I feel that the Stof lines will diversify what our reps offer for the following reasons:
- The Stof designs are very different from the current quilt shop offerings from Blank & Studioe. The differences have to do with the colorings, the subject matter and the styling.
- The Stof lines are all produced in Japan whereas the Blank & Studioe lines are predominantly produced in Korea.
- The Stof lines definitely have a more European feel vs. the Blank & Studioe more American styled lines.
Now let me give you some other basic information which will hopefully help you decide to purchase Stof from our sales team. I have heard from many shops that they have had much success with the Stof lines so that is definitely a strong positive. One big advantage that you will get from purchasing the lines from our team is that the lines will ship sooner than the distributors. The reason is that we are shipping directly from the mills in Japan to our warehouse, whereas the others are buying straight from Stof out of Denmark after shipping from Japan.
The first lines that we are offering for sale can be purchased from October 1 to December 4, possibly longer. So make sure to get in touch with your rep asap so that you don’t miss the purchasing window. The Stof fabrics can be shipped anytime from end April to end June. There most likely won’t be additional opportunities to buy these lines again i.e. no reorders. The reason for no reorders is that we hope to bring all the purchased lines in to the US at one time from Japan….hopefully we can sell enough to fill an entire container. So make sure to order what you need on the first shot. We expect to have more new lines to offer from Stof later this year and several times throughout the year.
We are calling the lines Stof for The Blank Quilting Corp. The reason for that is that we wanted to ship the goods out of our contract shipping and double and rolling facility in Clifton, NJ, where Blank is shipped from. That being said, Stof will be treated completely separate from Blank. The orders cannot be combined. The five bolt minimum for Stof is in tact. Stof & Blank won’t ship together. Stof and Blank will be billed separately.
That is all the news I have for you at this time on the subject. Hopefully, I have provided enough information for you to decide that you would like to purchase the lines from our talented sales team. Please get in touch with your sales rep right away about ordering or feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can purchase Stof from us. We are anxious to get this started and are hopeful to be carrying the Stof lines for a long time in to the future with your help. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you.
Until my next story, signing off…