Thursday, September 21, 2017

Closing time....

Yes, it's closing time.
I will be closing my etsy store by the end of this year.
First, I'd like to thank all my loyal Etsy customers.
I couldn't have my business without you!
This subject has been weighing on my mind for a long while now.
I have literally been hem hawing around about how much time
and effort I want to put into my quilting business.
I love fabric.

I love sharing that joy with others.
I love making - A LOT.

Buying, receiving, cutting, packing and shipping takes a huge amount of time.
So much time that I am just not sewing my projects the speed I want to.
I have 24 quilts that need bindng.
76 flimsy tops that need quilting and binding.
Designing new quilts was completely halted due to lack of time.
I love to cross stitch as well and I just can't seem to find the time lately.
I must admit that I have been working my 'day' job more but that is intermittent.
I'm heading into the weeks of less day job responsibilities.
I've decided to take advantage of that down time to totally focus on getting my stock in my shop reduced to as little as possible.
I really want my 'space' back.
I'm still going to be blogging...hopefully more!
I will be on Instagram of course...showing all the makes that I make.
I hope you can understand.
I hope you can help me move this fabric out of my studio!

I have some brand new Atsuko Matsuyama Yuwa fabric coming this week...
maybe today.
It was order months ago and I am letting it arrive.
There will be more fabric arriving this month and I won't stop it.
I made a commitment to those companies to buy and I will.
Some future orders I will have to cancel :(

To be fair to other shops also just getting new Yuwa, it will not be discounted at this time.

9/29/17-10/10/17 most items up to 40% off
10/13/17-10/28/17 most if not all :) items up to 50% off
10/29/17-11/15/17 most if not all items up to 60% off
At that point in November I will see what inventory remains.  With holidays coming and time commitments elsewhere, I will have to determine the discount and when I can list the items - if at all.

ALL fabric cuts will be half yard or yard and can be cut continuous IF yardage is available.
Fat quarters currently cut will be discounted but I won't be cutting additional individual fat quarters.
I want to repeat...
I will not be cutting additional fat quarters or
taking custom requests at the discounted price.
I just do not have time for that.

I may start to just cut random low volume or rainbow bundles as the bolts reduce.
I will try to refund shipping overcharges as much as possible.

As I said, I am still quilting, making, blogging and Instagraming...
and I hope this will help me be able to do even more of that in the future.
Thank you for understanding.


Elizabeth said...

I'm happy that you'll be making more time and space for yourself. ☺️

Needled Mom said...

I'm so happy that you will free up some space and time to do your stitching and that you will continue blogging.

Anonymous said...

I thoroughly get it! Same with my longarm Business.

Lisa C said...

I must admit I had a heart attack when I read how many quilts you have to bind and quilt! I hope you find the time to enjoy quilting once again.