Not OT: Table top quilt stand

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My bailiff is a finish carpenter in his off hours.

He has lots of short scraps of wood, and I am wondering if there is a
market for a table-top quilt stand? A nice base, about 15=16" long by
4-5"wide, with 13-14" vertical braces up each side, drill keyholes on
each side to allow a dowel to slip through, hang a small piece
between. You could change it out each month/season/whenever, and give
you a chance to do a lot of small pieces/try new techniques/make quick
gifts, etc. Many at work want to buy something like that to put in
chambers or on their desk. It would be perfect for small pieces of my
"Just Ties Justice" series.

Does it sound like there would be a market for something like this?
What would be a fair price for a finished stand like this? Greg [my
bailiff] says he would be interested in trying something like this to
use up his scraps.

Thanks in advance for your input.

Ginger in CA
still here, still hanging on, just reading and not posting very much


Re: Not OT: Table top quilt stand
There are quite a few stands available for hanging miniatures, Ginger.
Try looking them up and see what you think?  It does sound nice.
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Re: Not OT: Table top quilt stand
I have three small stands like this in my home and change the quilts
with the season. One stand has a piece of jute instead of the rod and
the quilt is held in place with miniature clothes pins. This is more
of a country feel. The second stand is as you describe. The third
stand is a rather elaborately turned stand made to look like a real
quilt stand. The quilts fold over the small stand just like they would
on a large quilt rack.

I suggest you have him make you a dozen or so to keep on hand for
gifts then introduce him to a local quilt store owner. A good store
owner would be happy to stock something that is special to her store.
Maybe you could loan the store a miniature quilt to display on his
racks.

Susan
  

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