Giveaway: Simplicity Bias Tape Maker!


AAAAAAAAAAAAAA!  The lovely ladies over at Simplicity heard how much we LOVE their Bias Tape Maker and offered to give one away to one awesome Prudent Baby reader!!!!  Are y’all the luckiest girls in the world or what??

We showed you how to cut bias strips and iron them into tape on our post How to Make Bias Tape and y’all went nuts for this new machine.  So I made you a video of mine at work, which you can check out here:  Bias Tape Maker Video What What!  It’s shocking how simple it is to use and how much time it saves!

Now it’s your turn to win one! Hurry up and enter, because next week I’ll be showing you how to make the bag above (with a free pattern download) using your homemade bias tape!  If you just have to have a Simplicity Bias Tape Maker right now you can pick one up for only $69 on Amazon!

So to enter this giveaway, tell us something that needs simplifying in your life. Maybe invent a magical machine to simplify it. For example: I hate folding laundry and would like Simplicity to invent a robot that would fold it for me. Oh, and put it away too. Become a follower, fan us on facebook by clicking “like” in the left sidebar, share the giveaway on facebook by clicking “like” below, or tweet the giveaway, then leave another comment each time letting us know for an additional entry. Entries will close at midnight June 16th and a winner will be randomly selected.

ENTER AWAY!  and Thanks Simplicity!

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777 Comments

KtLizbet

The Bias tape machine looks incredible. I would love one. Jaime, I'm right with you on the laundry folding machine. Laundry is my most hated chore of all and with a Three year old and a 9 month old I am swamped with it. Wouldn't life be grand if there was a machine where I could just dump all of my laundry into and it came out the other side washed, Dried, and folded (Heavenly!). Is the entry closed July 9th at midnight? It says June.

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Joanna

I would love a machine that cuts out sewing patterns. I hate cutting them out, it takes so long! Maybe they should sell already cut patterns, I would totally buy them!

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Katie

I need an invention that cleans the bathroom. This is a task that I really seem to hate and put off until absolutely necessary. The rest of the house cleaning energizing, but bathroom cleaning is a soul-sucking endeavor at my house.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Deidre

I like the pre cut pattern idea. Cutting patterns stink. Love this bias tape machine. I got it on my Amazon wish list.

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Boss

I want a robot that will teach my kids to put their own things away. Failing that, I want a robot to put the kids' stuff away

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caycecol

i'd like a photographer on staff – i feel like i experience so much of my kids lives from behind the camera instead of enjoying the moments. the pix are priceless, but…

i NEED this machine! me + bias tape = rad projects.

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Katie

This machine is so cool and already on my Amazon wishlist. Dinner time needs simplifying in my life right. We try to cook and eat as a family so we don't have much time before the baby goes down for the night. It's so hectic. So, I'd love a dinner-making machine (and I already have a crock pot – I want a machine with more variety!).

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Suzy

Ohh! How cool is that?!? It sure would make MY life simpler. That, plus a remote robot vacuum cleaner thingy to suck up all the cheerios and mega blocks my son leaves on the floor.

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Christina

I agree about the laundry thing, but I would also like something that does all of my four girls hair for church on Sunday mornings so I don't have to stress about that.

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Dirkey

I would love to have a machine that does both my hated chores; the dreaded cat litter and laundry (although not at the same time). Any machine that can do that, I'd pay a pretty penny for!
Would LOVE to win this!!

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Angela

My life would be simplier if I had a money tree! But for now, I will settle for a free bias tape maker. 🙂

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K. Fox

I just had a baby boy and clothes organization (my own) is my top priority. Somehow my husbands' and my own laundry never quite make it to the closet where there are plenty of hangers and a dresser. Perhaps I need to make the closet a beautiful place too. Then I'll actually want to open the doors! My husband and I have worked hard to make the rest of the house beautiful and liveable, but our own bedroom is pure chaos. I'd like a genie or fairy of some kind to come and clean it up. Once a place is clean, decorating and organizing it is a cinch… it's that cleaning part that gets me down. 🙂 As part of that organization, part of the bedroom will become a project area in which I'd LOVE the Bias Tape Maker. I added it on Amazon a while ago after reading your blog about its glory. 🙂 I need to make some good baby boys' clothes…

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Kathya

please!!!pick me, pick me!!!
i have been looking for one. and free sounds much, much better.
every seamstress/sewist should have one of this.

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craftydill

I would love a machine that loads and unloads the dishwasher but until that day, I'll just keep having my boys do it! 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful contraption, I'm tired of burnt finger tips! -Michelle

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Autumn

I would like my coupons to be simplified – if they would clip and organize themselves each week, that would be fabulous!

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Tong

Ohh, I love the bias tape maker!! And I'm right there with you on the laundry folding robot that also puts folded clean laundry away! A automatic vacuum that sweeps the staircase would be awesome too!

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Christi

Oh I would love to have a bias tape maker. Right now, I need childbirth simplified. I was due 3 days ago, but he is taking his sweet time. I would like to program in a specific date and time for the contractions to start and then for him to be born like 30 minutes later with little to no pain. 🙂 haha I can dream, right?

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Mitzi's Crafty

If I had a robot that could do my job, then I could be free to craft it up all day! A bias tape maker could help me really utilize that little free time I have. Fingers crossed!

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jill

I don't mind at all doing laundry or even folding laundry, but the putting it all away has me procrastinating days and days. I have a magical machine that is usually unmotivated as well, my children–so perhaps a fairy godmother would do just the trick! Thanks for the opportunity to chime in and enter for a chance to win!

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BlessedMom

At this very moment, as my baby is crying and the kids want a snack, I'd love an extra of me. That sure would simplify things!!!

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K. Fox

Just shared on Facebook for all my crafty friends to see! (There are A LOT.) 🙂 Thanks again, both to Simplicity and Prudent Baby!

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Amy

I need an instant pick-er-up-er around the house. When my husband and 2 year old blow through, it looks like a tornado hit my house. Some magical wand that would make everything go back into place would be awesome. Oh ya, a bias tape maker would simplify my life too (in a more realistic kind of way)

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Melissa

I would LOVE to win one of these!

I would say that I don't like switching the laundry from the washer to the dryer…weird right? Anyways, I have always wanted to invent a basket that fits in the washer and is removable so that I can dump all the wet clothes at once into the dryer….I bet there is even something like that out there…I just cant afford it:)

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shelly

I need a dishwasher that loads itself. I don't know why, but dishes always end up piling in the sink instead of being loaded as we go, so I'm stuck with a full sink until I work up the motivation to touch the whole batch of nasty dishes.

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Agnes Wong

The bias tape maker looks awesome! I really need to simplify housework, cooking and laundry so I can have more time sewing….or perhaps making bias tape by the yard? 😉

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Jenine Isawa

Great giveaway! I would invent a washer and dryer that would just a one step laundry machine. I would just put the laundry in and soap. The machine would wash and automatically dry. Then it would magically transfer all the clothes to their proper dresser drawers and closets.

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Lynne

Something that needs simplifying is my home! With a toddler and a baby, we now have too much stuff! I guess I could work on that instead of reading blogs. Or not 🙂
Thanks for the great giveaway!

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bridgetandlucy

I would LOVE a bias tape maker! We are signed up for a CSA share each week this summer. I LOVE the fresh, interesting veggies. So I would love an in home chef that came up with fabulous fresh meals using our CSA veggies each week. Heaven.

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Britt

This machine looks awesome – oh the things I would make! As for simplicity…I really need someone or something to simplify all the wonderful craft, sewing, and DIY ideas that I find online – it's overwhelming!

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Staci

this would be awesome to win…all of the cute things you could make with homemade bias tape…so fun!

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angie

ummm how about some sort of machine that would create and serve yummy dinners for me as i am not the biggest fan of cooking??
the bias tape maker would be pretty great too!
thanks for the giveaway!

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Katie

My crafty area needs simplifying. I have stuff crammed into drawers and behind doors and none of it is organized and I have too much stuff for crafts that I started but never got into.

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Sarah

I would love some sort of magical device that could do all my "work" work for me so I could craft all the time!

