As I look forward to retiring from my school tech assistant job, I am thinking about different activities I might like to take on. One that I have been considering for some time is attempting to sell doll quilt kits with vintage fabric. Here are my thoughts so far…..
Although I have lots of ideas for doll quilts, maybe start with these patterns which I have already made — 4 are hand stitched and 2 are machine stitched.
Cut all the pieces for each block and place them in individual glassine envelopes (providing a couple of extra blocks or pieces in case of mistakes or a desire to swap out patterns).
Write up instructions for each top with templates and suggested quilting patterns.
Stitch one sample block for each kit.
I thought this would be a unique product that I’ve never seen for sale, but maybe there’s a reason for that. Maybe there is not that much interest in hand stitching or vintage fabric or doll quilts — what do you think? Also, I have no idea what to charge for such a thing — I was thinking of $30 for a simpler quilt and $40 for a quilt with lots of pieces (like the 488 piece little basket quilt). Should I include a backing, and if so, would it need to be vintage (which would increase my costs) or could it be a reproduction?
Anyway, it was just an idea.