Originally Posted by lilyka
Honestly I think you have a better chance using your quilting skills to make less expensive more practicle quilts. You may sell one or two really fancy expensive quilts in a year or you dould sell 5-10 simple practicle quilts in a month and end up making more money in the long run. if you are selling a nice product at a good price word will travel fast. I make simple block quilts with left over scraps and can not keep them in stock. I don't make a ton but I can crank them out pretty quickly and I have very little materials cost. Another thing I have made good cash on is bedding sets (like a previous poster mentioned) toddler and infant sets are so cheap and easy to make. crib bumpers are glorified quilts, and crib sheets are super easy.
I completely understand what you are saying. i took a class and so far, i am doing well. there is so much to learn. What a beautiful hobby quilting is. What i find unfortunate is that my two teachers have turned up their noses when i mentioned using materials from old clothes, blankets and such to make quilts. They also made the whole class buy their materials from the most expensive store in town, and there was no warning, so no budgeting time, it came out to like $85.00! There is no way i would have normally spent that much when i only had $200 to go the WHOLE month with 4.5 kids and myself. I do think i can make a go of it for fun and for profit tho. I am also looking into making diapers from home to make money. There are no other diaper makers in my city, i have an old friend who has a children's boutique, AND i am sure they would love custom made children's bedding sets as well. I know all this sewing takes time away from family. I am pretty much doing it alone, so my time is extra precious. I am looking at ways to make it all work out...baby steps, right?