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Amy

I would like a machine that turns my wet clothes (straight from the washing machine) right side out… I hate having to stick my arm halfway down those cold, wet, sleeves and pant legs. Yuck and Brrr! While the machine is at it, it could just hang them up for me, too 🙂

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Ashley

I'm 13 weeks pregnant, and my husband and I are desperately trying to finish our basement so we can move the things in the spare bedroom down there and create a lovely nursery upstairs….only things keep getting worse. We found severe termite damage in our house, which has delayed everything! I would simply like a simple device that can fix the termite damage and continue finishing our basement, so that I am not a hugely pregnant woman trying to finish a nursery!!! Whew. I need to go lay down now…

Thank you Prudent Baby and Simplicity for letting me blow off a little steam! With the time consuming house situation, a bias tape maker could make sewing little baby items easier and faster!!!!

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Ashley

I'm a religious follower of Prudent Baby and have been given so much inspiration that I save all my favorite posts in file to keep on hand (the file is HUGE).

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Me

So, if we are using our imaginations and not limiting ourselves to reality…I want a machinge that would enable me to do my chores and daily mundane things in super speed thus leaving me with loads of extra time to truly spend quality time with my children. It would give me enough time to do all those wonderfully enriching activities I want to do with my kids but never get around to. Not to mention possibly doing something crafty and fun for myself more often with out the loss sleep time.

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elle's mom

i'd like a robot wife, just like the jetsons had. she could do all the things the husband & i would rather not do, freeing my time to sew & play with the fam.

so, yeh. a robot wife for sure.

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Jennifer

I would love a device that would magically suck up all dog hair before it even falls to the ground. We have a 95-lb german shepherd, a beagle, and a kitty, so we are always battling pet hair! We do the combing, the brushing, the daily sweeps around the house, but it is still the bane of our (or maybe just my) existence, haha.

Great giveaway! I hope I win!

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Shawna

I want a machine that cleans my whole house, and does laundry, and dishes! I WANT IT ALL!! I would love the bias tape maker!

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The Russ Family

I would love a washing machine that automatically finds all the stains and gets them out without me having to do anything but dump in the clothes and add soap. That would be a big time saver in my house with 5 year old twins:)
mnrruss@hotmail.com

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Danelle

I would love to have a machine that unloads the dishwasher for me. Even though it's such an easy task, it's one that I always avoid until the last minute, as in, it's time to cook dinner, the sink is full of dishes that can't go in the dishwasher b/c it's still clean, & I need room & dishes/bowls, utensils to prepare & cook dinner!

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Kristen

I need help with clutter! So many things find their way into my house and onto my counters (or any flat surface) and make themselves at home. Maybe I need a house with no flat surfaces.

Oh, and anything that could organize the toy chaos in my boys' room would be heaven sent.

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Riece

I want an automatically cleaning kitchen. I love cooking but HATE clean up. Counters that wiped themselves down, dishes that float into the dishwasher, and pots and pans that scrub themselves. Ahhh… I bet that's how it happens in Heaven.

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Barbara

I need a machine that will clean my dishes. What's that you say? It already exists? Just not in my kitchen, I guess. Someday…

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Amanda

I don't mind folding clothes so much, it's putting them away that I detest. A magical machine for that would be great!

Great giveaway!

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Lianne

I want this thing!!! It is my magically invention that would make everything easier. 🙂
Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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Amanda K

The most magical of machines on my wish list is a trash-taker-outer lol. My Husband requires "reminders", it gets annoying.

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Modesty

Sounds like we all need our very own Rosie from the Jetsons! I was just telling my husband the other day that I wish my dryer had a fold and put away setting..surely that invention is right around the corner!

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Modesty

Or how about some type of vacuum in the doorway that sucks up all the dirt from your shoes before it can be tracked into the house!

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Ayelet

I hate folding and putting the laundry away…I'd love a little robot friend who could do it for me! And also self-cleaning toilets. Definitely need one of those.

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Mommy2Munchkins

I too hate folding laundry and putting it away 🙁 Wish that could be simplified for me. Also hate cutting out fabric pieces..wish I could hire someone to do that for me then I'll do the sewing part…ha ha

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Julie

I would love for everyone to ready-hair and teeth burshed, appropriate shoes and jackets, and all their stuff for school- to walk out the door in the morning!

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Courtney

I hate giving up my morning snuggles to have to get up and get ready for work. I want Simplicity to make a warp machine that takes gives me all that extra time in the morning with my munchkins, warps me ready-made to my desk in the morning, and then back home to snuggle at 5 pm!

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Allison

Grocery shopping – I HATE grocery shopping! If only I was rich enough to pay someone to do it for me!

FYI – you can buy the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker on Walmart's Website for $60 🙂

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Emily

Drool!

I need a house that keeps itself clean and uncluttered with minimal intervention from me. 🙂

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Modesty

A duvet cover that really REALLY doesn't shift around? Even with all the buttons and ties? How hard could it be? Maybe duct tape will do the trick 🙂

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Sandra

A shrink ray would be awesome. Just think how easy it would be to stash your fabric, pack your clothes for a holiday, or move your things when you need to be in a new apartment! ZAP!

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JJB

My mind needs simplifying. There are a million thoughts a minute flying through up there. It's enough to tire a girl out.

But after making my own bias tape by hand yesterday, I'd love to have a machine to do it for me!!

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mindy

I am pregnant and need a way to tan my back and the back of my legs when I am at the pool. Having a belly makes it impossible to lay on my stomach on those pool chairs. I would love to see a pool chair that has a little sliding door that opens so your belly can hang through, and then of course some sort of inflatable tube underneath that your belly can rest on.
I love getting some vitamin D but hate being tan on the front and white on the back!

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Ruby Rose

The bias tape maker looks awesome. I've never made my own, but I'm sure that would inspire lots of new projects. I would love something to simplify house cleaning, I hate hauling supplies up and down the stairs, not to mention it takes forever. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Modesty

I must have an instant transport machine. Our family lives all over at the very least 6 hrs away and now that we have a little one making time to see them is even more important but I really don't like long car rides!

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Amy

I would love to win this!! I have not yet mastered the art of making bias tape and I'm sure this machine would help! I agree with a previous commenter that a machine to help cut out sewing patterns would rock my world. This is my most hated aspect of sewing.

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Wall Family

Oh this is perfect – I just figured out how to use bias tape, making you girls easy shirred dress! My desk needs to be simplified. I would like someone from HGTV to pop on by and make it functional, cute and somehow move everything so that my 18 month old can't get to it. Just a small task.

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Sew on and Sew on

I would LOVE to have one of those!!! If I don't win, I think I'm gonna take part of my smartphone fund and buy one!

I wish there were some device/method to keep my four-month-old's pacifer in her mouth. As I'm reading all the comments, she's fighting a nap, and spitting out the paci to wake herself up. I've probably gotten up 10 times already!!! Shhh … she's finally asleep

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Sharly

I wish Simplicity would develop a whole house duster. I could just flip a switch and all the dust would be gone!

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EG

My bonus room needs simplifying! We have a ping-pong table up there, but it's covered in sewing supplies and giftwrap. We should sell the ping-pong table but I'd have to CLEAN it first. Then we have to figure out how to get it out of the house. I think it has to be disassembled.

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Jill

I LOVE this giveaway! Thank you!
As for simplicity, I would love something that simplifies the way I sleep (30 wks pregnant). The ever increasingly complicated mess of pillows on the couch just isn't working for me.

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Angela

I need something that fills and empties the dishwasher. Ugh I hate doing dishes even with the dishwasher. LOL

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The Harveys

Awesome giveaway! Thanks!!! As for simplifying something in my life: definitely clutter. Wish there was something (besides me!!) that could sweep the house of all the clutter AND put it away where it goes!! 🙂

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Dianne

How about a machine that will potty train my kids? If it couldn't do that, then maybe it could just change diapers. That would simplify my life.

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Callie

I would like a dishes robot. Oh! And one to clean the floors. While I am wishing why not one for every chore. Then I can sew and play with my little man all day!

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jodit

Great giveaway. All these jobs that just never end – laundry, dishes, sweeping/vacuuming, and we even have the luxury of automatic machines. I liked the comment about dusting though, I could use a tool for doing that.

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Julie

pick me, this is what I need to simplify my life, I have to run to Joann's every time you post a new tutorial, because It always involves bias tape and I am always out!

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Rebekah

Putting away the dishes needs to be simplified! Maybe some robot arms so I don't have to bend over anymore! I've seen those dish drawers but you'd still have to bend over to get the bottom drawer. Yes, robot arms it is 🙂

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Heidi

I couldn't figure out how to be a follower, other than on twitter (which I don't have), but I am subscribed to you in my reader, have been for a while, does that count as a follwoer?

