Sewing Business Blog
Ideas and information for your business. For fabric stores, quilt shops, craft stores and other businesses whose clientele loves creating with textiles.
Lovely displays equal successful shows, but how to create a better display on a budget? An old dresser, some eBay mannequins, and luxe looking drapery.
How a visit from the designer can boost interest and sales. This weekend at Quilty Pleasures is an example of how trunk shows and classes generate business during the visit, and how careful planning brings additional patronage after it's over.
Guest blogger Marie-Claire Charette is known as La Quilting Coach. Among her other offerings, she teaches classes using ABQ patterns. Here are 5 key life lessons that helped her become a better quilting coach and, she hopes, a better person!
Bali Pops, Jelly Rolls. One look and you can almost taste them, and even the names sound delicious. Quilters and sewists have become obsessed with these pre-cut 2 ½ inch strips. That's a big opportunity for your shop.
This trip to China was really busy! I had a display at the quilt exhibit, taught some classes, was interviewed on television, gave a speech, and went to a huge commodities market. At the end of the trip we hiked up Xiang Lu Mountain and toured the old city of Shaoxing by riverboat.
Expand your shop’s offerings and grow a new stream of income with minimal hassle. Sell bag patterns, materials, and classes to draw in a new crowd of sewing and quilting enthusiasts.
Michelle gives you a taste of what goes on behind the scenes at Among Brenda's Quilts & Bags.
My first trip to China in 2014 was a real eye opener. I was invited to talk about quilting, but I also took along some bag samples. Despite the size of the China Textile City Textile Expo, there was nothing else at the show like my humble little booth.