Join Quilts for Sale?
- Joining Quilts for Sale is
as risk-free and easy as possible.
- It is inexpensive to join.
The first $10 covers one quilt insertion, all of the
web pages needed, and a web page address (URL) to
use in email signatures and business cards.
The fees for subsequent quilt insertions are $10 for
quilts selling for $50 and up, and $5 for quilts selling
for $49 and less.
The commission fee, when a quilt sells, is 10% of the
sales price of each quilt, calculated before adding
mailing costs, insurance, and any applicable taxes.
- There is no expiry date.
Quilts can be left up for as long as the quilter wishes
with no added fees.
- If a quilt does not happen
to sell, there are no further or additional fees.
- Quilts for Sale provides
the venue. Sales are between the Quilter and the buyer.
- Quilters are added to a
private Yahoo mailing list. This keeps quilters informed
and up to date on Quilts for Sale news and happenings.
Quilters are also added to our Blog for the same reason.
Both are required.
- Quilts for Sale.ca comes
up first in most major web searches.
- Quilts for Sale advertises
its quilts and quilters on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,
For Sale Blog, Pinterest and in The Quilt Pattern Magazine.
- Personal attention
to your needs and concerns are provided via email
and/or phone. Call us at
905-279-8394 on Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. EST/EDT. Email messages are usually responded to within 24 to 48 hours.
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Do I Join Quilts for Sale?
- Read the Agreement Form. Be sure that you understand it
all, agree to it all, and are willing to comply with
If you have any questions and would prefer a phone
call, send a request via email. Include your phone
number along with some convenient dates and times,
and add your time zone. We will call you. if you prefer,
you can call us.
- Print the form. Please use both sides of the paper.
- Sign and date the pages of
the Agreement Form and mail them to Quilts for Sale.
- Send in your insertion
You have 3 options:
PayPal (which also accepts credit cards), a check, or a money order.
(We prefer checks but the choice is yours.)
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Are the Listing/Insertion Fees?
$10 U.S. (or CAD for Canadians) for the first
quilt item listed (includes web page(s) setup).
$10 U.S. (or CAD for Canadians) for each additional item listed at a
sale price of $50 or more.
$5 U.S. (or CAD for Canadians) for each additional item item listed
at a sale price of $49 or less.
Canadians and Americans can mail us a check (our preferred method) or use our
email address to make a PayPal payment - firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadians and Americans each pay in their own currency. Canadians need not add tax as we are exempt from collecting GST, PST, and/or HST at this time.
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There Any Other Fees Involved?
Once a quilt sells, there is
a low commission fee of 10% of the sale price of the
quilt, calculated before adding mailing costs, insurance,
and any applicable taxes.
There are only 2 fees: Insertion Fees and a Commission, but the Commission applies only when a quilt sells.
The Agreement Form?
here to print the Agreement Form.
Among other things, the Agreement
Form lists everything for which Quilts for Sale is responsible and everything for which Quilters/Sellers are responsible.
To be included on Quilts for
Sale, read the Form, print it (on both sides of the paper), sign it in all the places
indicated, and mail it.
Do I Begin Selling?
| First, read, sign,
and mail the Agreement Form. Then:
- sellers are to add 5 photos of each quilt - the entire quilt on a
wall or bed, 3 close-up of different areas of the quilt top, and a
close-up detail of the back. In the case of a reversible quilt, a photo of the entire reverse side is necessary.
- Photos are sent to us via Flickr.
- Only photos from digital cameras are accepted. If you do
not have a digital camera, ask a family member of friend to help you.
- Include a photo of yourself, if desired.
- There is a Refund Policy
offered for all quilts sold on Quilts for Sale. Be
sure to read it.
- Once Agreement Forms have been received, quilters will be sent information on now enter themselves and their quilts into our database.
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Quickly Will My Quilts and I Appear On Quilts for Sale?
Usually, it will only take 1 to 2 business days thanks to our newly revised, dynamic website. However, it can take a week, depending upon the number of new quilters joining in and/or the number of new quilts being added, at any given time.
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are Hints and Tips for Quilt Sellers?
- Good photos are essential
and best taken with a digital camera.
- Photos should be sent just
as they come from your camera with no cropping or changes to size.
- Stand directly in front of
the center of your quilt and take photos face on.
This avoids angles that make quilts look wider and/or
longer at the top or on the sides and gives a skewed
- For quilts that are hung
on walls, do your best to have a solid colour behind
them rather than a patterned one.
- If your photos are too dark
and you cannot correct the problem, we will do our best to brighten them for you.
However, it may become necessary to retake photos.
- Quilts can be hung outside
for photos. These are best taken in light shade or
on a cloudy day.
- Although artfully arranging
a quilt over a chair back or other prop makes an attractive
photo, a fully spread out quilt photo will sell better.
Customers want to see exactly what they are getting.
- If you do not have a suitable
place to hang large quilts they can be photographed
on a bed.
- If you do not have a digital
camera and cannot borrow one, send duplicates of regular
photos. These cannot be returned and will be kept
in our files.
- Don't be concerned if you
have too much background in your photos. We will crop
- Include your quilting experience
in your bio.
- To speed things up, be sure
to send all of the required information.
- Produce and sell quality
- Respond immediately to customer
- Be quick in following up
and sending purchased items as per our policies.
- When a sale is made we do
not ship items until payment has been received
via PayPal, check, money orders, etc. have
been cleared by your bank!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What if I receive two
orders for one item?
This rarely happens and, in
fact, has only occurred once so far. When more than
one is received, the sale goes to the first customer to request
and pay for the purchase. Sellers should keep all inquiries.
If the first sale fails, a quilt can be offered to the
next in line. Once a quilt has been sold, the Seller
must inform Quilts for Sale immediately and inform everyone
who made inquiries about it. They can be encouraged
to look over the Seller's other quilts or, the Seller
may wish to arrange to make a similar quilt for the
What about taxes, State,
Federal, Provincial, etc.?
Sellers are responsible for
any applicable taxes as designated by their State or
Province/Territory and finding out if they pertain to
their situations (registered business or hobby business).
What about textile label
Quilters are responsible for
looking into the requirements required for their areas.
here for U.S. textile requirement information and
here for content labelling requirements.:
here for Canadian textile requirement information.