Whether you’ve been stitching for years or are a newbie, it is always interesting to see what other people post as tips. Sometimes I find myself saying “why didn’t I think of that” or “oh my, I forgot that!”
I did a lot of stitching this past week and didn’t browse the Internet too much. But here are a few Tips that I saw.
- Here are 5 Quilting Tips by Diane Harris of Quiltmaker Magazine. Listen to these Tips and find out how remembering “TNT” may help you when sewing.
- Do you make Fabric Yo-Yos?
- I have tried making a couple, but haven’t been happy with the results. Here is a Tutorial for making Fabric Yo-Yos which I’m hoping will help me be more successful.
- Have you ever been asked to make a quilt for someone and been asked “how much would you charge?”
- Sew Mama Sew shares some thoughts about how to place a value on your quilts. You might be surprised at the value of a simple charm-square baby quilt!
- If you have an Android Smart Phone – there is a free APP for that. [Note: I have a Smart Phone which runs Android. I do not know about iPhone Apps, but you could check out to see if something is available for the iPhone.] It is called Crafts Calculator and you add in the cost of materials plus the time spent, and you identify your skill as Novice/Competent/Expert and how much profit you are looking for (10% or more) and it will calculate what you should charge.
So, if your supplies were $75 (baby or lap/throw size quilt), and you spent 8 hours piecing and 8 hours quilting/binding and you consider yourself a competent quilter and want 10% profit, then you should sell your completed quilt for $302.
Do you have any tips? I’d love to hear them.