85F3CE96-2B73-4819-B350-FD64F4FBC6D4 .Quiltscapes.: Snippets ~ A Snappy Case

Monday, December 3, 2012

Snippets ~ A Snappy Case

Today's Snippet!
Ever lose your spectacles in the sewing room, or just can't see to find them?  Here's another fun Snippet from my sewing room to yours... an easy-to-make eyeglass case to hold those elusive specs!
Supplies:
Main fabric:  6-1/2" x 7" rectangle
(I used laminate - matches my sewing kit *Ü*)
Accent/Lining fabric:  6-1/2" x 8-3/4" rectangle
Heavy fusible interfacing (Pellon Decor-Bond)
Metal tape measure (1/2" wide) that you can chop up
Tin snips or heavy-duty craft scissors
 

FUSE interfacing to wrong side of lining fabric.
 
With right sides together, STITCH main fabric to lining along one 6-1/2" edge. 
Use 1/4" seam allowances.  PRESS seam allowance toward main print
(use presscloth if making with laminate).
 
FOLD sewn unit right side out and align opposite edges together.
PIN or BASTE lower edges. 
You should be able to see about 3/4" of accent fabric at one end.
 
STITCH in the ditch to form your casing for the tape measure.
 
Fold to find the center of the top band and STITCH down the middle of the casing.

CUT off two 3" lengths of metal tape measure with tin snips or craft scissors.
Round the edges if possible. 
If the ends are rough, use a bit of painter's tape to wrap the ends.
 
With right side of eyeglass case up, INSERT tape measure into both ends of casing.
Be sure the DOMED side of the metal tape measure is UP.
 
With right sides together, PIN edges along side and bottom. 
Make sure you have enough room to stitch a 1/4" seam 
and enclose the tape measure.  If not, RE-TRIM tape measure if necessary.

STITCH seams, using 1/4" seam allowance.
Finish edges with zig-zag stitch if desired.

TRIM corners and TURN your eyeglass case right side out. 
Use the help of a chopstick or other blunt object to turn the corners.
 
SQUEEZE to open the end and insert your glasses.




Stores one or more pairs of glasses. 
Better yet, make one for each pair for every room of the house. 
(Advice to self...)  I buy these cute reading glasses at Michael's
 craft store for around $2.99, and yeah, I have a pair
 in every room and I still lose them!

  I've been having sew much fun making these little projects and doo-dads for my sewing room using just a few scraps and odds and ends, all while testing out Riley Blake Designs' fun fabrics and notions I call:  
 
I'd like to invite you to subscribe to keep posted, and remember to check here  for more fun "SNIPPETS" from/for the sewing room.


As part of SewMamaSew's Giveaway Day, I am giving away a kit for another of my fun "Snippets" from the sewing room: a portable design wall I call my UFO to Go!  
 
You can see it in a video here:
 
 
Or see the step-by-step Tutorial here:
Happy Sewing!!
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UPDATE:  Contest Ended - Thank you for playing along!

134 comments:

  1. Hi Deonn
    These spippets are fabulous ideas. I really do love the UFO to GO design wall the best I think (and the tip about using a metal tape measure to make the closure on the glasses case - clever).
    Thanks for offering the giveaway

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  2. I've probably got around 12 UFO's!

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  3. I have way too many UFOs to count. Started quilting (piecing) about 5 years ago & made lots of tops that are folded & waiting to be quilted. I'm finally starting to actually quilt them. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. What a great little project, and such a generous giveaway!

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  5. I love that fabric - and what a clever pattern! I never would have thought of using metal tape measures. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. I love the laminated sewing kit.

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  7. Deonn, Another great little project. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  8. Two. But I've decided to work on one till it is done then work on the next. I think ;)

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  9. Thanks Deonn! Been enjoying your little Snippets!

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  10. I love your projects with the laminated fabric. Thanks for all the great tutorials and pics.

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  11. The eyeglass case is darling. I need to make one of those for my mom. Great idea.

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  12. I have more UFOs than I can count. Ideally I would like to finish at least 6 of them once my machine is fixed. Baby steps...