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Audra

This bias tape maker would make my life easier, prettier, and it looks so fun. I have been wanting one – my husband is sick of hearing about it!

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Eve

You know how at junk yards there are those super magnetic cranes that can pick up all sorts of cars/ parts? I need one of those, and for each of my kids toys to be magnetized.

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amybyrd

A machine that would take my meal plan and then go through the grocery store and pick up the ingredients and put them into my cupboards/fridge!

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kiala

I would like to have my socks back. Somehow after I wash them they disappear. And we pair them with clips for wash.

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StephieLou

I need a Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich maker to make 4 sandwiches every morning. This is getting super monotonous!

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RoseMamie

I would love a machine that rotates leftovers so that we don't forget about them…or one that at least flashes warning signals when I pull one out that is (way way) past it's prime….you know, the ones with their own little science experiments going on, that have been shoved back in a corner for so long it screams and scurries away when you reach for it 😉

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mama

I would love to win this!
I am 34 weeks pregnant with baby #4 and would love a "squatter". I need a device to do all the squatting and bending that has become difficult. Until this fabulous device is invented I will continue to use my 3 and 5 year olds.
Thanks.
Andrea

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Bridget

Definitely a machine to do all the washing! a conveyer belt to pick up the dirty, put it in the machine, hang it on the line, fold it and put it in the drawer

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TheGreeningGirl

Oh Simplicity, please make me a machine that packs my parachute for me!!! Skydiving is my passion in life but I HATE packing my parachute!! Sadly, it's a necessary evil 🙁 in order to get back up in that beautiful blue sky.

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Pixi Rae

I wish I had a way to simplify cleaning my floors – we have tile, linoleum tiles, hard wood, and carpets, and I use three different tools to clean them each week. I wish I had just one.

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Melissa

I wish I had a way to simplify my schedule so that everything still got done and nothing was ever missed. Maybe I need a fembot look alike that I could send on some of the not so fun errands!

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Emily G.

i need all things kitchen to get simpler.. I need a real life Rosie from the Jetson's 🙂 Yeah for bias tape!!!!

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ellen

I would like all my home repairs to be automatically taken care of. I can dream, right? I would love this bias tape maker!!

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Jennifer

Ooh! I would love a machine that puts the laundry away. I actually don't mind the rest! And perhaps one that plans meals. And dusts. We have a huge dust problem in this old house. 🙂

The idea of the bias tape machine makes me giddy!

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Tegan Aubrie | Twelve13

Holy heck! How generous! Could they work on something that would wash my dishes for me? Oh wait, that would be a diswasher… okay then, how about something that will load or unload them? That's right, that's why we have children…

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Sandy a la Mode

I would LOVE to win this bias tape maker! Something that I wish would make my life easier… would be something that would cut my fabric patterns for me for sewing. I absolutely LOVE sewing, but kind of dread the cutting pattern part unfortunately b/c I just went to get to the sewing! Thanks for a great giveaway!!

sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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mrs. olson

I am 8 and a half months pregnant with my 3rd baby and something that would simplify my life would be…something that could shave my legs for me. That would be fabulous.

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Kristan Anne

I keep trying to figure out a way to have a lint roller trail behind my dog to pick up all the fur he sheds. That way, I wouldn't have to break out the Dyson daily!

I love that bias tape maker. Is that something I can put on my baby registry? LOL

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Abby S.I.

Something to make my life more simple. Mmmm? Well my mother always taught me to wash and iron all my fabric before I cut my pattern. I don't do it because I would never get anything made. So I would love to have a machine that washed, dried and ironed all my yards and yards of fabric for me head of time. 🙂

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sy

awesome giveaway, thanks.
i want a machine to scrub kitchen and bathroom, like a roomba.

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Katrin

I need a catfeeding robot, and one to sweep away all the cat hair. This machine is awesome. Unfortunately, the German Amazon doesn't sell it
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_meganORSI__

OK, so I spent a good part of my day today trying to figure out WHY I couldn't post a comment… work blocked it! AH! It shows up fine at home 😉

Anywho, I'm a recent follower of the site and I'm OBSESSED! I got my own sewing machine for Christmas this year, and with all my friends having little ones, I can't wait to put it to good use!

This little goody would certainty be a help! 8D

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Megan Brueseke

I would love to have my sewing room simplified. I don't think it matters how often I re-organize…it is always a disaster! lol.

I have handmade tons of bias tape lately – I would LOVE a machine to simplify that for me!

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Julie

A machine that cuts out patterns as well as the fabric. Basically does all the prep work for me so I could just get to sewing.

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Shirley

Let's see, I would love grocery shopping, meal planning, and cooking dinner simplified. I don't need a machine I need a personal chef! 🙂

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Lauren

I have 2 children under 2, so everything in my life needs to be simpler! 🙂 I'm so far behind on my laundry that I think I would be eternally grateful if someone came up with the wonderful laundry folding machine you mentioned!

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eliza daniell

Lovely giveaway I really would love one of these.
I would like a machine that will gently remove the GIANT spider currently living in the shed just above the lawn mower. I'm too frightened to go in there in case it drops on my head !
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Anne

If I could just have someone plan our meals for us and then hand me a shopping list and some recipes, my life would be so much easier!

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Jill

I need a dishwasher (not even a magic machine!). We have a small kitchen, small sink, small countertops and so it feels like we always have dishes piled up – either waiting to be washed or waiting to be dried and put away. I thought it was hard to keep up before my newborn daughter was born – now it feels impossible!

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Emily B

I am so with you on the laundry folding. I hate doing it. I think I would also like window washing simplified – cleaning glass bores me to tears!

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weisz.sarah

I would love an automatic seam ripper. Or, better, a robot to whom I could explain my latest bizarre sewing plan so that it could preemptively talk me out of doing things that will definitely come out crazy looking and need to be completely ripped out.

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Jillyann Jiggs

I need a machine that makes my projects disappear when I can't work on them and then reappear when I have time again, in the exact same position as before. Without children messing it up or having to tiptoe around it.

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Jacinda

I'd like a machine to beautify my in the morning. Shower me, shave me, blowdry my hair, apply makeup and get me dressed in clean attractive clothing all before I actually have to wake up. It would be a much prettier start to the day than the reality.

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bittybambu

If I ever get to win any of these giveaways I'd want this to be the ONE. I love this bias tape maker, so cool!
I would want an invention that automatically closes the shower curtain, toilet seat and closet doors after my husband and son since they can't ever seem to remember to.

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Emily

I'd love a machine to keep my whole house clean! Is that too much to ask?

adamandem at yahoo dot com

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Heathir

Laundry. Laundry needs to be simpler: make it dirty, take it off, put it in the hamper, carry the hamper to the basement, sort it, pretreat it, wash it, dry it, dry it again, fold it, carry it back upstairs, put it away, start again. It's just too much!

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Susan

I have a new baby, so I'd like to simplify diaper changing. Maybe simplicity could make an automatic diaper changer?

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jesshawbaker

I don't need a machine – I need an amazing human that would clean my home until it was spotless for free. I find that cleaning, laundry, and dishes get in the way of that pesky crafting habit of mine. A bias tape maker would help though…

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Ashley

oooh I want!!!! 🙂
I need a menu planning tool that will simplify that part of my life so that I'm not sitting wondering what to do for dinner everynight!

ashscraps at gmail dot com

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Connie

I want travelling to be simplified. Instead of driving or flying, I want portals to truly exist so that I can immediately visit wherever I want to go.

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Kelsey

I've been eyeing the bias tape makers at the stores but haven't been able to get one – how awesome it'd be to win one! I'd like a machine to change diapers…not that it's that complicated, but just not fun for anyone – ohh, maybe the machine would entertain the child being changed at the same time!! Thanks for the giveaway

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Tara

I need something to get me moving in the am….like in the jetsons. Something that dumps me out of bed into the shower, gets me dressed and what not. Maybe then I'll be able to get going before noon:~)

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Stephanie

I HATE doing dishes. If there were some sort of robot to wash/dry/PUT AWAY the dishes, I would pay lots of $ for it.

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Michelle

It's good to know I'm not the only one who hates laundry, It's the putting away part that always gets me.
But I would like something that automatically unloads my dishwasher, I so hate doing that.

Thanks for the chance to win. I've been wanting one of these for a while now.

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Jenny!!!

