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    Ok I know this is not quilting but I have been making these for my BIG dogs. For my really big dogs the total cost is under $3 including my 2.5" strip of fabric.

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    Matching leashes would be under $5 (I haven't done the math yet but the parts are cheap)

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HkqVIsideL8

    I would think that these would sell well and are small enough to not take up much space.

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    Re: Not quilting BUT good for craft fairs.

    Great idea for our crafty friends. Thanks for sharing!
    Katrina


    “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
    ― Maya Angelou

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    • #3
      Re: Not quilting BUT good for craft fairs.

      I used my not so good singer machine to make mine and it did not struggle. Just letting folks know in case there is worry about breaking a good machine.

      All the parts are available in smaller sizes too....

      It might be something hung over had can draw folks to a booth....that "something different".

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      • #4
        Re: Not quilting BUT good for craft fairs.

        Originally posted by Babs quilts View Post
        I used my not so good singer machine to make mine and it did not struggle. Just letting folks know in case there is worry about breaking a good machine.

        All the parts are available in smaller sizes too....

        It might be something that can draw folks to a booth....that "something different".
        It should have read as fixed above.

        Apparently autocorrect is less than correct.

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        • #5
          Re: Not quilting BUT good for craft fairs.

          Those are really nice!

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          • #6
            Re: Not quilting BUT good for craft fairs.

            They are nice :-) Can you say around how much you sell them for?

            Women are Angels.
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            we will continue to
            fly...usually on a
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            • #7
              Re: Not quilting BUT good for craft fairs.

              Originally posted by Carlie Wolf View Post
              They are nice :-) Can you say around how much you sell them for?

              Honest to goodness I started making these just for my own dogs. Everywhere we go people ask where I got the collars.
              They are beefy at 1.5" and the colorful fabrics I have on the others are eyecatching.
              I have paid $15+ for collars that are 1" wide so given how inexpensive these are to make and the interest people show I would sell for $10-15 each.
              Literally my first one took me 10 minutes to make.

              This is my 90# dog wearing hers so you can see how beefy they are.

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                Re: Not quilting BUT good for craft fairs.

                That sounds like a reasonable price. I really like that they are the wider ones. Your dog is adorable :-) Rottie in him?

                Women are Angels.
                When someone
                break's our wings
                we will continue to
                fly...usually on a
                broomstick.
                We're flexible like that.
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                • #9
                  Re: Not quilting BUT good for craft fairs.

                  I know a lady who sells dog collars and leashes and does really well at shows.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Not quilting BUT good for craft fairs.

                    Originally posted by Carlie Wolf View Post
                    That sounds like a reasonable price. I really like that they are the wider ones. Your dog is adorable :-) Rottie in him?
                    Thanks. No rottie at all. Mom was an airedale dad was a coonhound. She is a good girl....most of the time. We also have a Malamute, a bloodhound, a pitsky and the old guy a wire haired pointer mix. Collars get expensive with so many dogs.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Not quilting BUT good for craft fairs.

                      I just ordered the stuff for 1" wide leashes. I can make 10 leashes 6 ' long for $28 including tax but not including any fabric. That makes each leash $2.80 so well under $5 even with fabric.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Not quilting BUT good for craft fairs.

                        I make and sell dog collars very successfully at craft shows. If you do the same, I suggest you market them as fashion accessories. I had a friend who was threatened with a lawsuit when a collar she made failed at the buckle and the dog got away and was hurt. By marketing them as a fashion accessory rather than a restraint device, you eliminate this possibility.

                        And I'm not saying that in general they aren't strong enough to use as a restraint, I'm just saying I don't market them that way to avoid any potential trouble. Beyond that, I always recommend a harness anyway for walking your dog and collars as an attractive accessory and for attaching tags to.
                        Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

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                        • #13
                          Re: Not quilting BUT good for craft fairs.

                          Point well taken Suzette. You just never know these days :-(

                          Women are Angels.
                          When someone
                          break's our wings
                          we will continue to
                          fly...usually on a
                          broomstick.
                          We're flexible like that.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Not quilting BUT good for craft fairs.

                            Originally posted by Suzette View Post
                            I make and sell dog collars very successfully at craft shows. If you do the same, I suggest you market them as fashion accessories. I had a friend who was threatened with a lawsuit when a collar she made failed at the buckle and the dog got away and was hurt. By marketing them as a fashion accessory rather than a restraint device, you eliminate this possibility.

                            And I'm not saying that in general they aren't strong enough to use as a restraint, I'm just saying I don't market them that way to avoid any potential trouble. Beyond that, I always recommend a harness anyway for walking your dog and collars as an attractive accessory and for attaching tags to.
                            I totally agree! Way to many sue happy people out there. We use body harnesses for walking and collars as tag holders.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Not quilting BUT good for craft fairs.

                              Sweet!
                              I have a herd of 15 goats plus the two livestock guardian dogs. We use the web collars to handle them and as neck tag holders. This would be a fun way to dress them up and cost much less.

                              I suppose I'll have to add those to my To-Do list!
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                              and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

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