Do you have a lot of scrap fabric around the house, if so, why not use it to make quilts? Many people start this business as a gift-giving hobby for friends and family members.
According to the National Quilting Association, Inc. (NQA), about 12.2% of all households participate in quilting. Those quilters spending over $400 annually on quilting-related purchases are referred to as “dedicated quilters.” At least 99% dedicated quilters are women. The National Quilting Association was founded by seven women in the Washington, D.C. area in 1970. The association now has members in 50 states, here and abroad, with chapters in 33 states. Their annual quilting shows have been held in California, Washington, New York, and Florida.
They produce the Quilting Quarterly newsletter that covers news within the National Quilting Association and of quilters and the quilt world. NQA has established many programs to promote quilting and preserve our quilt heritage. These programs include: Master Quilters, National Quilting Day, Teachers and Judges’ Certification, Educational Seminars, Consumer Advocacy, Grant Program, Quilt Preservation, and Quilt Heritage.
They soon realize that people want to give quilts as gifts as well as keep them for themselves. As long as we have winter seasons, there will be the need for quilts to keep us warm. There are new equipment on the market now that will allow you to cut the quilt pieces with more speed and accuracy than in previous years. Now you can replace scissors and rotary cutters with the cutting system. The cutting system will help to increase your production and decrease your costs. There are also templates for more creative designs. Also, new computer technology and software packages will allow you to personalize quilts with pictures of family members as well as other graphics. Today, the art and craft of quilting have changed from hand to machine. The use of machines to do the work has made quilt making much easier and faster.
To find out how you can use your skills to start a home-based quilting business and make unlimited income, see article on “ Small Business Starting - Quilting 2.”
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