Monday, January 7, 2013

Professional Opinion in Exchange for a Giveaway!!

As some of you know, I have a little Etsy shop and an eBay store where I sell fabric and Aurifil thread to help me meet the expenses of life.  Moda has just started making Mini Charm Packs that are 2-1/2" x 2-1/2".


I ordered some of these cute little Mini Charms in 3 brand new collections ~ Ticklish has just come out and Indigo Crossing and Audra's Iris Garden are coming out in just a few days.

Here is what I would like to know ~ how do I market these little cuties?  One at a time?  In groups?  With a 5" Charm Pack?  How would you most likely purchase these Minis?  And just so you know, to help with your decision, the Minis are retailing for $4.00 each.

If you will leave me a comment ~ WITH ADVISE for marketing, I will give these 3 Minis away on January 13th, when Indigo Crossing and Audra's Iris Garden come on the market!!

Thank you all, I know I will get my answer!!  Now, remember, it is how you would most likely purchase these little guys!!  :-)

25 comments:

Tiffany said...

When I bought mine, I bought them as a set with a charm pack, and as a set of 4 different mini charm packs. I liked both ways - but would also like the option of buying one seperately, in case I need more than one mini charm of the same line. Just my two cents :)

Mimi said...

I think that having choices would be the best way... Tiffany suggested three ways that I would want to make my purchases too!!

Janet O. said...

I already gave you my opinion, but I'll do it again here to preserve it for posterity (or because you are having a giveaway--I can't decide which). I have purchased 3 mini charm packs already, and I have purchased them individually, without any charm packs. I would like the option of getting more than one of the same kind, two different ones, or just getting one (hey, that one you gifted me made a great little mini quilt!). There you have it. : )

Chris said...

I keep looking at them but cannot decide how I would use them unless I bought a boatload.

Kathy MacKie said...

I would do them separately.

robin said...

More choice is better, so yes, yes, and yes!

LuAnn said...

I would probably market them one at a time so that people could mix and match them if they wanted. But maybe in your description you could show squares that you pieced together into a simple little quilt top using two of the mini charms giving measurements, etc. from different lines to entice people to buy more than one. When I bought mine I bought sets of two. I think that samples and ideas on how to use things help sell. Oh....and I'm not even close to a professional!

Gill said...

I didn't realise you had an etsy and ebay shop!!
I'd prefer to buy several mini charms at once - not necessarily with matching 5" charms or yardage

Barbara said...

I would most likely purchase them with a quilt pattern that suggested a way to use them...sort of like a kit, but not necessarily.

Hilachas said...

I would sell them separately so they're available for any use someone wants to put them too. I would probably really prefer to buy a 5-inch square charm pack and cut them up into these smaller sizes if I needed a smaller size because buying the larger charm pack would be cheaper in the long run (but that wasn't your question, haha...). Thanks for the opportunity to win these little packs. I could use them in my postage stamp quilt.

Linda said...

HI! I'D SELL THEM INDIVIDUALLY.oNE CAN ALWAYS BUY THE MATCHING CHARM PACK IF NEEDED FOR YOUR PATTERN!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

pizzaeater said...

I love the charm packs. I would sell them separately. To advertise them I would make a pattern for a mini quilt, table runner, or something small because there is not a lot in the packs.

Melody said...

I think separately would be the way to go. You could also let people know they are perfect for 1" hexies -no wastage of fabric

WoolenSails said...

I like to buy them individually but in multiples, and when I bought some for me, I got another for a friend, they are great for gift giving. I like the idea of using them for mini quilts.

Debbie

SewCalGal said...

I think what ever way you choose you can't go wrong. But I have typically found these in 3 to a package. Afterall, you can never just have one little treat at a time.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Sonia said...

I would sale them individually.

Cecilia said...

I would offer them individually and as a pack of 3. It s nice to have choices.

elliek said...

Nice to have choices and to have examples of how to use them. The hexie use is good. I didn't realise you had an etsy store either( not that I know how to buy from one sad aren't I) Love Indigo crossing.

Karen O said...

My preference would be either individually or 2 together. If there were some way to have a 'pick 2' or 'pick 3' option, that would be fun also.

Rhonda D. said...

I would offer them individually.
I really lilke making mini-quilts.
Thanks for the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Catskill Quilter said...

So many of us are planning to make scrap quilts with 2 1/2 inch squares this year! We are all talking about Scrap Vomit quilts, and Many Trips Around the World quilts, both which use 2 1/2 inch squares. Why not try a "3 for" price, with 3 different mini-charm sets included?

Denise :) said...

I like the minis -- but I shied away from them until I saw some projects that went together using them. That's how I'd market them. With pictures or links to projects that they use! :)

Christine M said...

I would say sell them individually. You could then decide to mix and match or buy multiples.

Briar Rose said...

I would like to buy them individually, but with the option of getting more than one of the same range, I am making a stitchery Quilt at the moment that has 2 1/2inch squares around the blocks, these would be perfect for this.Cheers R.

Raewyn Todd said...

I would buy them for scrap quilts that aren't scrappy looking if you know what I mean. I have started making scrappy quilts that call for the size and rather than cut cut cut it's all there ready for you and you'd get beautiful quilts.