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  13. What's my favorite Snippet? The UFO-to-Go Design Wall is marvelous and it's my intention to make one. You can see that the giveaway would be perfect; thanks for the chance.

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  14. I did "pin" to my board and here's the link: http://pinterest.com/pin/225954106276159443/

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  15. Really cool idea! Such a great snippet! So many good ones to pick from!

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  16. I looked all over for my eyeglasses in the sewing room yesterday! This is perfect and especially if I make it in a bright color I won't overlook. :) blessings, marlene

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  17. What a cute idea! I know of several people I could make these for.

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  18. I printed out this pattern hoping to make one for a Christmas gift. I am so snowed under all of my UFO's I think I have about 16 that are cut and started and another 7 or 8 that are kitted and piled on my table. If we have an earth quake, I could be Barrie's under all of them and never be found.

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  19. Uh I have a few UFOs I am a bit ashamed of actually, thanks for the chance to win, love your tutorials!

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  20. what a brilliant idea! thank you. my ufos are always a mess. happy holidays!

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  21. I love this, thanks for the chance to win! jrae_228 at yahoo dot com

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  22. I have too many UFOs...I haven`t even counted.. I love your snappy eye glasses case! :)

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  23. I am a one project at a time gal. But this usually includes one machine project and one hand sewing project. And I can't stand not finishing a project, so, I don't have any big UFOs!

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  24. I don't see the rafflecopter...?
    But chevron laminate?!! what?! I had no idea it existed and I am in love!

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  25. i have at least 20 going on right now. maybe more.

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  26. I've got one UFO, strictly counted there are 4 UFO, because I work on one project, have a leaders-and-enders for another project and a hexie handsewing going on, but these are worked at, so no UFOs as in my definition.

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  27. Oh, geez, I have about 15 UFOs! I am easily distracted :)

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  28. I started counting UFO's last week and I lost count. So I have no idea how many projects my daughter's will inherit

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  29. im going to make those cases, I've got 2 new pairs of glasses arriving soon

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  30. I am new to quilting. So my UFOs list probably less than 5

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  31. My comment disappeared - rafflecopter just isn't working on blogs for this hop
    I have about 6 ufos.
    I already follow your blog.

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  32. Your snippets are great and all very useful.

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  33. Rafflecopter isn't cooperating for me either, but I follow you on GFC now and I have many UFO's, mostly things I started to make myself, but got distracted working on projects for other people instead. One of the funnier ones is a set of coasters with scientifically accurate leaves embroidered on them (I realized I couldn't identify oak vs. maple vs. ash vs. mulberry and thought that'd be a good way to learn!). I got one completely done, but only one, so I only have one fall coaster and have to use it mismatched with other coasters on the table, lol.

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  34. I have 6 UFOs. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  35. Hiya! Love the specs case. May try making one for my ex-mother-in-law. She's always looking for her glasses. Thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Great tutorial and what a great eyeglass case, thanks for sharing and the great giveaway!

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  37. cute tutorial! I love the deluxe measuring tape!

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  38. all my UFO's are unfinished clothing for my daughter. I will bet some are too small now :)

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  39. Thanks SO much for this tutorial! My MIL asked me to make one of these, and I had NO IDEA how to make the "snappy" part. AWESOME. Thanks!

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  40. I pinned a snippet! http://pinterest.com/pin/260997740876735372/

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  41. Sweet! I need that glass case!

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  42. I love the UFO snippet, but I also love the wristlet -- and let's face it, the eyeglass case is adorable too!

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  43. I love your snippets,,,my fave so far has been the wristlet!

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  44. I have way too many UFOs - I'm a bit too scared to count ! thanks for the fab giveaway :)

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  45. Oh my goodness, I have so many things that are partially finished haha! Thanks for the change to win, love chevrons :)

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  46. Perfect quick gift! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  47. Those snippet patterns are brilliant. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  48. Oh wow! I've never seen the metal measuring tape trick, that's awesome! I'm scared to make a list of UFOs, so I'll estimate: 8!

