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Quilting Business

Quilting Business

Welcome to the Quilting Business Blog! This blog is a resource for anyone who is involved (or hopes to be) with quilting as a business. This includes quilt shop owners, anyone offering a quilting service, quilts for sale, long arm quilting services, quilting classes or any other types of quilting business. If you are brand […]

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Have you ever stayed awake at night thinking about how to get your quilting business up and running? Are your revenues down because of the economy? Are you working hard to get your business off the ground, but feel like you are treading water? Do you have excellent customers who move away and you never […]

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Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Charlotte Colmon and I’ve been working with Chuck behind the scenes these past few months. In a nutshell, Chuck has  “passed the torch” to me as he focuses on his family. I am very excited to bring a fresh perspective to the business side of quilting. […]

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Q&A: Stay Away from eBay

by Charlotte Colmon

I received this question from Eileen Keane about selling on eBay and making a decent living… Good morning Chuck, Thank you for including me on your mailing list for your ezine! I’m finding lots of valuable information on it. I’ve been reading the selling on eBay article and checking out other machine quilters on eBay. […]

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Time to dip into the mailbag again… I received this question from Lynn May a little while ago (tough to answer all the great questions!), and wanted to get an answer to Lynn and Nina, who both had some of the same concerns: Hi to all and to Chuck – Couple of things of interest. […]

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When a Competitor Fails

by Charlotte Colmon

I received a great question from Karen about how to best handle when a competitor goes out of business.  Here’s the question: Chuck, The nearest competitor to us closed on Monday. Is there any way we can capitalize on her closing without appearing as over zealous or gloating . How or what should we advertise […]

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One of the top questions I received recently was about starting a quilting website, or improving an existing website.  I’ve been developing websites for well over 15 years, and have spent a lot of time evaluating the best ways to get things done.  I’ve coded sites by hand, used Front Page and Dreamweaver, and have […]

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