We encourage you to participate and put your skills and stash to good use: sew, sell, make money, buy more fabric! All members are invited to sew or craft items for the boutique. You set your own prices and keep 90% of your sales – the guild receives 10%.
Several throw quilts and table runners sold last time and we could have easily sold more baby quilts. If you’ve got an easy patchwork pattern in cute, current fabrics (even just a charm pack of 5″ squares sewn together!), these would be great. Seasonal quilts (Christmas/Hallowe’en) also sold. Other ideas include: embroidered or appliqued tea towels, small stuffed animals, pin cushions, tea cozies, seasonal or decorative potholders, napkins, knit items (dish cloths, socks, baby items), flannel receiving blankets and wash cloths, jewelry, photo greeting cards, bookmarks, purses, wallets, tote bags, gadget sleeves (ipad, e-reader, cell phone), zipper pouches, box pouches…etc. Due to the timing of the show, Christmas ornaments were not as popular last time around, but we do have a small artificial tree for display if anyone would like to try again.
Start thinking about what you would like to make and sell at the boutique. Inventory sheets will be available in the new year. Keep in mind, when filling out your volunteer form, that guild members who made boutique items and volunteered in the boutique had the most success. Buyers love to meet the people who make all the lovely things!