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  49. Love the eyeglass holders!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  50. I have a ton of UFOs. There are two, no three no four quilt tops I need to get quilted. Oh wait I forgot those other two. Drats I think Unlucky 13 should be the year of the UFOs (cause I havent mentioned the block sets)

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  51. Very nice! Thanks for the chance. Love that chevron and this is a great tutorial!

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  52. I currently have five quilt tops completed waiting to be quilted :( I have three more quilts that are in the piecing stage and three quilts in queue. Man, I need to get busy.

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  53. I love your snippets, especially the sewing bag. Such a cute way to use small amounts of fabric.
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  54. I love your idea to use a metal measuring tape in the eyeglasses case!! Brilliant! Thanks for the chance to win some cool goodies.

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  55. I had never heard of a snippet until today, they are great so great in fact you have a new follower

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  56. I have about four unfinished quilts right now :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  57. I have found about 8 so far but I am still going through my sewing room.

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  58. I have an unfinished quilt or three that desperately need my attention...

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  59. I have so many UFO I can't even count them!

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  60. I have one quilt that needs quilting otherwise I only have current projects... I'm finishing up a valance for my nephew and a shirt for my son! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  61. I have been diligently whittling away at my ufos finishing two ten year old quilt tops...when last night my machine siezed... now I am prepping more ufos to be finished. Loventhe snippets!

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  62. I have way too many UFOs. So many I have a lot I have forgotten about completely.

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  63. I have more UFOs than I care to admit! Sometimes halfway through, the thrill is gone.

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  64. I'm tickled to bits to see THIS little tutorial. I've wondered how to make this type of snug button/snap/velcro-free closure and this is it! Thanks!

    UFO's ... about 7 ... I hope to rectify that soon.

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  65. Yup, rafflecopter won't work for me. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  66. I pinned a Snippet. http://pinterest.com/pin/17451517278045080/

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  67. I have 4 UFOs that I can think of.

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  68. Rafflecopter isn't working for me, but I did sign up to follow in GFC

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  69. My favorite snippit is the needle case

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  70. I have two UFOs right now. OH no, wait, I have three. oops.
    The Snippet I liked most is your UFO to go. I thought that I might try making that if I had the laminate and thought it might make a good changing pad for my Granddaughter too.

    Also, the Rafflecopter works fine with the IE browser BUT, you need to have the most current one (IE9) so those having problems are probably still using an older version. That was one reason I finally upgraded to IE9 myself. So many had started using Rafflecopter so I had to break my resistance to change and upgrade.

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  71. I have at least 5 UFOs...probably more...I haven't counted lately.

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign@ gmail .com

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  72. I have 4 UFO/WIPs at the moment, hope to finish 3 of them to give as Christmas gifts, fingers crossed! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  73. Love the eyeglass case in the laminate fabric!

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  74. I like the tape measure tutorial

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  75. I have 4 UFOs down from 8 last month!

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  76. I know I have 6 quilt tops waiting to be basted, quilted, and bound and many many more to be pieced. But I did get 4 large projects finished up last week. Made me feel great!

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  77. This is an awesome idea, thanks for sharing it.

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  78. I have too many ufos to count, I'd like to see a tutorial for a cute iPad or iPhone cover. Thanks!

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  79. I have lots of UFOs right now! :) your snippets look great! I like the glasses case!

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  80. i have quite a few UFO!

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. new email follower

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. I love the glasses case - cool : )

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  83. 3 unfinished eatkin85(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. I have too many UFOs... some are random quilt blocks I had to try out that will one day be potholders, or maybe a scrappy quilt... Others are clothes that just didn't quite turn out the way I envisioned so I don't have the oomph to finish.

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  85. Hello from Minnesota! New follower... I just love your projects, especially the rosebud wrist pincushion and the UFO to go.

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  86. I lost my sunglasses case 2 months ago, and I really need to make me a new one. I hadn't thought of the ruler closing. Great idea! Maybe I'll have time after Christmas to make me a new case.

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  87. Too many ufos to count! I like the laminate sewing case snippet. I'm new to your site so I can't wait to see what you have next! Many thanks!

