I love it when plans work out. I brought this baby quilt along on a work trip last week, after a marathon-session on the weekend during which I quilted the whole thing, made the binding and machine-sewed it to the quilt top.
I finished hand-stitching the binding on the first evening of my trip, yay!
Here's the finished product, front and back:
I really really like this baby quilt, and here's why:
1) it has some neat fabrics:
2) the stippling goes very well with the backing fabric print, which is swirly:
3) the floating coins pop just as much as I had hoped:
4) but the best is this amazing see-through effect when I hold the quilt up against the light!
I hope some baby will have fun with this quilt some day.
I'm making all these baby quilts to sell and make a bit of money to pay for all my fabric purchases (though I haven't bought anything in ages after the buying frenzy earlier this year!).
I'm considering opening an Etsy shop but have some concerns about it:
1) customers can't see my work before they buy it; I mean, yes there are photos, but you can't check out every detail online, you can't feel the quality of the fabrics etc. I'd feel horrible if a customer is not satisfied with their purchase!
2) what if an order get's lost in the mail? I thought about this one and I could offer optional shipping insurance so that everything can be tracked (I've had some bad experience with an online order that never arrived...)
3) How do I know how much to charge for a quilt? Is there a formula? Do I just pick a number?
Do any of you have experience with selling quilts? I'd love to get your input!
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