If I could have a clone that would be great!! What I'd really like is a magical part time job that paid me as much as my full time job does now! 🙂

-Jenny librarianjle(at)gmail(dot)com

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Kalen

Also, right now I would invent a robot to clean up the kitty litter box for me. It's easily my least favorite chore!

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Mary Ann

I'd love to win the bias tape maker!!! It'd save so much time! Speaking of which, I'd love to have a time machine that can extend or fast forward time; extend it during my boys' precious moments…fast forward over the not so nice moments…wouldn't it nice?

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Amy

I would soooooo love one of these nifty little machines. The other thing that I would loooooove is a self-cleaning shower! Scrubbing the shower is the pits. Worst. Job. Ever.

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Bobbi

I just recently found your blog and I am already busy creating with some of your ideas! Love it!
I would invent a machine that would deal with all of the papers that come home from school- read, sort, recycle, sign, return, etc. That would be so helpful! Great giveaway, I am very excited!

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Erin

Hmmm, just getting out of the house with two little ones seems so complicated to me… make sure to pee, change diaper, pack snack, where are your shoes?, what, you pooped?, where are my sunglasses?, do I have the keys?, where are we going?!?!?! Seems like I should have it down by now, but I'm always a crazy mess by the time we get out of the house, and it's like a 30 minute process! Is there a machine to help that?!?

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Lisa

I would love, love, love to win! And, I could really use some sort of robot to clean my bathtub – I hate doing it!

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Allie

Sippy cups have way too many pieces to wash, organize, store, and assemble. I need a coin sorter type thing for the sippy cup parts.

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O My Word!?!

I would LOVE to win this!! Great giveaway! I need a MARY Poppins!!! Please make me a mary poppins! Clean everything for me! That would make my life much easier! 🙂

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donnagr

I would love a robot to keep up with the clutter by throwing away or putting up what keeps piling up around me. I love this giveaway. I've got my fingers crossed.

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Tina

house cooling issues need simplifying in my life. attic fan or whole-house fan? ac or no ac? windows open for a breeze or close them and install awnings?? stay inside and don't move or go to the pool?

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Erin

I know this would spell disaster for the human race, as most sci-fi movies have predicted, but I would so take a robot to clean/be my butler. With two dogs, two cats and a toddler in a bungalow, it's an ongoing battle to keep the floors even relatively clean.

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Casey

Oh man I want one So very badly.

I wouldn't have someone cut my fabric for me. That is the most time consuming thing about making things.

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sydneysnana

After trying to make my own bias tape yesterday and ending up on the couch in front of a lifetime movie you can see I need this!!!! The only other thing I can think of is a menu planner/shopper/cooker machine.

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smallerror

I would love a machine that would automatically clean up after my daughter when she decides to spray baby powder all over her room.

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Megan Lee

I would love one of these! I'm new to sewing so having this lovely machine would make learning a little easier!
I could also use a self-driving car after a long, hard day at work. Just sit back and relax all the way home!

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Jaimie

More simplicity in meal planning. It sucks. I always am figuring things out at the last minute. I wish I could meal plan like some ladies, but I just can't.

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florapedia

With two kids under 3, there are so many things in my life to simplify. If I had to think of one thing, I want a machine that takes care of clothes and dishes that need to be hand washed. I don't mind (albeit don't want to make a career of) doing laundry or putting dishes in the dishwasher, but the hand wash stuff kills me.

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Jan

I would love a machine that would make more time for me to sew and to sleep! 🙂 With my first baby, I'm having a hard time figuring out where to make time for each of these things, lol.

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Jan

Aaannndddd I follow you on Google Reader. I hope I win!!

little bird pics at gmail dot com.

Thanks!

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CA Clayson Fam

I need a machine that folds laundry. It is the most dreeded job at my house.

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Bonnie Michelle

Thought of a good one! I want a machine that would cut my husband's hair. I do it to save money but we hardly have time for it so it gets pretty shaggy. It's something I just hate doing!

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Jessibee08

So crazy you wanted us to talk about simplifying. This is the theme of my life right now- SIMPLIFY!!! I need to simplify EVERYTHING; but the main thing is clutter. I want something that automatically puts away whatever it is you were using/is laying around the living room. I am tired of bending up and down, up and down all day!!!!!
ps. I NEED this bias tape maker. ever since you mentioned it, i have been drooling, wanting one!!! PLLLLLLLLLLEASE pick me!
jessicabottomly@hotmail.com

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Melissa

I love great tasting food that's also good for me. I get so burned out making the same old dinners that I can get everyone to agree on. If I could get something to make it so I can cook four indivdual ideal healthy meal each of us at the same time (and have all the ingredients!), I'm sure we would be eating a lot better. Think going to a great restuarant without the bill.

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Calee

I need a machine to make bias tape and one to convince my 3 year old that she should sleep past dawn. Seriously.

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bethgraced

I would love to be able to make quilts without cutting! If someone could please invent a machine to do all the cutting for me, that would be amazing!

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Stacy

I "like" this giveaway! I need a machine to do some seam ripping. Because as a newbie to sewing, I do A LOT of that!

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Anita

I would love to use your machine to put away the laundry and the dishes from the dish washer oh and the groceries. I guess my list could go on, the stuff at the bottom of the stairs….
The bias tape maker looks like one cool machine.

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ahisma

I'd love a toy organizing robot. I feel like I'm forever putting toys back in their places. The bias tape machine sure would be great though:)

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mamma-mich

i need to simplify the hours from 4-6pm at our house. everyone is tired, grumpy and hungrey. is there a wand i can wave to make everyone happy during this time???

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Beverly

To simplify my day I would like a breakfast machine. Something that you might have seen in the Jetsons… Actually scratch that a whole "morning routine machine", just like how they come out on the "conveyor belt" and robot arms drop from the ceiling to dress them all.. perfect… pour me a cup of coffee, give the kids cereal and feed the dog. Ideal!

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Kelsee

I found your blog a week ago and I love it! I would like someone to invent a hot glue gun/glue that doesn't leave strings! I always have them covered all over me and find them days later. Hate it! I would love to win this! I have so many projects that this would help out with! -Kelsee

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Sydney

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love a machine that would iron all of my shirts for me! It seems like such a simple task but takes forever to do!

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Sydney

I also follow your blog through my google reader! I just found it yesterday and scrolled through every single old post 🙂

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Joy

I'm waiting for the day when we'll have those food dispensers that Star Trek has – the ones where you just tell the machine what you want and it appears seconds later. That would be so awesome. But, yeah, it's not going to happen in my lifetime. Probably.

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Leah

I would like to make traveling much more simple with the little button that will magically take you were ever you need to go in an instant. That way you are never late (which I am notoriously) and you don't have to leave well in advance which never seems to happen either. It would also help when visiting family far away easy entry and easy retreat if needed. 🙂
lbroadstreet@tds.net

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smallt0wngirl

Yes, a machine to do all the laundry would be great. And one to clean the kitchen and do the dishes would be great too. Hmm.. maybe I just need a maid!!!

Great giveaway! Very, VERY exciting for the winner whoever it may be (but please, oh please, pick me!!!). 🙂

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Sara

I would love a personal organizer so EVERYTHING would have a neat place…yep even all of that random stuff in the junk drawer.

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lealou

Sweet! Well the thing that drives us crazy here the most is paper! I would love someone or something to come and organize all of my receipts for me that I need to keep for my side business. I would also love for something to automatically do my expenses for me for my full-time job!

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Mark & Katie

I want a machine that cleans my white floors every day! I've never made bias tape, but am getting into sewing and quilting more now that I'm a stay-at-home mama. I would make bias tape if I didn't have to iron… I hate ironing!

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Lukayna

Hmm…shrub trimming and weeding would be awesome if there was some machine to do it. I'm not really keen on hiring people to do things I'm perfectly capable of doing on my own, but 90 degree heat with GA humidity and mugginess makes those outdoor chores a real pain!

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SunShineyRain

I want a machine that cleans the whole kitchen not just the dishes. Just spray it down and wash it out. Talk about a life saver, this way i would have more sewing time.

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Molly

I hate prerinsing my dishes and loading the dishwasher. I just can't stand pruny hands. Can Simplicity make me a self-loading dishwasher?

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Sarah

unloading the dishwasher!!! can't there be a better way? i can't wait until my little one is old enough – that'll definitely make top on her chore list!

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amanda

That machine looks great! What fun!

