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Thread: Son's misfortune is Mommy's Gain

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    Super Member mountain deb's Avatar
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    So so glad you know how to recycle. I do not know if I would congratulate your son or not, he might take that as permission to break up more things. lol
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    lol,my daughter collects broken tape measures for that reason
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    Okay, I missed it. What's a snap bag? Is there a tut on the board and how did I miss it since I spend oodles of time here?
    I'm taking it all with me and if St Peter won't let me in, I'm commin' back.

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    What a cute story! And now I know what is used for those snap bags! LOL
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    Where would I find a pattern to make the Snap Bags?

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    It's nice when you can recycle.
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    I havent looked yet, but a friend told me that the dollar store carries them.
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    favorite poem..Outwitted by Edwin Markham...He drew a circle that shut us out..heretic, rebel a thing to flout.
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    We drew a circle that took him in!

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    I am now on my 2nd broken tape measure. You can make some fun things with them.
    At a quilt show I talked to an author of several "snappy" patterns. She said she always buys the best tape measures she can get to make her products. Something to think about.

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    I think the "quality" difference is in how it is housed and in the retractibility of it, the tape itself (I AM TOLD) is the same. However, I agree it is always better to buy the best quality you can afford.
    Margie....wannaBsewer
    favorite poem..Outwitted by Edwin Markham...He drew a circle that shut us out..heretic, rebel a thing to flout.
    But Love and I had the wit to win,
    We drew a circle that took him in!

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    I had one break once but that was before I knew about snap bags. Hopin' my present one will break sometime so I can use it!

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    Thanks for the thread. I went to the Stitchin Sisters website and they have all kinds of snap bags. Bookmarked for future reference!

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    Have fun! Make one for your son to keep his toys in as a reward I may have to make one after hearing about these.
    Last edited by caspharm; 11-07-2011 at 09:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoanaWahine View Post
    My 5 year old was playing with a 25' measuring tape and sprung the spring inside. Yes, he got scared and came running to mommy, but all I could think of was, Cool, now I do not have to go buy one for some Snap Bags that I want to make. Just had to take it apart to roll up the tape measuring tape so that I do not have a pile in my sewing room. Now to get the scraps out and get sewing. To much fun for me....
    OK, I don't know, what is a snap bag? Thanks
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    I am lost. What is it with the broken tape measure and a new bag construction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharin'Sharon View Post
    I am lost. What is it with the broken tape measure and a new bag construction?
    I was thinking the same thing. I guess I have so many patterns already, I don't keep up on the "new" ones. I have several old dressmaker tapes sitting around. Something I will have to look into.
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    What a great story. I am still waiting to find one around the house to use. Too bad, I don't have a little boy to break one. LOL. At least it is not wasted.

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    I have been looling for snap rulers for these bags. This thread has given me lots of ideas. Thanks to all!

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    I bought 2 of this weekend at our guild fair, they called my name, I had to. LOL

    In pink and hula girls, my DGD's are living in HI and love pink, so I 2 more Christmas presents.
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    I bought one at the dollar store to play with...I didn't want to spend alot...
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    You gals are hilarious! LOL
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    One time we had a guy out her to measure our house for some remodeling. When he was here his tape measure broke and I quickly piped up with "Great, can I have it?" He thought I was crazy, but hey, they will do anything for the sale.
    No, he didn't get the sale.

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    Great save!!!

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    You are so lucky! Make sure to post pics when you get them done!!

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    Thank goodness he didn't get hit when it came apart. I've been cut by one. Not fun.
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    I just broke mine and tossed it. Hmm I think I need to go digging.

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