September 22, 2011

Surprise! My Grand Opening!

It's finally here!  The day I've dreamed of since I finished my first few quilts three years ago!  My very own eshop!  My new shop is so please visit me!  Thanks to the folks at Zibbet I can now sell my quilts without having to pay outrageous commissions!  Actually they don't charge commission at all, now wont that be a real change for me?  Did you know by the time you PayPal and Ebay you're out about 20% in commissions just to sell a single quilt?  That really hurts.

I'm accepting PayPal of course and while it says shipping within the United States I able to create shipping quotes on a person by person basis so if you see something you like feel free to drop me a comment or a note. This is a very exciting time for me and I thank you all for standing by me on my shaky journey to this point.

My current listings are my Lollipop Quilt,  My I love you Freemotion Quilt, and Scatty Stars.  It pains me to be selling them especially before the Christmas Quilt-a-long is even done, but I have run out of places to put them in my tiny little house (no kidding) and the sale of these lovely quilts will bring in some much needed funds for things like Christmas.


Belinda said...

Congratulations! Your site looks great!

stitchinpenny said...

Love the site, but make sure that you can buy new fabric to make the next quilt from the proceeds on your quilts. I don't think you need to be outrageously priced, but at least cover your materials. I don't think even a baby quilt costs less than $30 to make anymore. At least a yard and a half of fabric for each the front and the back in whatever combination, the batting, thread and a half yard of fabric for the binding. Assuming a good deal on the 3.5 yards of fabric - $6 a yard - it would be $21, at least 1/2 a yard of batting at $13 a yard brings the total up to 27.50 and then there is thread that costs about 3 to 5 dollars per quilt making the total over $30. Just saying it is an expensive hobby and if someone wants the quilt it should pay for itself.
If it doesn't sell after a lot of viewings , maybe reduce the priice.

QuiltSue said...

Heyy, you kept that quiet. The site looks great and I love the new photo of you and your DD.

Of course I wish you loads of luck with it. I'm sure it'll do brilliantly.

Dana Gaffney said...

Congratulations! The site looks good, I've never heard of them, but I'm going to check it out. I know what you mean about the fees. Best of luck.

Vicki said...

Congratulations on opening up your very own quilt e-store, looks great!

Heather Landry said...

I wish you the best of luck with your new venture Liz! I hope everything sells and that you make enough to help with Christmas!