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  88. Great tutorial - this is such a great item to sew.

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  89. Are you ready... 81 UFOs. Yep. The good news is that I've finished 13 in the last 2 months. And, all are lap or smaller. Whew. Great tutorial and giveaway!

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  90. LOVE the snippets. What a great idea!

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  91. I think all of the Snippets are wonderful. What a clever way to dress up a regular everyday tape measure. Thank you!
    anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. I've got 6 UFO's right now. Some are sewing related and some are knitting related.

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  93. Thanks for the chance to win. I have about 3 UFO's, bad news is they are supposed to be finished for Christmas.

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  94. I really need to do this... I just lay my glasses down in the neck of my machine...and hope they don't get knocked off or scratched! I keep putting it off!
    Thanks!
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com (or the google one!)

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  95. love your giveaway! i have about a dozen ufos!

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  96. I have a UFO from 1998 and quite a number since then. I need to buy backing fabrics and get onto the binding of others.

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  97. I have 6 UFOs right now, and at least 10 to make. Thanks for the chance to win ;)

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  98. As usual you have GREAT ideas for useful things!!
    I loved seeing you in Houston...

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  99. I love the wristlet, I have a few UFO's!

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  100. I am trying to finish up a dr seuss quilt for my sister in law and an i spy for my daughters daycare gift before Christmas.

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  101. I love the laminate sewing kit :)

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  102. I have a whole cabinet FULL of UFO's!! More than are countable in a quick minute :)

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  103. over ten UFO's! But that's a good thing, it's my first year, and I have just as many finishes! I love the two snippets I have seen today, and looking forward to seeing more :D

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  104. I only have one UFO. I guess that makes it a WIP :) Thanks for the chance!

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  105. I love the tutorial for the glasses case. It would make a perfect stocking stuffer for my mom and sister.

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  106. I have 5 UFO's right now. I love that sewing kit!

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  107. Small rejects are he way to go! Many hanks for the tutorial!

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  108. UFO's- I have a lot- just saying. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  109. I like the needle book snippet! I need one of those.

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  110. I don't know if I can even admit in print how many UFO's are lurking around the house. However I DID finish one that was only two years old just last week.

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  111. I'm new here and glad to find your blog, so much information!
    Not many UFO's on my shelf as I try to finish a few before I start another a few. I tend to forget where i was on a project, so it's better to finish them first, otherwise I might spend more time to recall where was left from last time I worked on it, lol/

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  112. Whoa, I've never seen these Snippets before! I will definitely be checking them out and signing up to follow you!

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  113. I have a couple of UFOs - and more ideas in my head than time to do it. Thanks for the chance!

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  114. I love the fabric! Thanks for the giveaway and great tutorials!

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  115. I have an u finished lap quilt at the moment, I think I got through Rafflecotper, but I had some issues as well. I am following via GFC as Maureen Hayes. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely prize!

    Merry Christmas!

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  116. I love the idea of your portable design wall.

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  117. Not too many actual UFOs, but ever so many unrealised ideas in my head! :) Thanks for the chance to win! Nicola

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  118. I have so many UFO knitting projects that they are overflowing my bucket. There are at least 15.

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  119. Love the wrist pincushion! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  120. I love this tutorial. I'm printing it and will be making it with my 2nd grader for her new glasses :)

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  121. I was helping mom clean out her sewing room, and I have now inherited one of Grandma Gardner's UFOs. Its a quilt made with sweatshirt fabric, very Gee's Bend. I'm excited to finish it!

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  122. I made the bedding for my son's nursery from Riley Blake's orange chevron print paired with Kona aqua - looks like we have similar tastes!

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  123. Oh good question: how many UFO's do I have? I dont know and am scared to find out. maybe i should fix that next year.
    jjjcwebb at hotmail dot com

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  124. I love your blog... so many easy tutorials!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  125. I have no less than 36 UFOs!!!

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  126. Ps please delete this as not an entry, but your clip at the bottom made me cry and its absolutely beauitful. Thank you for sharing.

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