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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

UFO's are a Good Thing...

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This UFO is now another Christmas finish (it's only a baby UFO - 1 year old - unlike some other adolescent and young adults hiding in the cupboards).

If I had finished it last year I would have laboriously cut out a hanging-sleeve sized piece of backing, sewn it into a tube, turned it right side out,turned in and hand hemmed the edges, then sewn it on after finishing the binding.

But...because I left this for a whole year, I found a nifty tutorial just one week ago! 

corner hangers
Clever,clever Beth at Plum and June had this tutorial on her blog - voilà charm square corners for a dowel to go aross the back. (Go and look at the tutorial, it was for a blog hop and there are some lovely projects on the hops along the way).
corner hangers
 Now it's a finished object  - and my sister's Christmas present is done (she did get a present last year, just in case you were wondering if she had to wait a whole year to get it back!)
finished Christmas tree



thanks for taking a peek over the fence...

1 comment:

  1. At this rate all your UFO's will be done and Christmas sorted. Love the tree. x

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Nice of you to take a peek over the fence. It's lovely to meet you. Do come in, have a cuppa and a chat. I will talk back...

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