Start Your Own Quilt Shop

Starting a quilt shop will be a good idea if you are looking for a business that you can engage in and you have interest in crafts like quilting and sewing.

A number of people nowadays are into sewing quilt and it will be a good idea to invest in the quilts industry if you are starting business.

To start your own quilt shop, it is important that you have some knowledge on how to start a quilt shop. Here are some of the things that you will find helpful if you are looking for ideas on how to start a fabric store:

Your Prospective Clients

When starting a quilt store or starting a fabric store, it is important that you know your target market so you will be able to identify how it is best to deal with your prospective clients. Your prospective customers in your quilt shop business are generally people who are interested in handmade quilt and quilt patterns. These people include those who are into quilt as a hobby. These are usually moms making baby quilts or people who do Christmas quilt for the coming holiday season. It is best that you know the quilt supplies, designer fabric and dress patterns that your clients will more likely look for in your quilt machine and fabric store so you will be able to identify the products that are highly demanded by your prospective clients.

Things to sell when opening a quilt shop

You will be providing basic quilt supplies to your clients when you are opening a quilt shop. Aside from the basic cotton quilt supplies and quilt kits that you can sell, you can also provide design patterns, fabric, textile, velvet fabric, quilt fabric and Christmas fabric because a number of quilt fabric shop customers who buy quilt will often look for these products in quilt fabric stores. You will also find it helpful to check out the supplies sold in other quilt stores so you will have an idea what types of products can be sold in your quilt shop. By having some quilt shop hopping, you will not only learn about the items and quilt supplies that you can sell in your quilt shop, you will also have an idea how your quilt shop competitors price their quilt supplies and products allowing you to adjust the prices of your products and sell them competitively.


  • DONNA BRYAN said on March 2, 2009
  • mary Foland said on May 18, 2010
    I have quilted all my life and would like to open a fabric, quilt shop; teaching quilting, sewing and starting a quilt club. I am really interested in the Litchfield Illinois area. I don't believe there are any other businesses of that type in the area.
  • Phyliss Shaw said on October 25, 2010
    I was a teacher and when I retired I began my shop 2 years ago. Go to and get help on doing a business plan. It is free and the first step to planning for your new shop. Good luck.
  • Dorraine DeSpain said on February 26, 2011
    I want to start my own quilt and fabric shop. Firth, Idaho USA
  • Roy nelson said on August 11, 2011
    Temple,texas....I want to help Dorraine DeSpain with her quilt shop
  • Diana Tisdale said on October 20, 2011
    I would really like to start my own fabric shop. I'm not a quilter but I do enjoy sewing crafts. Besides a business plan, what are the first steps. Loudon, Tennessee, USA
  • Debbie Henderson said on October 22, 2011
    As a retired teacher I want to open a craft shop featuring quilting, knitting, & embroidery supplies, notions, and gifts. I will have lessons, clubs, etc. available too. My question for someone that already has a shop, how much did you spend in initial inventory? I need an amount for my business plan. Thank you!
  • Rusty Martin said on November 25, 2013
    I would first like to start an in home business here in Elk City, OK. that would allow me to sell my products at local and near by craft shows. How and where do I begin?
  • Julie Craven said on May 29, 2014
    I would like to start a small home based quilt business that would allow me to sell my products at arts and craft fairs in Indiana. How and where do I begin?
  • Trish Miracle said on August 12, 2014
    I want to start my own at home quilt, embroidery, clothes shop. with quilting bees, lessons available too. I live in Kentucky what do I have to do or am I required to have a business license? I will not have employees it will only be me. How do I even begin this new adventure?
  • Suyash Agrawal said on August 31, 2014
    i want to start my own quilting manufacturing business so what do i have to do.


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