themselves. 

My question is whether or not I should make the kits "all-inclusive," meaning that I provide the batting, thread, backing, etc., or whether they should simply be fabric kits, in which I provide the coordinating cut pieces of fabric and maybe coordinating backing fabric and bias binding. 

I'd like to sell these kits at fairs and whatnot.  Ideas? THANKS!
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007 01:45:47 PM »

From the few times in the past I've bought kits I've always found that the best ones are the ones that supply you with everything that you would find hard to get yourself.  It seems slightly pointless to me to supply people with things like glue or thread when they most probably have those things already at home and therefore are paying more money for essentially useless items.  Or even if they don't have thread, it's easy to get hold of and probably cheaper than buying as part of a kit, it just pushes up the price of the kit for no real reason.  For example I bought my brother a wooden model making kit and it came with this ridiculusly small pot of glue that he didn't use because we've got glue in bigger more cost-effective (and probably better quality!) pots at home.  Plus if you supply thread you've got to either give a whole reel (and therefore possibly lose money buying more than would be needed to make the quilt) or measure out approximately how much the person might need and therefore spend more time on the kit, again pushing up the price. 

Awesome idea by the way, I would totally buy a kit that had vintage fabric and organic cotton batting, uber environmentally friendly! Smiley   

« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007 05:49:50 AM »

I agree with fortunes foe!

Just supply things that they cant get them selves. Also It may take some time but It would be worth it, making a compleately idiot proofe leaflet with photos and things Smiley
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