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From: andreabk1
Date: 09-01-2004, 05:09 AM (1 of 6)
Hello all,

such a shame the original postings were all lost. But never mind !!!! They are some mindless people out there. Anyway enough- - - this is my problem---

My quilting group are running a fund-raising event to raise cash for disabled children to have horse-riding sessions...Which is great !!! OK now all the other ladies are busy making stuff such as oven gloves, purses etc and I was wondering what I could make. I would like to make something a bit more unusual and would grab potential customers attention and hopefully make them dig into their purses !!!!! Any ideas ????

I have lots of oddments of quilting fabric and batting so thats fine.

Any links to web-sites would be great as I can print out instructions for my friends or just any simple ideas would be brilliant..

Forget to say - the sale will be held in early December so Christmas stuff would be ideal as well as everyday items.

Hope you can all help !!!!

Thanks and take care !!!

Andrea :up:
User: andreabk1
Member since: 09-16-2003
Total posts: 2
From: MaryW
Date: 09-01-2004, 07:54 AM (2 of 6)
Depends on what you think might sell well. Very small purses are in, you could make some up in trendy fabrics.

Gift items always sell well too. You could embroider a simple design on almost anything.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: Chrysantha
Date: 09-01-2004, 10:12 AM (3 of 6)
potholders with matching kitchen towels....

small 'change' purses. (that can be used to hide/keep safe LOTS of stuff in a handbag)

glasses cases...

checkbook covers...(they're really hot right now...or so I've heard)

christmas ornaments....tree skirts...mantel scarves...

things for kids..bibs, soft toys....
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: MaryW
Date: 09-01-2004, 10:22 AM (4 of 6)
What about fleece mittens, hats, scarves and sox.
Boxer shorts with all the latest characters or what about shrugs. They are real popular with cooler weather coming on.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: shirleyp
Date: 09-01-2004, 12:33 PM (5 of 6)
Here is a nice site to look at. I really like the table runner they have.

Just might be something you could make.

There are projects here as well. Mary just finished a lamp shade project. Maybe you can find a old lamp and fix it up and make a new shade.
User: shirleyp
Member since: 02-12-2002
Total posts: 352
From: Sherri
Date: 09-01-2004, 12:43 PM (6 of 6)
Can you involve the kids?

Number one thing I have learned about fundraising is that parents and grandparents will buy anything that there kids have been involved in making. :cool: :angel: Maybe you can get some of the childrens artwork and make quilts or wallhangings.

My website
User: Sherri
Member since: 02-07-2001
Total posts: 357
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