I could use simplification of the diaper laundry routine. In a huge, major, incredibly serious way.

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Lindsay

Meal planning for sure. Seems like there should be some app for your iphone for that… I should look into that. And if this machine magically cooked the dinner too and washed all the dishes afterwards, that'd be awesome.

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Laura

I don't know that the housework could really be simplified, it's just hard to keep up with it! This week the thing I wish could be simplified is the medical insurance system.

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Aelysium

This is so fantastic! I want one!
I would like a machine that tells me exactly the best way to organize everything in my house for ease and efficiency. We live in a tiny apartment, and it's so hard to keep things organized!

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Sarah

I need a diaper changer and washer. I really do not like washing my daughters cloth diapers. It would be great if someone would do that for me.

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Madlenkita

Our house doesn't have a dishwasher, washing machine, or dryer, so I don't need any new simplifying machine, I'd be happy with those that are already around! 🙂

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Kimberly Jane

If I had an assistant, a very good one like a young Martha Stewart who could even go to work with me and help me there, too (I'm a nurse) could possibly simplify my life. Just to have another younger, fresher brain in my corner, you know? I would love to have that bias tape maker machine…fingers crossed! Thank you

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Hannah

I would love to have a washer/dryer in my apartment. Or a robot that would do it for me. Doing a family's laundry in the basement while living on the 4th floor with no elevator is not easy!

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Amy

Dishes…a robot that could do dishes. I would then buy the attachments for diaper changing, laundry, grocery shopping, and cooking. Whoever invents that would be a bazillionaire!!! 🙂

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Janna

Uh….mark me down for one of your robots! I have the HUGEST pile of laundry that needs folded and put away right now…and could you make it clean bathrooms while you're at it;) Would LOVE one these bias makers – SO COOL!

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roylancemommy

Totally awesome machine! I'd love a machine that would just organize everything….I feel like I need to open every cupboard and ORGANIZE, but wow that takes time I just don't have with 3 children and a husband 🙂 Oh, we can dream right?

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Jennifer S.

Hi – my name if Jennifer S. ("Hi Jennifer S.") I am a follower and I need to simplify my life.
I need a contraption that can take my papers, mail, kids reports, pay stubs, etc etc and sort, file, pay, destroy, post to the fridge, respond to, etc etc as appropriate. I love getting mail but I have a big pile and it's just growing and taking over my house…

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Sarah

Something (or Someone, rather!) who could really simplify my life would be a Mary Poppins type nanny. Not full time, live-in help, just someone who could swoop in on her umbrella and whisk my children away to animated carousel rides in the park so I could take a nap for a few hours!

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Olivia

I have had my eye on this bias tape maker since you first mentioned it! I'd love to win!

I don't mind washing and folding the laundry but putting away the clothes of seven people on a daily basis is killer! I'd love Simplicity to invent a machine to make that terrible chore easier.

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sang

I would love for all of the dust in my house to be magically gone. I am not sure how dust multiplies so fast…hmmm dust bunnies.
sang(at)gci(dot)net

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The Hobo Crafter

I haven't started sewing yet, but I follow your blog, have 15 of your projects saved in a 'to do' folder, and can't wait until I actually get some time to start on them!! I would love it if Simplicity made a machine that took care of all of my housework so that I'd have time to make your cute projects!

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caitlin

hi please enter me for the bias tape maker.

I'd love a magical invention called the PERFECT man. He would cook, clean, massage, and serve me lovingly and willingly without my asking! He would be good at conversation, sweet and supportive.

xoxo,
Caitlin 🙂

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craftgirl78

This is brilliant, Jaime! I wish there was a machine that would stand over my bolognese sauce (or whatever else I happen to be cooking) to stir it and automatically turn the heat down to save me standing over it for hours! 🙂 I love your blog and look forward to your posts every day 🙂

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Chris Pessoa

I also hate doing the laundry, but I can support using the wash machine and the dry machine, folding is ok, too… What I really hate is ironing! So, please, Simplicity! Invent an iron machine to make me happy. 🙂

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Lena

I would like to have a machine that packs my bags every time I have to travel somewhere. Due to work I have to travel every two weeks and I really don't like packing…

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Kimminita

If there would be a button that could switch off the fact that I wake up with a song in my head every day…all day, that would simplify my life. Especially when it is the muppet tune for example. OFF. But, today it is Black Eyed Peas: I gotta feeling. That can stay on.

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Lauren

I would say our grocery shopping needs simplified. We are vegetarians and both of my daughters were recently diagnosed with Celiacs. In order to prepare vegetarian, gluten free meals I end up going to three different grocery store. There has to be a better way right??

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Krista

I'd like something that would make me a personal budget and give me some prudent financial planning without me having to do a thing. So it would scan my brain, my bank account, my bills, whatever, and poof, place in my hands a budget I can live with and some guidelines for making our future what we want it to be. Please? Thanks!

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LauraK

I would love a machine that automatically takes care of papers for me. What a wonderful machine that would be.

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Melody

Oooh! Love this giveaway! I'd like someone to invent a sink that IS a dishwasher…insert plate into slot and WHAM! it's washed and put away like magic! 🙂

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Julie Anita

My whole LIFE could be simplified! I could definitely use a body double… someone else to go grocery shopping and wash the floors before I go to work, someone else to rush home during my break and walk the dog (and then eat lunch in the car) and someone else to come home from 8 hours with 2-year-olds and cook dinner while I check my crafting blogs on Google Reader!

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Benjamin and Jaime

First time poster here. I am VERY excited to find another Jaime who spells her name the same as I do 🙂

I would love a machine who would clean up after I cook. I LOVE to cook and try new things which means big messes and lots of dishes. Right now my husband does alot but I would love to be able to hang out with him while the machine does the dirty work!

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Sarah @ Pink Lime

My Photo processing workflow, I am using so much time going through all the pictures I take. I love making my own bias tape, but I really don't line the ironing part. this would be a lovely thing to win!

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Sara

I need a mega closet. One that tells me where to put something before it ends up on the floor.

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gypsy june

WOW the things I can make with this! I'm currently 18 weeks preggers and am planning on sewing a lot of things for the nursery myself. Monday we find out what we're having, this would be the icing on the cake and a ton of help to prepare for the baby. Keeping my fingers crossed!

-Carlina
carlinadupere@gmail.com

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thehobbyholic

Only being a week away from delivering my first child, I think a machine that gets me up in the middle of the night, so I can continue to sleep but attend to the baby! HA! Don't I wish. 🙂 Or a robot to collect dirty clothes from around the house, wash, fold and put away.

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k

My brain needs simplifying! I overthink everything and make things harder than they should be.

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Kaci

I don't even know what to do with bias tape yet, but I would love this machine!
I would like something to clean up my house everyday after I leave…that way I have more time to do the stuff I like when I get home!

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Chatty Cricket

OH GRACIOUS.

I would love a Rosie the Robot to plan and cook my dinners. I have three (soon to be four) kids, and though I LOOOOOOOOOVE to cook, I'm kaput by the end of the day. So Rosie could even be a loaner…..

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Aurora

OOH How I'd love to win this!!

If my daughter was completely potty trained that would simplify my life. Seems she's not telling teachers at school that she has to go!!

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smalljoys

I need an automatic shower cleaner…one that scrubs all the little corners. I can handle everything else, but man would love someone to clean my shower.

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The Mulvihills

We are in the process of selling our house and I would love a simplified way to keep my house sparkling clean for showings! BUT, I think a bias tape maker would make me glad also! 🙂

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noorachen

I'm with Birdie3008-I need a personal grocery shopper/meal planner! And then a machine to clean up the kitchen after I cook!

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Kristin

I just moved (well two weeks ago…yikes!) and I would love a machine (or a magic fairy) to come unpack all my boxes and find an organized place to put everything. Or maybe I want a fairy to make my house look as "disheveled" as yours looks on Young House Love!!

k_allen319 at hotmail dot com

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jlengelsma

I think there should be a giant cookie sheet that fits your whole oven so I am not constantly changing batch after batch of cookies. I LOVE this bias tape maker, and have a huge list of projects that it could be used for. Crossing my fingers….!

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Phyrflie

Mine would have to be a dish-washing robot. I can get everything else done, but dirty dishes always seem to be lurking on my counters. *sigh* lol I would love this bias tape maker.

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Sara

I would love for it all to be a little simpler. The organizing, planning, structuring, remembering…A little pick me up to get to the things I can never seem to find the time for…my hobbies are suffering, because of the real world.

