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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, 04.53 PMby katiethedesignergirl

    I started a jacket in 2004 and now just need to finish the cuffs. I’m sure I have a few other projects like that in my craft room too. But tons of other stuff that actually got finished! :)

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.53 PMby naimhe

    Ugh. It was a heaven and earth designs project, and so far, I’ve got five years on it. Progress? A little less than halfway. Its lovely, but holy crap guys. Those things take for EVER.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.53 PMby floralwhirl

    that’s would be the matching pants and top for a family member that took 5months of long breaks

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.52 PMby SweetC

    for the size of the project…. once I took like a week just to make the hem of a pair of jeans…. my machine seemed to hate me that week and I couldn’t make just the hem!!! It was awful…. <.<

    of course bigger projects can take like more than a month… hehehe~

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.52 PMby jvanfosson

    I have a quilt that I started in high school and have never finished. All it needs is the back stitched on! I’ve had it idle for 9 years now! Yikes!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.51 PMby Clari Feuerbacher

    Way to many years, more than I want to admit to, but this week digging through a storage box came across a project started 33 years ago. It’s time has come, started on it again!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.50 PMby Kimberly Nugent

    I still have some UFO’s from high school and college (I’m quite a few years out. ;) )

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.50 PMby newjulie

    Oh dear… I’d say thirty years and counting – !

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.48 PMby nellyvdb

    Weeks! But it is for lack of time to sit down and complete a project. I would say if I had sat down the entire time for my most difficult projet, it would be about 8 hours, and that’s also cause i’m still at the novice level.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.48 PMby reliablechef

    years! When I do a large sampler, I tend to work on it in spurts as I get bored of it quickly. I believe it took 2 years to do my last. My latest is still in progress

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.48 PMby jenEembroidery

    I started a table cloth a year ago that is no where close to being finished. It is a round table cloth with my embroidered flowers on it, I have gotten 2 on it…other projects have come between this one. I hope to maybe have it done in another year or so. Who knows?!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.47 PMby Erica Larsen

    I have a dress that I started last winter and still haven’t finished a year later. The sad thing is it only needs to skirt seams finished and hem. I think it would take about half an hour.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.45 PMby SoCalHeather

    I started to make a Christmas stocking for my first niece while my sister was pregnant with her. She is 14 now and it isn’t finished. I can remember her as a toddler watching me work on it, so excited that it was going to be her “sock” Now it is a joke between the 2 of us; will I finish it in time to give to her first child?

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.45 PMby stefilu

    I suppose the project I’ve just started will be my longeste ever because I have a new baby t I have to take care of and little time left to do anything else …

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.44 PMby erikaj

    i’ve had a scarf on knitting needles for 2 years now. Scarves are so boring to knit

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.44 PMby CassieQuinlan

    Oh man, I think the longest it’s taken me to finish a project was my first sewing project after about 10 years off. I had to redo so many parts of this full sized apron and had such a hard time remembering how to read a pattern! Aye!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.43 PMby aslimir

    I started knitting a hooded suit for a baby and I finished 2 month later :)

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.41 PMby morkin13

    It took me 5 months to finish a pair of skinny jeans. My sewing machine kept eating the fabric.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.41 PMby tinapickles

    4 years and counting—I’ve had this really beautiful sweater on my knitting needles forever and ever!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.40 PMby Stin86

    My longest project was a shirt I am still in the process of making! it’s been a year and a half and since I’ve started grad school, I’ve been almost intimidated to pull it out and begin sewing again. I’m worried I’ll be out of practice and mess up (although I’ve completed smaller projects in the meantime).

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.40 PMby ascwing

    I have several projects that I’ve given up on, and for most of them, I’ve gotten rid of the supplies. I couldn’t handle the guilt I’d feel when I’d look in my closet or in a drawer and see the partially-finished project staring up at me!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.37 PMby merrier

    The neon thread is blowing my mind! I have craft projects (particularly stuff related to framing that have been waiting for years to be finished). Maybe five years or so?

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.37 PMby megatron

    The project that took me the longest was one of my firsts. I made a basic quilt for my bed about 8 or 9 years ago. It was a great way to practice basic sewing in straight lines. It took me about 2 months of my summer holidays. Though there are some holes that need fixing, I still have it on my bed and it reminds me where I started.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.37 PMby samantha templeton

    The longest time a project has taken me is probably two years. I usually fall in and out of love with a project I’m doing! My new year’s resolution is to finish all my projects by February, which should be easy since I’m new unemployed!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.36 PMby esme25

    i’ve had an almost complete sweater in my knitting box for about 4 years. i decided right at the end that i hate the color and i’ve been too lazy to either finish it or frog.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.34 PMby claughter713

    Probably over 2 years to finish an Elizabethan blackworked hankerchief…granted it was an intricate strawberry pattern but it just took forever. I did finish it and gave it as a first gift to my now husband…

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.29 PMby busybunch

    I’ve had crosstitches half-done for a decade, but still not sure if/when I’ll ever finish them. I’ve left a quilt-top undone for a half year before finally quilting it. But I usually order fabric with a project in mind, and then start working on it as soon as it arrives. ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.27 PMby Mimipaulusma

    I started knitting a blanket three years ago, I only had to knit two more colors to the blanket. But when I got to the shop where I bought my wool I found out that the colors that I needed were taken out of the collection. such a shame. So I started last year with a new blanket and this I’m going to finish no matter what.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.26 PMby Kelybean16

    Had a scarf I started about four years ago, but I think I’ve given up on it. I am currently working on an embroidered apron that was supposed to be a birthday gift in July. Now (hopefully) it will be a Christmas gift!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.25 PMby aluckmann

    The first time I decided to knit a pair of hobo mittens for myself I combined three different patterns – a fair isle pair, the hobo mittens, and a pair that I liked better for the thumb gusset and top decreases. It took me about four months to finish the first one. Then life got busy, when I went to make the left mitten I realized that I had left myself terrible directions for what I did to combine the three patterns. The left looked nothing like the right. So I started the right one over. It was about two and half years before I had a matching set. Then last winter I lost one of them . . .

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