Ask Kat: Why Aren’t Zippers in Your Supply Kits at Shows?


if you’re familiar with the Supply Kits we offer on our website then you know that they include all the hardware, webbing, elastic, mesh, and zippers required for a particular bag project, with an option of adding in foam stabilizer, interfacing, fabric, (and sometimes a few other items as well)!

But I often get questioned as to why the Supply Kits we take to shows aren’t the same as the Supply Kits on our website and the truth is… there’s really TWO answers to that question.

First off— The space limitations at these shows automatically dictates that we cannot include foam stabilizer in our kits because if we did there would be no place for us to sit or move about.

And secondly— since I have 11 zipper types in 3 different sizes within our collection, we can’t possibly prepackage each one of our kits with each one of our zipper prints, because if we did we would need to expand our footprint to at least a double booth or maybe even a triple booth. The cost for us to do this would absolutely be cost-prohibitive!
and alternatively, if we allowed for our customers to choose the zipper print they wished to include with their notions kit at checkout, it would inevitably slow down our checkout process SO MUCH that it would cause aggravation for the customers waiting in the cue behind them. And its for this reason primarily, that we have decided to prioritize speed at the checkout over including zippers in these Kits.

And now, it’s YOUR turn!

If you have comments you’d like to share or questions you’d like to ask about the checkout process at our various shows, please feel free to leave either or both in the space provided below. You never know, your idea may just be something we’d consider implementing in the future!

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  1. Pattie Cockerham on August 30, 2023 at 7:11 am

    Hello there Mrs. Kat I am currently working on my Gemini and hope to have it done by the quilt show this year in Houston .will be picking up a couple more of your pattern soon if not there

    • Kat on August 31, 2023 at 5:24 am

      Terrific! Bring it with you, I’d love to see it! 🙂