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Heather

I love this bias tape maker! I need more energy as I am in the latter half of my third trimester… any chance of a bottle of it?

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Ashley

Let's see… I would love to simplify my work schedule, soon to be mommy schedule and, and find time to be creative and make things. Can you make a robot for that?

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Mary

I would love a machine that would transport me the 40 minute drive to my job in seconds. I know 40 minutes may not sound like a bad commute to some people but I spend way too much of my life in my car.

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Sara D

If I had a robot that could follow my husband around the house and pick up all the clothes he periodically sheds throughout the day, then I'd have a little more time for other things!

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Sara D

FINALLY! I am now a facebook fan of the Prudent Baby site! I just found this site through younghouselove and I'm loving all the amazing projects and crafts!

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kiki1102

as a momma of FIVE, my wish list of simplifiers could be a hefty one. a laundry machine would surely make the top of my list. and perhaps a time machine to add more hours to my day. but i guess i would settle for a lovely tape maker, i have been drooling over this since i saw it in the store!!! no more making them by hand!!! genius!

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Sourkraut

I really want to win this one! I sure could use one of those. It would help if I could find a way to simplify storing and finding fabrics from my ever-growing stash. Let me know if there's a machine that can do that too!

evil_thomlinson@yahoo.com

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Christy

I would love to have a machine that picked up and put away all of my sewing stuff when I'm done. Wouldn't it be great to sew that last seam and then have the scissors, scraps, chalk, thread and everything back in it's place?

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TammyW

I've been eyeballing a bias tape maker in a sewing catalogue for a few months now. I need my laundrey simplified. I hate sorting, checking for and treating stains (two small kiddos) and hanging the clothes to dry. The only thing I don't mind is the putting away.

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~Heather

A machine that would let me sleep more – I need a cyborg double to take over when I need a lie down. (Either that or my son should stop waking me up at 3am!!!)
The bias tape machine is pretty darned sweet!

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Leah

I love your blog and all the great ideas on it. I especially love this bias tape maker! I would like to have a mary poppins fairy to clean up around the house when it gets really messy!

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Rebecca

I need to simplify my life in the area of shopping for "real" food. Oh boy, I go to 12 stores/farm/buying clubs to get the best deals on good food for my family! Holy cow, that's a lot of work! No machine can help with this, but I do need a better system. For crafting life, this bias tape maker is perfect:)

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asklisam

Wow that is a loaded question. Right now a personal assistant would simplify my life (as long as she knows how to cook). Ha Ha not happening unless Simplicity is giving one of those away too!
asklisamATgmailDOTcom

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JOAN

sweeping! gah! i hate sweeping so much. a machine (or pet, or pixie) that spends all of it's time cleaning my floors would be awesome.

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Hoss.Rose.MiniB

I want my car to drive itself. I could get so much done in the time it takes me to drive between destinations just to run errands and the like. If nothing else I could catch up on my reading.

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Ashley

I would LOVE if traveling could be made easier. I dislike driving with a passion. Harry potter type methods would be great, because I really dont like driving at all. Please someone share the magic or make a portal.

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EHC

Ahhh, my babyproofing methods need simplifying. There are only so many places in our little home that I can put all of the books, DVDs, CDs, etc. that he likes to get into!!!

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Marose

I would love for someone to invent a ROSIE, like the robot maid from the Jetson's. I need a Rosie to help me clean, cook, do laundry, fold, and put away clothes. PLEASE! 🙂 but in the meantime, I would love to win that Simplicity Bias Tape Maker. PLEASE! 🙂

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Deana

I would love love love to have the bias tape machine to simplify all the projects I do that involve bias tape. I would also like a way to simplify the potty training process of a very strong willed little 3yr. old boy.

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Dakota

Oh my goodness… this would be so handy. Additionally, I need a machine that makes cat hair magically disappear. And I don't mean a vacuum – I mean a machine that sits there and gets it from everywhere without me having to move it!

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Wendy

I would LOVE to simplify my 3-year-old's bedtime. The negotiations and stallings are endless.
Does Simplicity make something for that?

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Alison

WOW! That would be incredible! I need someone to simplify my dish-washing life… We don't have a dishwasher right now, so if you decide to do a giveaway of one of those, let me know! 🙂

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annemarie

I would like a machine that would cook for me and then clean up after!! This bias maker has been on my wish list for ages.

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Charlene

I hate to clean my oven. Do you think I could invent something to clean my oven for me, or just catch a leprechaun and put him in the oven to clean it every once in awhile?

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Sarah

I clicked the FB "like" button. And I would loooove this bias tape maker. I have made way too much bias tape the old fashioned way. This would be so great!

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hokoonchi

I would like to have my pregnancy simplified by Simplicity! I would love a time machine that would zap me through from six and a half months to DONE!

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Leslie

I think a machine that could clean my house would be awesome. I really don't love to clean so that would work great! Thanks. leslierose at gmail dot com

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Jahje Bath Ives

I would love to have that bias tape maker because do I really have time to iron out tape myself? What time – nope that is spent chasing my 16 month old. For saving time I would love a magic wand to simply have my house put itself back in order like in Sleeping Beauty when the faeries clean house. I also wish my laundry folded itself and my husband and I have been attempting for years to karate chop our laundry into folded submission. No luck yet, but it sure does make us laugh to toss a pair of pants in the air and try to fold it with a series of quick hits.

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Me

I LOVE this machine! I really hope I win! I wish there were a machine to make $1.00 turn into a thousand or even a million! That would really simplify my budgeting 🙂 lol!

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the one the call momma

LOVE THAT!!! I think that sweet machine would be just the thing to simplify my life ;0) or at least make me blissfully happy while I ignore all the other household chores that I should probably be doing!!

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Angela

This machine would be fantastic! I saw it in one of your posts a little while back and fell in love, but unfortunately with a baby due next month we have little to no extra spending money. 🙁 I had tried making bias tape myself one time, but I just don't have the patience for it…especially when the only free time I get starts at 7:45 at night since the three little ones require my attention all day. And even then, I'm lucky if I'm able to stay up past 9.

While skimming through the comments, I love the one that seems to keep popping up…a machine that cuts out the pattern as well as the fabric. Ugh, that takes up so much time for me, that it's hard to get motivated to sew. That would make my crafts so much simpler for me!

(Okay, yes, I just realized I pretty much wrote a novel….sorry!).

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Naomi

Hmmm, how about something that dusts for me… Not sure how that would work, but man I hate dusting.

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Lauren

I'm with you, some magical Laundry Fairies would simplify my life! Or maybe just getting my daughter to put hers away, would that be asking for too much??

Would love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

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lil misses' mama

I would love a robot to sort and organize the mail that we seem to collect and group together into piles that never get sorted or shredded! and it would be nice to have a clean-up fairy that could make the kitchen spotless after dinner while we are upstairs giving baths and putting the kids to bed! It would be amazing to walk downstairs again to a mess-free house!

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abc baby

if i could wave a magic wand and get my three boys up and ready in the morning for school or the day that would be great … you would think i have girls with how long it takes them to get ready !!!!!!

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Stephanie

I need an 'easy' button to potty train my son. Click it and suddenly no more diapers! Woohoo! Let me know when developing is done, simplicity. Thanks!:)

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Beth

I Want one of these REALLY bad! Well, one of these and a house cleaning machine so it can clean my house since I'm too busy crafting to clean. (I liked you)

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audiokatie

I would love a machine that labels my son's clothes and such. He's in daycare and everything has to be labeled. I have spent hours with the label maker and ironing labels into his clothes. Wouldn't you know, when I don't label something, it never returns home!

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Cecily

I need a machine to clean my dishes. This machine needs to be a much higher tech machine than my current dishwasher. This machine needs to put the dishes IN the dishwasher, and hey, why not put them away too? Who's with me?!

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cjameliamom

oh wow, this looks so cool! one of those things you'd love to have but almost never buy for yourself!

How about car seats that clean themselves?! those things get sooooo dirty and it's such a pain to clean them!

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Erin Marie

I need a machine to add cream & sugar to my coffee and bring it up to me just as I'm stepping out of bed — can't function without my coffee!!

Thanks for adding me to the drawing!!

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Sascha

Remember Rosie from the Jetsons? I would like one of her in my house (the super deluxe model thankyouverymuch). Besides laundry, her number one job would be cutting out patterns, duh!

