Unfinished Projects and What to Do With Them

Written by Loretta Oliver

We all know how this story begins. Shopping at your local craft store and something catches your eye. Impulse buy, in a manner of speaking. You get it home, you open it up, you even organize and beginrepparttar project only to find its more than you may have bargained for! So you put it away for now and go on about life as usual. Projects come and go and you get torepparttar 116240 bottom ofrepparttar 116241 project bin and there it is again,repparttar 116242 Unfinished Project! You take it out, look atrepparttar 116243 parts and wonder will it ever be done?

How does a project become a UFP? Well, usually it's something that was too time consuming. However there are many other reasons as well. It could have been more difficult than it first appeared and you needed to learn more before continuing it. It may have been larger than your eyes perceived. Perhapsrepparttar 116244 pattern is difficult to read. Mayberepparttar 116245 directions aren't as concise as you would like them to be and it leaves you wondering.

We've all done it and we've all had them. Nowrepparttar 116246 question is what do we do with them?

I had a UFP for about 2 years, then one day as luck would have it my curious toddler lost some ofrepparttar 116247 floss and a page of instructions for me ~ andrepparttar 116248 first thought in my mind was GREAT, I can Finally throw it out! Which is exactly what I did with it, threw it out. This is our first option for your dreaded UFP ~ throw it out.

Now you may think this is harsh but if it's been hanging around long enough to down right annoy you its time to part with it. If your stitching (or any other craft) for relaxation and you dread even looking atrepparttar 116249 project that is hiding inrepparttar 116250 bottom ofrepparttar 116251 project bin then it is defeating its purpose. We want to enjoy our crafts, relax and relieve daily stress.

What else can I do with my UFP?? I've gotten too far to throw it away now! This is an excellent questions. Below is our list of suggestions and ideas for cleaning out your project bin and either getting rid of or finishing all of your UFP's.

No Sew Fleece Blankets

Written by Loretta Oliver

What you'll need:

1-2 yds. of print outerwear fleece 1-2 yds. of a solid outerwear fleece Tape measure rotary cutting supplies if you have them, if not that is okay, just userepparttar tape measure and a pair of scissors

How to make

*Square your fabric edges by folding corners to meet flat edges and trimming to square it up.

*Removerepparttar 116239 selvages (fabric fray)

*Placerepparttar 116240 two fabrics over each other, wrong sides together.

*Cut a 5" square from each ofrepparttar 116241 4 corners

* To cut fringe, lay fabric on rotary cutting mat, (keep both together, you can pin them inrepparttar 116242 canter if needed, if you have a rotary or scissor that will cut through both yards at once) and cut strips 1 inch wide and 5 inches deeprepparttar 116243 whole way aroundrepparttar 116244 fabric. If your rotary or scissor wont cut both atrepparttar 116245 same time, that is okay just make sure to keep your strips evenly spaced.

*Using a overhand knot, tierepparttar 116246 front and back fringe together (loop swoop and pull knot)repparttar 116247 whole way aroundrepparttar 116248 blanket. Be careful not to pull too hard, you could stretchrepparttar 116249 fabric out and distort your blanket.

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