If you are looking for a way to make money or to start an online craft business, I am going to share you with some great ways to begin this process that you are fixing to embark on. This is a wonderful adventure and you may wonder, what are you waiting for? At times, fear or uncertainty can prevent us and block us from having the confidence required to sell our products. One of the first things that you must do before selling your products online is to believe in your product. If you don’t believe in your product and have proper confidence in it, it will be harder to present it. I am going to share with you several methods of how to sell your knitting products online. When selling your knitting products online, there are a few concerns to keep in consideration, what is your budget, how much do you spend on making your product, (include materials and labor time, you do not wan to give away your hard-work), and what do you think is the best price for your product? One way to find out a good cost is by exploring other similar products and matching the cost. Don’t sell yourself short though if you know that your quality is better. (more…)
Shopping online is one of the best ways to get great deals on a wide selection of quilting fabrics and notions. There are a number of stores on the Internet for quilters, but only a few offer both high quality products and helpful, reliable service. Here are some of the best places to buy your quilting material online.
Honey Bee Quilt Store
HoneyBeeQuiltStore.com is run by quilting enthusiasts, and it shows: not only does this store sell fabrics, notions, and patterns, they also sell quilting books, gifts, and items to show how much you love the craft. In addition to selling online, Honey Bee Quilt Store has a physical location in Austin, Texas that online customers can call during business hours if they have questions or need help.
Connecting Threads has a range of high quality fabrics, from contemporary and modern to more traditional. Their website is very well organized with a clean layout, making it easy to find what you need. Connecting Threads offers free patterns, and their inventory includes quilting tools, kits, batting, and various threads.
eQuilter has a very extensive product catalog — if you prefer to have a big variety of fabrics from which to choose, this store is an ideal choice. Batiks, flannels, ethnic prints, and designer fabric can all be found at eQuilter. This online store also sells notions, quilting magazines, and books. One unique feature on eQuilter is their free pattern designer, which can be helpful if you’re trying to figure out how you’ll use the fabrics they sell in your next quilting project.
Fat Quarter Shop is known for its affordable fat quarter bundles and flash sales — if you follow them via social media, you’ll be alerted of when these deals happen. Fat Quarter Shop has free video tutorials, and they have several quilting club packages which customers can subscribe to. This service is not only great for the quilter who likes collecting new fabrics, but also for giving as a gift to someone who quilts. Customers who have questions while shopping on their site can call Fat Quarter Shop’s toll free number during business hours.
Quilt in a Day
Quilt in a Day is the website of quilting expert Eleanor Burns, who has been writing quilting books and connecting with the quiltmaking community for decades. In addition to fabric kits, batting, threads, and notions, QuiltInADay.com, offers an online quilting forum, free patterns, and helpful articles. Quilt in a Day also sells a nice selection of discounted items, quilting books, and novels about quilting.
Tips for Buying Online
Before buying fabrics, some quilting stores will mail a sample to you for a small fee — investing in a sample is a good idea if you’re unsure of what the fabric’s colors are like in person. If a merchant doesn’t offer samples, buying a fat quarter before buying several yards of a fabric is a wise choice. If you don’t have a store near your home where you can purchase your quilting supplies, buying online from a reputable source is a convenient alternative.