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Small Business Series – Introduction

Since I've been working at my small business for a few years now, I thought it would be great to jot down what I've learned so far, in hopes it may be of some interest to anyone else in a similar position. 

Let me preface this entire series by saying this is not a tutorial on creating a small business (let along being successful at it). If I've learned anything from my failures, it's that every circumstance is different. Every business owner works differently, customers respond differently, heck the period of time we're in changes how a business will operate (looking at you 2020). A super successful month in February doesn't imply that March won't tank. So I can't tell you how to become rich quick while making your hobby your career. I haven't done that, and honestly I don't want to.

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Block Party – Month 12

We made it! We made it to Month 12 of the OklaRoots Block Party! Can you believe it?

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Block Party – BONUS BLOCK!

For all of you adventurous quilters out there, here's a fun bonus block!

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Block Party – Month 11

I know I say this every month but.... can you believe we're almost done with this block party?! I just can't. I'm not ready!

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Boozy Bags Pattern

These bags are great for gifting wine, but could be used for anything! I’ve filled some with candy, small toys, and various sizes of wine. This is a quick project that uses whatever material you have on hand. Have fun with this quick gift idea!

Standard Wine Bag Measurements:

  • (2) Exterior tops (suggest quilt cotton) : 7”x3.5”
  • (2) Exterior bottom : 7”x12”
    •  — interface exterior with woven interfacing if using lightweight material
  • (2) Lining (suggest waterproof canvas) : 7”x15”
  • [optional] (2) Drawstring Channel : 3”x6.5”
  • [optional] (2) Cording or ribbon : 30”
  • Strap : 4”x18”

*** If you don’t want to create the two toned exterior, just use the lining size for the exterior as well.

Large Wine Bag Measurements:

  • (2) Exterior tops (suggest quilt cotton) : 9″ x 3.5″
  • (2) Exterior bottom : 9″ x 12″
    •  — interface exterior with woven interfacing if using lightweight material
  • (2) Lining (suggest waterproof canvas) : 9″ x 15″
  • [optional] (2) Drawstring Channel : 3″ x 8.5″
  • [optional] (2) Cording or ribbon : 34″
  • Strap : 4”x18”

Let me know if you adjust this for other sizes as well! I hope this gives you some great ideas for quick gifts. Have a great end of the year!

Below is the video tutorial walking you through the pattern!