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Comment to Win: What is the longest it’s taken you to finish a craft project?


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    Dec 9, 2011, 07.24 AMby raving

    Over half a year because I left it at home while I went to university so I couldn’t work on it for several months.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 07.04 AMby inspirehope

    I would say about 6 months.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 06.46 AMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)

    my project jas 2 , the korean style dress , with sequins. it looks easy to make but it took me the longest to make it.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 06.41 AMby grammaheh1

    I usually finish most of my projects, but I still have a quilt top that I made about 8 yrs ago and it is still unfinished!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 06.25 AMby pink-cornelia

    That would be the talea coat I started It in 2007 and i haven’t finished It.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 05.54 AMby cucperson

    I started a christmas table runner in 1986. I still have it and it is not finished so I guess that makes this the longest project. : (

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    Dec 9, 2011, 05.36 AMby tmcolom

    i have about 10 projects in motion, i think i will finish them all mid next year. i finish most of what i start provided it is going in a good direction. Otherwise, i put it aside and try and use what i made for something else. Some of my best projects started as something else. i guess the longest project i have worked on was a knitted blanket i started when i was 20. i am almost done and i am 45.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 05.07 AMby watatoe

    I think the longest it has taken me to finish a craft project was 9 months. My sewing machine started having issues and I had to take it to the repair shop 3 times until it was finally fixed. So needless to say, it really slowed me down. I do have a treadle machine as a back up, but it is lacking the features that my modern machine has.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 05.01 AMby mayell

    It took me 2.5 years to finish a quilt. I was not working on it the whole time. I stopped and picked it back up again.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 04.57 AMby burda-user-913639

    wellll i still have some U F P s so.. a real answer is TBD. but it has been at least 6 months on one dress!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 04.37 AMby kjfirebird

    There is a quilted blanket that took me almost eight years to finish! I started when I was around seven, and just let it sit half-completed in the top of my closet until I was fifteen. Finally, I realized it was really stupid that I had never finished it, especially since there was barely anything left to do in order to make it usuable. Sadly, I initially started it when it was as long as I was tall. By the time I finished it, it didn’t even reach up to my ribcage. Oh, intentions…

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    Dec 9, 2011, 04.20 AMby stacystemp

    Oh man, it can take years if I have bits and pieces that are difficult to find.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 03.48 AMby ahkisha

    3 months! i worked on a dress for a christmas dinner at my school, I still love it!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 03.43 AMby Wendy Christie

    I don’t leave stuff unfinished for too long, just can’t. It’s like if I start reading a book I have to finish it even if its crap. I wonder what that says about my craft projects!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 03.40 AMby lhynx28

    My la piedra cross stitch which i started stitching when I was 13 yrs old. It remains unfnished until this day and i am 26yrs old now. Lol. ;))

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    Dec 9, 2011, 03.36 AMby runningwithscissors1

    he he, oddly enough, today I just finished a cross stitch that I started a year and a half ago. The first cross stitch project I ever did was a little lofty and took me about 6-7 years to finish. I do have a few unfinished sewing projects on hand from the past year or so too.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 03.35 AMby sewmyway

    I have a whole box full of things that are partly completed. Sometimes I just need to have a break from them (for a few months) to finish them with fresh eyes. I think they turn out better when I haven’t forced myself.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 03.33 AMby Jkabana

    That would’ve a manger set, … Going on five years. And one thing I do know is that it will not be done this year either.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 03.33 AMby Sadie Fox Metter

    I have several unfinished projects, but I think the longest I have ever taken to complete a project is two years. I started a holiday dress project to wear for a party and ended up wearing to a party two years later. Of course some of my unfinished projects could easily surpass two years.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 03.22 AMby mrempert

    I started making a pair of dress pants about 3 years ago. I’m still not anywhere close to being done. :)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 03.19 AMby lindac

    My first two grandchildren were born July, ‘98 , and October,’98. That year fior Christmas I made them blankets ( a couple of yards of fleece bound in wide ribbon—the boy still has his and sleeps with it, or it’s in his bed under the covers. Teddy bears on brown or blue with red ribbon. The girl’s mom maybe gave hers to the next baby.) The next kids were born in September, 01 and October, 01. Still no blankets. The boys are 10 now. Oh dear- I still have those fleece pieces and ribbons waiting. When sister (of Oct,‘01 and Oct,’98 ) came along in ’04, I just bought her a blanket at a craft show.

    Last year I did make all three of that family great big double layered tied fleece throws for Christmas – colors their choice (pink/purple, red/blue, red/green) but I still have those two baby blankets I need to finish. Ten years it has been.


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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.59 AMby Candice Leslie

    When my daughter Diane was almost 3 years old, I taught her how to embroider with a set of table napkins. She sewed X’s and O’s in pastel floss on textured cotton fabric. Last month I finished hemming the fourth napkin and sent them to her as a Christmas gift. She is almost 28 years old. That would make this project 25 years in the finishing.
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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.55 AMby lizajane09

    Um, I have a quilt top that is about two years old—- still unfinished….

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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.47 AMby madrid64

    it took me 2 years to finish a quilt I hand pieced and stitched.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.28 AMby Brandy totten

    Yep I am the maker of so many ufos it is sad. When I finally go back and finish some I will have a good date for you. As far as ones I’ve actually completed, A month or so has been the longest one. I love sublime stitchery, I am actually getting ready to finish one of their designs right now. Yay for finishing!!!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.20 AMby Staryleo

    The longest one is absolutely my knitting project. Started it 2 years back but end up doing different pattern from what I intend 2 do earlier which will probably take me another couple of years. Haha.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.14 AMby sensinger

    3 years. I started learning to knit a hat with a circular needle, and then I pulled it too tight, and had to fix it…put it aside…and then picked it up again. It was a learnin- as-you-go project, and a practice of patience. And it did get finished (you can see it here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/sensinger/toe-hat) . I did the Baby Surprise Jacket right after that, and in record time.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 01.55 AMby tvriz

    What’s the longest its taken for me to finish a project? Well, there are some that are still not done….the dreaded UFOs (unfinished objects)!!!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 01.37 AMby Shannon Gruber Burchard

    I have some cross stitch I started back in high school over 20 years ago. Does that count?

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    Dec 9, 2011, 01.34 AMby Alice Nelson

    Oh my goodness, so any ufos – I guess the longest I can count and not a lost cause is a woodworking project that had been sitting in a corner for the last two years – I work on it off and on, and my goal is to finish it within the next two months..

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