Pals Products, Inc. manufactures products for the quilting industry, selling to both the consumer and the quilt shop. Quilt shops can call us for wholesale prices on the following products: Pals Quilt Hangers, Iron Pals, Quilt Display Stands, Design Walls for Quilting, & Pals Binding Clips. We began in 2005 and are located in Hutchinson, KS, with an office in the home, a local warehouse, and multiple suppliers. We strive to claim the "Made In The USA" title; however there are certain components that are not available here.
Pals is most popular for its Bolt Buddies - a product that answered the need of our local quilt shop owner's dilemma of having to use straight pins on her bolts of fabric. She related stories of staff and customers getting stuck and bleeding on the fabric. Gary designed a stainless steel clip with an indentation to minimize side movement so that they do very well to keep bolt ends tidy. We had a senior center request a box of these to use as binding clips - friendly to arthritic hands - so we offer the Pals Binding Clips in a package of 12. The objective of our first product - Iron Pals - was to keep Janice's tablecloths and linen sheets from puddling on the floor, picking up lint & rewrinkling. It was amazing how many other uses this aided with in conventional ironing - like holding a press cloth and small items while allowing the press to set, and even holding a shirt on the board. A local sewing machine dealer suggested quilters would benefit using our product when they ironed yardages of fabric. We approached United Notions / Moda Fabrics and they invited us as their guests in their booth at the upcoming International Quilt Market to introduce it to the market.
Once again our local quilt shop owner gave Gary another issue to solve - that of hanging her store models. Her dissatisfaction with the heavy and expensive wood hangers made changing out models a formidable task. Gary designed the lightweight and affordable anodized aluminum Pals quilt display hanger with clamps on the back that would hold either a quilted or unquilted top. And he made them with connectors so that one could connect two or three together for larger quilts and then having the ability to break them down again for smaller wall hangings. She hung them from her walls and even down from the ceiling (using our Pals Ceiling Clips) and fishing line, making use of every possible amount of space in her shop. She loved how it cut down on her ladder time! Her customers began requesting the hangers and so we added the almond color and since have developed the wood quilt design wall hanger. Another shop owner in our area needed a way to display quilts when vending at a show so Gary designed the Pals Quilt Display Towers. These will accommodate design walls and quilts with or without sleeves. We have sold are products such as quilt display stands not just to quilt shops, but to guilds, photographers, educators, county fairs, and even museums and libraries.