An Etsy Shopping Excursion to Support Fellow Creators #StandwithSmall
As creators we each have a unique gift to provide others with our special talents. We love making beautiful items to gift or sell and truly appreciate receiving a personalized gift from a thoughtful friend.
Right now, during this difficult time, there are many fellow creators in need and I hope we as a community can help each other. Specifically, I’m talking about the shop owners at Etsy and #Standwithsmall.
As we are all trying to navigate through this uncertain time, we are relying on each other more than ever. Families helping families, friends and neighbors helping whomever they can. We can also help fellow creators by supporting their online shops at Etsy.
How Can we Help Other Creators
Perhaps like me, staying at home has left a few extra dollars in your wallet. Buying less gas and not eating out has made a difference for me resulting in a bit of extra spending money.
Here’s an opportunity to pay a little forward and help our fellow creators trying to keep their business going. If you are able, please take this opportunity to find some fabulously unique items from fellow creators.
Take A Look At What I Found
Below I have compiled some of my favorite finds on Etsy that I want to share with you. These shops are each highly rated by their customers and many have free shipping options.
Please enjoy the shopping excursion and I hope you find an irresistible little something you just can’t live without. Every purchase made will help a creator keep their business operating.
Fantastic Fabric Finds #StandwithSmall
Quilting by Rita
Quilting by Rita offers fabrics by the yard & quilting patterns at very competitive prices plus free shipping deals. Below is a favorite fabric of mine from the Leah Collection at the lowest price I’ve seen online.
Of course I found a few more items I couldn’t live without. This Abby Rose charm pack is adorable and will look great with my charm square quilt pattern.
Plus the Grunge Hits the Spot in blue and yellow will be perfect for a bright summer quilt! Yes, I bought both colors and can’t wait to see what they become.
Modern Quilter has some enticing curated fat quarter bundles that are hard to resist. These two selections below are my choices, but there are some other fabulous fat quarter bundles in a wide array of colors to choose from.
Low Volume fabrics have been a personal favorite and I have lots of quilts to show my love for these prints. I enjoy looking at all the subtle prints that work so well together to create a surprisingly neutral background. This bundle could be the perfect background for the Abby Rose fabric above!
The bold graphics of black & white prints are a fantastic way to create a modern quilt with high contrast. The first pattern I designed was made with bold black and white graphics and has been immensely popular. It may just be time for another using these dynamic prints!
Vintage Fabric Studios
Vintage Fabric Studios has a gorgeous variety of vintage sheets and fabrics in both fat quarter bundles or yardage. Honestly, I’ve never thought about using these fabrics but I love the clean floral prints that all work so well together. When I saw these curated collections I wanted a quilt with every print.
So I bought both the rainbow charm collection and and cool color collection for a single quilt. Plus this sweet floral print fabric will make a great border…I think. I’ll admit that I’m not exactly sure but it’ll be amazing!
What Comes Next #StandwithSmall
This is where I stopped buying but couldn’t help looking for what might be next. What I want to find are some woven quilt labels. I’ve printed my own for labels for some quilts, but really like the idea of sewing a label right into the binding. Here are three different Etsy shops that sell different style labels.
Jammin Threads sells personalized quilt labels with heartfelt and humorous messages plus they also offer some wonderful personalized gift ideas.
CWB Craft Supply sells custom woven & sewing labels with personalized text and images.
Mountain Street Arts sells long thin foldable labels that are perfect for pillows, quilts, place mats and clothing.
If you’d prefer to browse on your own, here’s the Stand with Small Editors Picks’ Page with some great ideas to start you off.
Thank your for your support of #StandwithSmall and the creative small business community!
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