On the Road…with Moda

If you need any more proof that the Twister Tool is one of the hottest notions around right now you are in luck! In the past few weeks I’ve found an abundant supply of Twister displays in many of the quilt shops I have visited. Each store selected a different charm pack to make their sample. They are all wonderful!

The Quilters’ Fix Sheridan, WY

Kaleidoscope Quilt Shop Whitesboro, TX
Thanks to Moda Gene in Texas for sharing.

Rae-Bon Sewing Center Fargo, ND

Common Threads Quilt Shop Garfield, MN

Anderson Fabrics Blackduck, MN

The ideas below have been shared by Kathy Skomp a Moda Sales Professional in Tennessee.

Merchandising Tip: Arranging a quilt with all it coordinates (fabric, patterns, cut- goods, etc) on a single bed can make a very attractive display. But the full size beds can take up a lot of space. Solution: Make “mini-beds”. (see attached photo). These beds are cheaply constructed with a piece of plywood that is 2′ wide by 4′ long on 4 wooden legs cut from 2 by 4’s.. A small mattress topper is used for the mattress. The “headboard” (a quick shelving unit simply made of plywood) is used to house the fabrics and props, cut goods, fat quarters, patterns, etc are placed around the display. This just takes up a small amount of space and can make a very interesting vignette.

Display Idea: Benches make great units to display collections. Benches are relatively inexpensive and do not take up a lot of space.

Class Option: Host a “mystery quilt” night using a pattern that utilizes pre-cuts. When customers purchase a pack of pre-cuts they can be sure the fabrics will blend, taking out a lot of the fear that their fabrics will not co-ordinate. Pick a pattern that uses a pack or two of precuts and maybe 1 or 2 coordinating fabrics. They will sew up fast and students can leave with a completed top.

Photos shared by Lavendar Lime Quilting in Chattanooga, TN

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