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kimmie

oh man, EVERYTHING in my life needs simplifying. I wish I had a robot to clean my office/craft room. I start a million projects and leave them around the room gathering dust. I guess a better robot would be something that would finish everything I start 😉

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Holly

i love your blog! We have a quilt/craft group at work and we all loved your post on the bias tape maker. i was supposed to get one and demo to our group but no $$! i would love to win it for our group to share! no more burnt fingers! i would like my sewing /craft messes to be cleaned up by the a smiling fairy!

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Jess

this would be the best giveaway to win! crossing my fingers. I wish there was a machine to wash my sheets and change them for me…I hate putting sheets back on the bed. lol

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artycrafty

Something that needs simplifying in my life would be… the hours between 3pm and bedtime…. A Simplicity robot that could entertain the children and keep them happy during that time would be really really handy for any mum.

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kaycea

I would love a machine that could take things from my brain and write out the perfect shopping lists. I'm always forgetting SOMEthing…

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DarleneLee

I think I need a instant telaporter so that I can get every where I need to be all on the right day and on time. I am on the go so much that i hardly have time to stop and sew let alone make bias tape for my projects. I would love to have this since I never win anything anyways but i will give it a try… Good luck to everyone.

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Amy Kirchhoff

I can do the chores. What I crave is more sleep. I suppose I wish there was a machine to put my 17 month old back to sleep in the morning! 🙂

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Danielle

I need a machine to do dishes and clean the kitchen. I am remembering back to college with the giant conveyor belts where everything just rode the line back behind the wall and you never had to see it or clean it.

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Kristin

I wish that my dishwasher would load and unload itself and that my handwash only items would wash and put themselves away!!

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Jenny

I need someone or something to keep the dishes washed at my house, that would make my life so much better, lol! Dishes is the worst chore ever, really, I can't wait till my kids are old enough for me to pass that chore on to them.

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Sara

I wish dishes were simpler… REALLY! Even getting the darn dishwasher loaded lately has been a hassle.

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swajud

I imagine a computer program that plans my dinners for the week…and an accompanying robot that gets the ingredients out on the counter and in those nice little dishes they use on cooking shows. That way I can throw yummy dishes together in no time at all.

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Tashena

The area that needs the most simplifying in my life is my desire to CREATE! YES! CREATE! I have SO many projects I want to start/finish, I don't even know where to begin. I clean up and organize my sewing/crafting area, sit down, and just look around, wondering where to start…
I would LOVE to get some projects finished before Baby #2 is "due" in 4 weeks! HELP!!!

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Jamie

I would love one of these! I hate making bias tape. I'd love a machine that changes diapers, since I have 3 under 3 there's a lot of diaper changing in my house.

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carmel

i need a simple sistem that would make my life more simple
a big new house with no bills
a great job with tones of money and alot of spare time to do everything iv dreamd of
if i had a rich dad or mom maybe my life would havebeen closer to what i desire…
but…
reality!
thanks!

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diane

I would love to simplify meal planning and grocery shopping…that is one of my biggest struggles as a momma to three.

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B

We just moved to a new house. We have a 4 year old and a 1 year old. I need a machine to come to my house and 1) make my children sleep so I can get rest and 2) unpack and re-organize all our stuff to fit into this new space.
🙂

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Nicole ~ The Diva

I would want a machine that changed the poo poo diapers. Also floors that swept, mopped and vacuumed themselves. It gets really tedious doing it 3 times a day because of 3 little ones.

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Abby

I would love a machine that would move for me – I am in the midst of a move right now and could use the help!!

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Mom

I hate dishes! I want a machine that takes them from the table to the dishwasher and then pops them onto the shelves. While I'm feeling adventurous this lovely invention could also set the table…but why stop there?

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Morgan

How can I choose? I need a machine maid, that does everything- dishes, laundry, mops, sweeps, etc.. I can just relax and spend time with my family. Does that make me sound lazy? 🙂

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Nikki

Dreaming of finding more simplicity, I would enjoy my family helping out at home without any prodding.

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Chestnut Sparrow

I would love this, my homemade bias tape always looks a little wonky from my human error in ironing it as it comes through the little old fashioned maker.

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ghislaine

Would be nice if they could invent something that cuts baby nails quickly and painlessly for the kiddos. I hate clipping their nails!

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Amanda

I would love someone to invent something to scoop kitty litter for me. The suckiest job ever. I thought I married one, but he later turned out to be defective and his mother doesn't want him back.

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mali

I need a machine that would follow the spouse and kids around and shock them every time they don't put something away. Not actually pick up for them, they need to learn to do this for themselves without the constant reminders!

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Sara

I want a machine that sews up my knitting when I'm done with all the pieces. I have three projects stuck at the finishing stage right now, and that's not a record.

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craftedbymama

So cool…I would be lucky to win!

I would like something to pat my little one's bum. She wakes up in the middle of the night sometimes and all she wants is a few pats on the bum and back to sleep she goes!

amyhuch@hotmail.com
amy

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Carrie

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a machine to do my dishes as soon as they're dirty and that will put them away too. Not just a dishwasher, but an instant way to get them clean.

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craftytammie

If I could get my 2 1/2 year old potty trained, my life would be simpler! he's sooo close. I may need to try that potty chart idea. Because I can't take much more Bear in the Big Blue House potty dvd.

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Nohe5

I would love to have something that would just pick up the stuff that my children leave all over the floor: clothes, toys, papers, lovies, ect. They are like Hansel and Gretel leaving a trail of bread crumbs all over the house.

PS- I am so crushing on that bias tape machine!

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JillyL

I want someone to run around my house at all times and pick up the empty cups and shoes and socks that end up everywhere they don't belong.

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Hi, my name is Judy.

Oh, I love this! I follow your blog on my feed-demon.
I want a machine that will drag me out for a run or pick me up and put me on my bike for triathlon training. haha!
Maybe I should judt get a large dog!

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Christine

I would love to have a bias tape maker. I would also love some kind of system that makes the day after vacation clean up a breeze. I really don't like spending the whole next day after you get home putting everything back where it goes. 🙂

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Megan

Forgot to say that I HHAATTEE doing the dishes. And while there are LOVELY dishwashers, my husband and I don't have one. So, if someone wants to donate a dishwasher to make dishes simpler, it'd be much appreciated 😉

I also tweeted this as well as "liked" on facebook!

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joanna

I need the robot cleaner upper! to follow my 3 children around and clean up behind them so I have more time to sew! 🙂
Great Giveaway,hope I win!

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Steph

I would love more time in my day to do the things I love…like baking & sewing but Mommy duties are more important. Mom-time is hard at 11pm but sometimes necessary. 🙂 Love the blog!

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Heather

Hmmm…this is a tough call. I would love a machine that would toilet-train my three year old, but I'm afraid that would entail *substituting* my child entirely with a robot!

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Meghann

We have a brand new baby in the house, our oldest is only 13 months. There isn't anything in our lives right now that couldn't use simplifying. I'm sewing as fast as I can, summer dresses for our toddler sleep sacks and swaddles for our baby. I need a robot that will pre-wash and iron all my fabric for me, and then go make dinner.

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Rixa

Ah, having made my own bias tape for every, this looks amazing! I need to find a way to simplify all of the blogs I follow. I can't bear to take things out of my google reader, even if they're ones I never actually read anymore…

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family of four

I would love a machine that organizes my clutter and then tells me where it puts it. I just found your blog, love it. I also love the bias machine, yeah!

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cmjcbaldwin

Just found you. This is a fun blog, just in time for summer fun with my kiddos. To make my life easier I would invent some kind of brush that made it fun to clean out the dreaded peanut butter jar.

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Danielle

oooh…an instant dinner-planning thingamajig would be just the ticket…with one picky hubby, me – the foodie, one toddler, and one child with tons of food allergies, it would be a dream to come up with just one dinner that would include more than one food group per person!!

i would sooooo love a bias tape maker for my birthday – on the 16th!! 🙂

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Carrie

I'd like someone to come in and sweep, mop, load the dishwasher and clean the stupid toilets please. Every 2-3 weeks please!

Honestly, a robot to call and tell what we want for supper so it can be ready when we get home!

I WANT THIS!

