Quilting to some is a hobby, a pastime, but for others, it is a passion. Turning your passion into a business is a smart thing to do. It’s important with any crafting for business purposes that you keep your material costs down. After talking to some crafters, they recommend shopping fabric online to find the most cost-effective purchases in order to increase your profits for the best business strategy. Here are a few more tips to monetizing your Quilting business.

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Get Ready for Sports Season

It may be spring, but football season will be here before you know it. Consider creating a few items with a sports team’s logo on them. Throws, stadium seat cushions, and travel pillows are the perfect items to create for the avid sports fan. Use the team colors with some imagination thrown into the mix. Football fans spend several hours in the elements so any comfortable items make great additions to their adventures. You can also create products for other sports fans such as soccer, baseball, and more. Sports quilts are especially great for a child’s bedroom. Making sure there is a demand for what you are creating is important and targeting your rollout prior to the season is important.

Holiday Gifts Galore

Following football season is one of the busiest times for crafty, DIY artisans. Due to holiday decorating or gift buying it’s a prime time for product selling. The holidays pose as a prime time to make some extra cash. People constantly look for unique gifts for their loved ones. Advertise some of your favorite creations on social media platforms, like Facebook, so they will be seen by your followers. Quick and easy items can be created almost on request so that your work is more customized for your customers. Welcome positive feedback from your friends that will work as testimonials for your product.

Quilts For Gift Giving

Customizing your craft goes a long way when it comes to gifts. Possibly using pieces of fabric from a child’s baby clothes would be a sentimental gift for a child leaving for college. Create a catalog that gives gift ideas to a potential customer. Have it posted on a website showing the samples of your craft and giving people an idea of how they might have you personalize a quilt for them to give.

Housewarming Gifts

Most people have friends and/or family that move to different homes or apartments. You can use your quilting skills to liven up their new homes! Offer them discounts for your products so that their moves are easier to deal with. An inexpensive quilt can comfort tired people as they unpack and settle into their new home. It also livens up their furniture by adding pops of color.

Turning your passion into a business is a win, win!

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.