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Quilting Business Email Course

7 Unique Ways to Make Money with Your Quilting

Due to email filters and a number of other technical glitches that can happen with email, I've set up this page to give you all of the lessons in the free email mini-course “7 Unique Ways to Make Money with Your Quilting” on a single web page.

Email One: Welcome

Subject: [Quilting Biz] 7 Unique Ways…

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… to Make Money with Your Quilting

Hello,

Welcome to the QuiltingBusiness.com e-course —
7 Unique Ways to Make Money with Your Quilting.

Over the next seven days, you will receive some
great ideas on how you can make money with your
quilting.

It is our hope that you’ll be able to turn your
quilting hobby into a part-time or full-time
business, or increase your quilting business with
some new and exciting products or services.

QuiltingBusiness.com is committed to providing the
best information on the business of quilting.
This includes information on:

=> Starting a quilting business
=> Marketing tips and tricks
=> Advertising and promotion
=> Customer service advice
=> General business know-how
=> Trends in the quilting industry
=> And much, much more

The first lesson of your e-course will be arriving
in your inbox tomorrow. Look for the email with
the subject line starting with:

[Quilting Biz]

And if you ever have any questions or comments,
please feel free to contact me directly.

To your success,

Chuck Smith
Founder, QuiltingBusiness.com
http://www.QuiltingBusiness.com
mailto:chuck@quiltingbusiness.com

P.S. Don't forget to check out the other info
at QuiltingBusiness.com. You can find some
great articles on the articles page at:

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Email Two: Photo Memory Quilts

Subject: [Quilting Biz] Photographs and Memories

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Lesson 1: Photo Memory Quilts

Hello,

With the invention of the camera, photographs have
become one of the best ways for us to share the
great moments of our lives.

Weddings, births, anniversaries, and simple shared
moments are all captured and preserved for future
generations to enjoy.

When you combine the beauty of a handmade quilt
with cherished photos, your Photo Memory Quilts
will practically sell themselves. And, if you can
sew and use a computer and printer, you have all
the skills needed to make a photo quilt.

Basically, to create a photo quilt, all you need
is the following:

=> Quilting supplies — fabric, machine, etc.
=> Computer and scanner or digital camera
=> Color inkjet printer
=> Iron-on t-shirt transfer paper
=> White cotton fabric for transfers
=> A little imagination

When you think about it, there is no limit to the
kinds of photo memory quilts you can create:

* Memorial quilts to remember a loved one
* Anniversary quilts for parents
* Family tree quilts with pictures of family
* Special occasion quilts to celebrate events
* Quilts featuring old family homes
* Car photo quilts for that auto enthusiast
* Golfing, hunting, or fishing quilts
* Best friend quilts for someone special

When you sit down with your client, talk to them
about what they are trying to accomplish. Once
they’ve settled on a theme, they can narrow their
picture selections down to the few that will make
their quilt the treasure they deserve.

Here is a great resource that has tips and
techniques for creating photo quilts:

http://h30039.www3.hp.com/quilting/home/index.php

In tomorrow’s lesson, you’ll find information
that should suit you to a “t.”

To your success,

Chuck Smith
Founder, QuiltingBusiness.com
http://www.QuiltingBusiness.com
mailto:chuck@quiltingbusiness.com

P.S. Want more information about how to turn your
quilting hobby into a business? You can find some
great articles at:

http://www.quiltingbusiness.com

Email Three: T-Shirt Quilts

Subject: [Quilting Biz] Not Just for Washing Cars

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Lesson 2: T-Shirt Quilts

Hello,

T-shirts, t-shirts, and more t-shirts. For some
reason, America is in love with the t-shirt.

Which is a good thing for those of you who want
to create fun quilts that take advantage of this
uniquely American fashion statement.

T-shirt quilts offer a great way to celebrate the
essence of a person through their choices in the
t-shirts they’ve collected throughout their lives.

With a t-shirt quilt, you create a quilt from a
hand-picked selection of t-shirts that center
around a common theme, or just bring up good
memories for your client.

Examples include:

=> Concert t-shirts for the music buff
=> Motorcycle logos for that easy rider
=> Sports team t-shirts
=> Bar t-shirts for that party animal
=> College t-shirts for a graduation gift
=> Sorority or fraternity t-shirts
=> And many, many more

With t-shirt quilts, you create a fun quilt
that people not normally interested in quilts
will enjoy for the memories. And, you expand
your market for quilts beyond the traditional
patterns and fabrics.

Customers can come from your normal channels,
or you can advertise your t-shirt quilts as
a specialty.

