7 Quilt Business Success Stories [2023]

7 Quilt Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Quilt Business

If you're crafty and creative, then selling quilts might be a great business for you.

Approximately, the size of the quilting industry is 4.2 billion USD.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a quilt business:

1. Project Repat ($9.6M/year)

Ross Lohr (from Boston, Massachusetts, USA) started Project Repat almost 11 years ago.

Revenue
$800K / month
Team
2 founders / 2 employees
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Case Study

My name is Ross Lohr, and I’m a co-founder of Project Repat. We make it easy and affordable for customers to turn their memorable t-shirts into a one of a kind, custom t-shirt quilt backed with cozy fleece.

We currently make 2,000 custom t-shirt quilts per week at 2 production facilities in the United States. In 2018, we will make 90,000 t-shirt quilts and do $10MM in sales per year.

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2. Funky Monkey Children ($168K/year)

Lauren, who ran her Etsy shop for four years "Funky Monkey Children".

Lauren Keplinger (from Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA) started Funky Monkey Children about 7 years ago.

Revenue
$14K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Lauren Keplinger ran her Etsy shop for four years but made less than minimum wage from her efforts. So, she closed down, rested, and re-evaluated.

When she opened back up in 2016, she employed a new strategy: get rid of every marketing tactic or time-sucking activity that wasn’t producing results and focus only on what was growing her business.

The result? She now works less than 10 hours a week and makes $14,000/month on Etsy.

Apart from her Etsy store she has also launched a new website of the same name, Funky Monkey Children, and directly sells from this website.

Also, Lauren has recently started another website under her own name where she helps other people looking to grow successful with her proven tips, strategies, and guidance material.

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Read the full story on handmadeseller.com ➜

Learn more about starting a quilt business:

Where to start?

-> How to start a quilt business?
-> How much does it cost to start a quilt business?
-> Pros and cons of a quilt business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established quilt business
-> Marketing ideas for a quilt business
-> Quilt business slogans
-> Quilt business names

Other resources

-> Quilt business tips
-> Quilt business hashtags
-> Quilt business calculator

4. Funky Monkey Children

Find the perfect handmade gift, vintage & on-trend clothes, unique jewelry, and more… lots more.

  • Estimated revenue: $14K/month
  • Business rank: #77

Check out their full website ➜

5. Quilt in a Day

Quilt in a Day provides quilting fabric, books, supplies and notions, featuring Instructional DVDs by Eleanor Burns. FREE SHIPPING with over $100 order!

  • Website traffic: 100K/month
  • Business rank: #309K

Check out their full website ➜

6. Project Repat

Best price guaranteed, over 300,000 sold! With Project Repat T Shirt Quilts and Blankets, wrap yourself in your tshirt memories.

  • Estimated revenue: $800K/month
  • Website traffic: 170K/month
  • Business rank: #367K

Check out their full website ➜

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story
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