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    I would like to open a quilt store. What advice do you have for me?

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    All I ever heard is that you don't have time to do projects for yourself anymore.
    I see you've posted one post. It would probably help those that might have a store or have had a quilt store to let them know a little background on yourself.

    Good luck!
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      Re: Open new store?

      My first piece of advice would be to find a business board to ask those types of questions. This is not the appropriate place to discuss that topic.
      Michele

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        Originally posted by shell.scraps View Post
        My first piece of advice would be to find a business board to ask those types of questions. This is not the appropriate place to discuss that topic.
        I guess I was just looking for more general 'quilting store' advice. I'm working on the business aspect separately. Thoughts such as 'you can never have enough patterns' or 'start out slow with only two fabric companies'. I'm sorry if I posted incorrectly.

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          Re: Open new store?

          Hi Brownie
          I have no clue as to how to help you with this. I would think that you could speak with owners in surrounding areas - perhaps outside your own area a bit - and ask to pick their brain about what they would do today if they were starting out, what would be a logical inventory, etc.
          If you haven't been to a Quilt Marketplace type of show, that would be another avenue of information? Lots of vendors, owners and excitement.

          I have had a few close friends over the years that owned fabric/quilt stores. One closed due to poor health - but he did a nice business. He didn't have a huge inventory at all - but his devoted customers helped him succeed. He did sell Janomes and serviced them as well. He also held classes several times a month. I sure miss his little store. He always had the best fabric lines! Most stores will have their own style and personality. Hopefully that will be the guidance that you need?

          Good luck. I don't think you posted this in the wrong place. Probably most here don't know how to reply.
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