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Welcome to Day 8 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a Signed Copy of Embroidered Effects, an Ultimate Kit, and Glow-in-the-Dark Floss from Sublime Stitching! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Friday, December 9th to be entered to win!

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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 8, 2011, 05.23 PMby Sai Wongcongsawat

    I have so many projects plan, some started and never get finished. Some started and finished in a couple of hours. The longest it took to ´finish´ a project, I would have to say, a month. It was a knit scarf.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.22 PMby thryn

    I would have to say about a year and a half now and counting. Last spring, I signed up for a t-shirt quilt workshop at a local craft shop. We didn’t finish the quilt in class, just the sandwich. I was about to do the quilting at home when my sewing machine broke. So, while I finally got a new machine (a fabulous Janome, which I love), I never finished the quilt, and it has been sitting in an IKEA bag ever since. Quilt sandwich limbo is a lonely, lonely place.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.22 PMby lokicat

    Years!!… some things maybe never!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.19 PMby JennRazz

    I was trying to make a 3ft.X3ft. Throw pillow for a friend’s birthday in march… Didn’t finish it…. Tried to give it to her for Christmas… Still not quite done… I gave it to her for valentines day.. Haha but her reaction to how awesome it was made it all worth it =)

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.19 PMby mtandg

    Days, months, years so many things to do so little time and sometimes I lose interest. Last year my goal was to get through as many UFOs as possible and I am about 3/4 through…

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.17 PMby rhigrav

    Still haven’t finished a waistcoat I started knitting when I was about ten- I’m twenty now! The longest I’ve taken to finish a project other than that was another knitted waistcoat that took two years- there’s a bit of a theme emerging here I think :P

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.15 PMby dealy

    I’d have to say a few years – new projects always come along and it’s hard to resist starting something new!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.14 PMby flutefish

    Well, there is one that I finished that took about three years. There are plenty that, if they ever get finished, will have taken a lot longer than that!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.14 PMby serena

    Years. I have projects I started years ago that still aren’t finished. But they will be….

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.13 PMby Peggy Becker

    I started an embroidery project one summer when I was in middle school. That was some time in the late 1970s. It’s still not finished. I have finished many things since then, just not that one.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.13 PMby Sue Sweeney

    I have been working on I have dubbed “The Hate Scarf” since last spring. Hopefully it will be done this weekend and I can either give it to its intended recipient or burn it, I don’t know which.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.12 PMby tsedai

    Some of the costume projects I have actually finished have taken over four months. I still have one costume piece that I started over a year ago that isn’t done yet though! I still want to make it, but I think I need to find different fabric or something, because it isn’t quite right and so I don’t have a lot of desire to work on it.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.12 PMby helenejw

    I’ve actually had several projects that have taken me over two years to complete! I think the longest was an afghan that took almost 3 years.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.12 PMby mlssfshn

    @ years, my bottle cap jacket and my tie dress. Both were of and on projects that construction techniques need to be developed and tweaked.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.11 PMby Judith Rooney

    Four years for an embroidery project. I worked on here and there but when I was forced to be home after my appendix was home…I finished it! It’s now hanging in my powder room.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.10 PMby ALYSSA WEST

    The longest craft project I’ve ever done was a polymer sculpture with fashion concepts from paper to final painting of 3 months. Sewing clothes is a lot easier than sculpting them…

    Longest fabric craft project I’ve ever done was a hand stitched ribbon knitting-needle carrying case that I started when my daughter was a few months old. She is now 16 months old, and I am still trying to finish it. I got a sewing machine again, so I am going to finish it with that. Not sure what crossed my mind thinking that hand sewing a 2 ft long roll-able case with ribbon was a good idea.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.06 PMby carbs8410

    I’m just getting started but my aunt gave me her unfinished cross-stitch quilt top project to finish as my own and then give to my infant son. It was originally intended to be her gift to her first child— who is now over 40 years old!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.06 PMby queenvanilla

    A year? I have skirt that needs re-hemming that still lies around.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.06 PMby hpink

    When I was pregnant with my first child, I started my maternity leave from my job a few weeks early and found myself with lots of nervous energy but not much to do. I had learned only the basics of crochet and so mindlessly made just one endlessly long string! That “project” never amounted to anything functional at all, but I still have the “product” as a sweet, funny reminder of what those last weeks of waiting were like. :)

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.05 PMby Jariya Tato

    I have been working on a crochet scarf project for several years. I could just leave it be but i keep adding to it!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.02 PMby Tokie Ang

    about 1-2 months!! starts from the design and then the embellishment!! goshh would love to have the embroidery effect!! that makes my wedding dress looks elegance and the glow in the dark thread!! haha i think i can imagine how my wedding will great with it!! :D

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.00 PMby Judith Rooney

    I’ve been working on a granny square blanket since I was 15. I am now 23. Procrastination is an affliction.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.00 PMby sparkledonkey

    I’d say several months, because that’s usually the longest I’ll go for something i genuinely want to finish. I do have several UFOs that I’m starting to go through now, and I’ll either cut up and reuse them for other projects or donate. Life is too short to store projects that make me feel bad!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.00 PMby emelote

    Wow! What a nice giveaway! For me the longest I have worked on a project was 7 years and it is still not complete…here’s hoping to 2012!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.59 PMby swankypot

    LOL this is funny considering how many unfinished projects I currently have…I would say 2 years and still counting. :P

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.57 PMby Cynthia Martin

    I started a sampler for my mother one year for Christmas. I’d work on it a while and then go months without touching it again. About 4 years after I started it, I finished it sitting in the ICU waiting room when she was very ill. I gave it to her the next Christmas. I started a mobile for my son’s crib about 3 months before he was born. He turned 30 this past September and have officially given up on it. I had held on to it thinking that he’d get married and I’d finish it for his child. That doesn’t look like it will happen anytime soon.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.56 PMby nouvellegamine

    3 months to finish a scarf. i kept dropping stitches and had to unravel it.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.54 PMby smith7387

    At least a year…

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.54 PMby silvahalo13

    I have a scarf that’s been waiting to be finished for maybe 3 years now. :/

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.53 PMby sewhard2011

    I started knitting a baby jacket and outfit from a vintage pattern book, so that my niece could where it home from the hospitable . . .she is now six, perhaps i could finish it in time for when she has her first baby!

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