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I cut out 5 projects that I am sewing for Easter Presents for my quilting buddies but they have been languishing on the design board.

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They are small bags but I needed something to close the flap.  I thought about velcro but as these are to go in your handbag I thought that was a bit bulky.  I also considered a snap fastener, but that is a bit old fashioned and you have to line up the snap.  Then I happened on rare earth magnets. 

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These magnets are small but super strong. With metal touching metal they are almost impossible to pull apart.  I have found that If I cover each surface with fabric they make a really good closer on small bags.  They are also not very expensive, about 45cents for a pair.  Now that my delivery of magnets has arrived I can get the production line started again.  (I will show you the finished product after I have given the presents which should be the end of March.)

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RachelandDesign

It's always good to get our supplies and be ready to go into action!

Carolyn Foley

I have made a rod for my back with these presents. I have been making them for about 15 years now and they are expected. Not nearly as nice as doing something spontaneously.

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