In tomorrow’s lesson, you’ll learn how to
“bag” the big bucks with your quilting.

To your success,

Chuck Smith
Founder, QuiltingBusiness.com
http://www.QuiltingBusiness.com
mailto:chuck@quiltingbusiness.com

P.S. There's more to a quilting business than
just coming up with a great product. Check out
the quilting business articles at:

http://www.quiltingbusiness.com

Email Four: Quilted Bags

Subject: [Quilting Biz] It’s In the Bag

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Lesson 3: Quilted Bags

Hello,

Quick — name one thing that a woman is almost
never without. Give up?

Her purse! And Quilt Bags are a great fashion
statement, as well as a convenient way to carry
the large amount of “stuff” today’s busy mothers
are forced to carry.

Quilt bags are soft, moldable and portray a
style of warmth and imagination. They can look
sophisticated or very casual.

Quilt bags — in large totes, small clutches, or
many other purse styles — can be quickly made
for a variety of purposes:

=> Baby tote (diapers, wipes, etc.)
=> Fashion statement with a funky flair
=> Beach tote with a fun-in-the-sun theme
=> Knitting bags for that special knitter
=> Fun backpacks for kids and adults
=> Carry-on bags for the frequent traveler
=> And many, many more …

And the ideas for designs are endless. You can
put photos on the bags. You can use themed
prints. You can apply fun beads or ribbons.

And when it comes to selling your quilt bags,
you have a lot of choices:

* Craft stores
* Quilt shops
* Word of mouth
* Referrals
* Friends and family

And, since they are small and easy to make, you
can quickly develop a few designs and start your
quilt bag factory (as soon as you know where to
sell them).

In tomorrow’s lesson, you’ll learn how the special
interest groups always seem to get what they want.

To your success,

Chuck Smith
Founder, QuiltingBusiness.com
http://www.QuiltingBusiness.com
mailto:chuck@quiltingbusiness.com

P.S. Find out some great ways to use the Internet
with your quilting business. Check out the
Quilting Business article archive at:

http://www.quiltingbusiness.com

Email Five: Theme Quilts

Subject: [Quilting Biz] Join the Club

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Lesson 4: Theme Quilts

Hello,

Do you know anyone who is a fanatic about some
activity or hobby they participate in? Someone
who spends a lot of their spare time, and much of
their disposable income, on a club or activity?

Well, would this person love to have a special
quilt that commemorates their hobby or club?

Imagine making special Theme Quilts that focus
on the enthusiasms of the following groups:

=> Dog and cat owners
=> People who love horses
=> Bible study groups
=> Ham radio junkies
=> Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts
=> Book and poetry clubs
=> Antique collectors
=> Golfing fanatics
=> And many, many more!

You can make some fantastic quilts that will
be loved by people with these special interests
or hobbies.

And once you sell one, group members will fall
over each other to commission their own quilts!

One of the secrets to successful business is to
specialize and dominate a small niche market.

If you create theme quilts and let it be known
throughout your area (or even over the Internet),
you will be able to write your ticket to a very
successful business.

In tomorrow’s lesson, you’ll hear from the
mouths of babes.

To your success,

Chuck Smith
Founder, QuiltingBusiness.com
http://www.QuiltingBusiness.com
mailto:chuck@quiltingbusiness.com

P.S. Think your quilting friends would enjoy this
email course? If so, just send them a message
with the following URL so they can sign up:

http://www.quiltingbusiness.com

Email Six: Custom Baby Quilts

Subject: [Quilting Biz] Your Bundle of Joy

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Lesson 5: Custom Baby Quilts

Hello,

The joy of a new baby can also mean the joy of
new business for the creative quilter.

Baby quilts have long been a staple of quilting
enthusiasts and professionals. When a baby is
born, people love to give the gift of a very
special baby quilt to the proud parents.

But what has been missing is some extra creativity.
Your baby quilt doesn’t have to be the standard
pastels and baby rattles.

Why not try to make the quilt reflect the taste
of the giver, or of the expectant parent. For
example:

=> A sports-themed quilt for the new son
=> An animal theme for the pet loving family
=> Musical notes for the musician
=> Books for the avid reader
=> Pictures of grandma and grandpa
=> Religious themes for the devout family
=> Flowers and plants for the avid gardener
=> And many, many more!

What you want to do is to create a one-of-a-kind
masterpiece that reflects the true spirit of the
gift. And that is entirely up to the customer.

It could be that they want to have their own
personality reflected in the quilt. Or, in the
case of a grandparent, they may want to reflect
a family theme, or some trait of the new parents.

