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A Measuring Tool Holder Swap

This is a finished item swap for a covered tape or measuring tool holder.


Depending on style:

bulletcovered retractable measure about 1 1/2"diameter. 
bulletmetal or plastic ruler (rigid) ...4-6"overall 
bulletA regular rolled cloth tape measure......2" max. 


What ever suits you!  I would suggest nice felt for the retractable measure. Ribbon base for the rolled cloth measure.  For the ruler case...stitchers choice.  


A pattern of your own making, an idea taken from books or magazines, or otherwise purchased pattern. 


Any subject.  

You may wish to check with the recipient as to their preference, in subject and color, since this is a swap for a series of tools to be used together.  


You will need to ask whether your partner uses a cloth tape measure, a ruler or a retractable tape measure, before you decide on a pattern.

Who can participate: 

This swap is open to all SRESafeHaven list members in good standing.  International swappers are VERY welcome here! Contact me by email to sign up or if you have further questions.  Let me know if you are willing to swap internationally, because International swappers are always WELCOMED!!!

How to join:

Simply send an email to BarbE at the address above no later than November 31, 2002.  Make sure you let her know if you are willing to swap internationally and if you would like more than one partner.  Also, let Barbara know if you are willing to substitute in case someone drops out.

Partner assignments:  

Partners will be randomly assigned on December  1, 2002. You will be contacted by email with the name and email address of your partner for this swap.  The names will also be listed here as a reference.  You will be expected to contact your partner regarding snail mail addresses and preferences.  

Deadline for completion:

The finished measure holder should be in the mail by January 10, 2002.  

Drop-out Policy:

There is a "no questions asked" drop out policy.  Just let Barbara know if you cannot complete the assignment once made.  

Incentives for timely completion:


All participants who complete and mail their finished item on time will be eligible to win this random drawing.  

Web resources and ideas for this swap:

bulletNorthwest Sampler Guild Stash Enhancement Possibilities

Commercially available patterns on line:

There are some commercially available kits and patterns that would be perfect for this swap.  

bulletMary Jane Collection Hedgerow 6 Tape Measure
bulletMary Jane Collection Nostalgia 6 Tape Measure (way down on the page)
bulletNostalgic Needle Elizabethan Tape Measure Cloak
bulletNostalgic Needle Her Majesty's Tape Measure Cloak
bulletNostalgic Needle Tudor Knot Tape Measure Cloak

Commercially available patterns in print:

There are some commercially available kits and patterns that would be perfect for this swap.  

bulletInspirations Issue 28, complete instructions for a really simple and sweet forget-me-not cloth tape cover made using ribbon as a base.  

If your name does not appear here and you have signed up, or if it is here by mistake, please send me an email so that I can correct the list!

Sending Swap Partner: Receiving Swap Partner: Thumbnail of project:
Kathleen in AZ Janel in CA  
Janel in CA Kathleen in AZ  

(I) - will exchange internationally


2001 - 2003
Last edited: 12/28/2003