And the nice thing about baby quilts is that they
are smaller than a full-size quilt, making them
easier to finish (and for you to get paid).

In tomorrow’s lesson, you’ll learn how to get a
good reception for your quilting business.

To your success,

Chuck Smith
Founder, QuiltingBusiness.com
http://www.QuiltingBusiness.com
mailto:chuck@quiltingbusiness.com

P.S. What is your single biggest question about
making money with your quilting? Let me know by
going to:

http://www.quiltingbusiness.com

Email Seven: Wedding Quilts

Subject: [Quilting Biz] Bells Will Be Ringing

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Lesson 6: Wedding Quilts

Hello,

Bells will be ringing for those of you who can
master the wedding quilt — cash register bells!

A wedding is (hopefully) a once-in-a-lifetime
occasion that warrants a one-of-a-kind gift.

When you’re planning your wedding quilt, spend
some time with your client and find out how they
want to commemorate the nuptials. Depending on
their personality, they could want:

=> A photo quilt with pictures of both sets
of parents
=> Pictures of both the bride and groom as
children in the quilt
=> A quilt with the names of all the bridal
party embroidered into the squares
=> A t-shirt quilt with some of the casual
couple’s favorite tees
=> A quilt made with pieces from the mother
of the bride’s wedding gown or veil
=> And many, many more!

And, when you produce the perfect wedding quilt
for the happy couple, you can count on repeat
business for years to come — baby quilts,
anniversary quilts, and more.

In tomorrow’s lesson, you’ll learn how your
quilting business can go to the dogs.

To your success,

Chuck Smith
Founder, QuiltingBusiness.com
http://www.QuiltingBusiness.com
mailto:chuck@quiltingbusiness.com

P.S. Make sure you check out all the great info
and resources on the QuiltingBusiness.com article
and product review pages. Updated constantly:

http://www.quiltingbusiness.com

Email Eight: Pet Quilts

Subject: [Quilting Biz] It’s Doggone Cute

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Lesson 7: Pet Quilts

Hello,

For many people, their pets have become as much
a part of the family as their children.

You may think this is a little over the top, but
it can mean a great source of income if you offer
pet quilts to these pet fanatics.

Dogs and cats can very often be like people in
that they can become attached to certain things.
One of these is a favorite spot to lay down and
take a nap.

If you provide a comfortable cushion for man’s
best friend (and I’m not taking sides on the
dog vs. cat debate), you can also make yourself
a comfortable living.

Some things to remember when you’re making your
pet quilts are:

=> Use a sturdy, machine-washable fabric —
pets can do a number on their beds
=> Make sure the batting is extra thick so
there’s plenty of cushion
=> Work with your clients to coordinate the
pet quilts with the room where they sleep
=> Offer a variety of sizes — small, medium,
and large — for different pets
=> Dog bones, mice, fire hydrants, and other
pet-related themes add a nice touch

In addition, another angle on the pet quilt is
to make a photo memory quilt of a dearly-departed
pet. This makes a nice throw to add to the pet
lover’s bedroom or den.

This is the final lesson in the 7 Unique Ways to
Make Money with Your Quilting e-course. Tomorrow
I’ll wrap it up and offer some further steps.

Until then, here’s to your success,

Chuck Smith
Founder, QuiltingBusiness.com
http://www.QuiltingBusiness.com
mailto:chuck@quiltingbusiness.com

P.S. Get the latest and greatest info on turning
your quilting hobby into a full- or part-time
career at:

http://www.quiltingbusiness.com

Email Nine: Wrap Up

Subject: [Quilting Biz] That’s a Wrap

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Wrap Up: Next Steps

Hello,

I hope you have enjoyed the 7-day e-course:
7 Unique Ways to Make Money With Your Quilting.

It has been a pleasure to share these quilting
ideas with you, and we hope the lessons have
sparked some ideas of your own.

At QuiltingBusiness.com, we will continue to work
on new and innovative ways to help you make money
with your own quilting business.

The QuiltingBusiness.com newsletter will provide
a weekly dose of good, solid information on:

=> Starting a quilting business
=> Marketing tips and tricks
=> Advertising and promotion
=> Customer service advice
=> General business know-how
=> Trends in the quilting industry
=> And much, much more

We look forward to being your top choice for
information on making money with your quilting.
If you ever have any questions, please feel
free to contact me directly.

To your success,

Chuck Smith
Founder, QuiltingBusiness.com
http://www.QuiltingBusiness.com
mailto:chuck@quiltingbusiness.com

P.S. Have you ever thought of starting your own
machine quilting business or opening up your very
own quilt shop? Check out our valuable resources
for these businesses at:

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