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Ruth

dishes, I hate even loading the dishwasher. can't I just have one of those old school conveyor belts that take the dirty dishes away and they somehow come back sparkling clean 🙂

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Laly

I would like the simplicity to invent a machine that handles all the cloth diaper duties involving my 11-month old. Starting with changing, washing, rinsing, re-stuffing them and all. 🙂

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Nutella Nutterson

I would like a device that automatically calculates yardage requirements for projects, and since I'm dreaming, it also coordinates those numbers with what's in my stash, and THEN tells me which fabrics in the store might be good matches for the yardage I have at home (and didn't bring a swatch of). That's not too much to ask, right? 🙂

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Ella

I wish Simplicity would create a machine that would wash the dishes for me. What?!!! That exists? Then why doesn't my apartment have one?!!!!!!

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Jen Pryor

how about a robot that can follow my husband around, picking up the random things he leaves all over the house and the messes he makes when he's "helping" in the kitchen? 🙂

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interiorblogging

I would like an invention that stirs risotto for me. I LOVE risotto but i don't really have time to stand and stir it to make it properly. It's difficult with a toddler hanging off my leg all the time.
Megan xxoo

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Lizbert

I would like a machine that reminds/helps me to thaw my food. I always forget to take out the frozen food – and then when I'm ready to cook.. well.. obviously it's still frozen.

And a dishwasher would be nice too.. or a garbage disposal.

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Lisa Clarke

I would love Simplicity to invent for me a pair of glasses that magically filters out the clutter around the house. No matter how messy it gets, it still would look peaceful, uncluttered, and tranquil 🙂

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Melanie

I need something who can pick up and put away all the little things that darling husband and children leave all over my clean house! Anyone????
Anyhow. A bias tape maker would be sweet as well… think of all those hours I would save… no more pulling strips of fabric through straight pins and under iron on the ironing board… more…. cleaning… Uh. I mean sewing!

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Jackie

I despise ironing clothes so much that I will avoid wearing something if it needs to be ironed. So, a dryer that will also somehow iron clothes after drying them would be the best invention ever!

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Mama Hoot

Ummm…actually, just a few days ago I was asking for bias tape elves. I've been making yards and yards of it for dresses. I even dreamt last week that I was ironing bias tape. So it may be cliche but this is apparently the machine I need.

Oh…and one to scrub the floor under the high chair. I despise doing that.

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Mari

Pick me! Pick me!

Ok, so super redundant, but really, with a 3 year old and an 11 month old who adores blueberries and anything with marinara sauce, it seems like there should be something to simplify the laundry situation altogether. Who knew laundry would get all crazy exponential with just adding a 2nd kiddo?

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Kristi

I would love an organizer machine. I just can't sit still long enough to actually organize. I'd love to be able to program all my organizing ideas into it and just let it do the work! 🙂

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Jessica

Seems like there's a huge demand for a machine that puts laundry away! 🙂 One of those would simplify MY life!

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Adri

What in my life doesn't need simplifying??? I could really use a personal grocery shopper. I hate grocery shopping.

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MaybeThisDoor

I would love someone to:
~hand water my plants on super hot sweltering days(heck if we are wishing might as well say veggie garden planter and maintainer needed!).
~Go grocery shopping/Cooking only super healthy for us(I love to cook-maybe too much).
~Someone to bath and groom my adorable White Maltese (she doesn't understand that she's white-loves to roll in the grass, water,dirt,yard!

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hampton

i have trouble getting up and moving in the mornings, and when i'm still sleepy and moving slow, it's hard to get dressed for work in the mornings when your eyes are still half closed! you know in the movie clueless, where alicia silverstone has the computerized closet that helps her put outfits together? one of those would be a god-send!

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Emily

pretty pretty please, pick me.

Let's just say I wouldnt turn down my own personal Rosie from the Jetsons!

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alsull

I think I need a machine to simplfy cleaning my house. I would love to have it deep cleaned regulary with no work on my part.

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Elizabeth

I need Simplicity to make a me a machine to do the dishes and laundry. I hate chores, but I love to sew and I LOVE bias tape and I especially love to make my own from fabric scraps…which I have lots of! This would be GREAT for me!

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Nancy

I need grocery shopping simplified — I feel like we are shopping every 2 days! 🙁 I also need a bias-tape maker! 🙂

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Jenn

I would love a fabric cutter outer. I think it takes me way longer to cut than to sew. I could save SO much time. And not cut my finger with my rotary cutter ever again!

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ZeidmanZoo

wouldn't it be great if the dishes would magically fly into the dishwasher when they're dirty, and then magically fly right back to their shelves when they're clean?! then i'd have more time for sewing 🙂

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dmceron

Hmm.. I would love to have someone to put the laundry into all its seperate place once it's been done, or who just does it all from start to finish! But if we're wishing why stop there?! A personal chef/nanny/housekeeper/driver would be great too!

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Karina

I would love a machine that laid ut, pinned and cut all my patterns for me. That sure would make my life easier

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CraftyRachel

I need to simplify my desk! It's an old farm table that also serves as craft table, catch-all for sewing project parts, library books… and we use the monitor for TV-watching. Finishing my dissertation could simplify my life, too!

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mere

I'd love a machine that would,d organize the house for me, ala Rosie from the Jetsons. She could go around and pick up every little bit that was in the wrong place, and put it back!

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janebabes

I want an instant sippy cup filler, you know, the kind that magically know what and when your kids will want a drink and collects and fills the cups. I estimate it would save me at least 2 hours of work a day, being as I have 4 little ones currently and none of them seem to remember to put their cups in the sink. It would also save my knees, as the cups usually end up under the couch or the tv. 🙂

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Colleen

I need someone or something to clean my floors! There is nothing I hate more than getting on my hands and knees to scrub the floor!

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ringmaster

oh i NEED this. i have the little metal ones but i have been wanting this one! so much easier! if i could simplify something in my life….i could only hope someone would come out and professionally organize my craft and sewing supplies. then it would be much easier to get to!

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nenacortes12

I WISH SIMPLICITY MADE A TIME MACHINE. IT WOULD SIMPLIFY MY LIFE SO THAT I CAN STOP TIME TO ENJOY DOING THE THINGS I LOVE LONGER LIKE SEWING, GETTING HUGS FROM MY DAUGHTER, AND SPENDING TIME WITH MY FAMILY. TIME JUST FLIES BY TOO QUICKLY. OH IT WOULD ALSO HAVE TO HAVE A FAST FOWARD BUTTON TO SPEED UP TIME DURING DOCTOR'S OFFICE, WAITING IN GROCERY LINES,AND WORK. LOL FOR NOW THOUGH THIS BIAS TAPE MAKER WOULD BE WONDERFUL.

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Hilary

I'm already pretty spoiled with an automatic dishwasher, because I hate to wash dishes. But I hate putting those clean ones away almost as much. I would also love to have a washing machine that also dries the clothes so I don't have to remember to switch them over!

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She Crafty

ooooh, I've been coveting this and wanting, wanting one so badly. What an awesome giveaway! Hmm, what would make my life easier? A body double, so that I could do the fun stuff like sewing, which the one goes to work, does laundry, dishes etc.

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Teri

I'd love a scullery maid. I remember reading about them in "A Little Princess" and "The Secret Garden" when I was in grammar school and lately, I've felt like I'M the scullery maid around my house, and I'd really prefer to be the princess.

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Bekah

While I know Simplicity can't work miracles, I'd give my left arm for a machine that makes vegetables taste like candy…I really don't know how my son survives on his diet of carbs and scrambled eggs. Sheesh. But, a bias tape maker would brighten my mood when he does go on his healthy eating strikes!

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Wynd

I could really use a thing to pick up the toys and mop the floors at the same time! No more back aches for me! 🙂

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Aly

I'm with you. Folding laundry is one of my least favorite jobs… it's not really the folding. It's the three little munchkins that mess up the piles and sorting as I go making it ultra frustrating. So I fold at night when I'm tired. Ugg! So laundry folding robot or a force-field of sorts to protect the work in progress.

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Katie

I loathe cooking, so a miracle machine (or personal chef) that could take over that task would be awesome!

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Aly

p.s. I "liked" this on Facebook too. I really have wanted one of these babies for a long time.

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Marci

I would love for Simplicity to invent a dryer that also irons. Everytime I wash and dry my fabrics they come out with tons of wrinkles that take forever to iron out.

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Teeny

How Simplistic would it be to have a washer and dryer as one machine, I dread having to go dig in to my top loading washer, then bend to throw my wet laundry in to a dryer while in those precious minute praying my young children are not getting in to trouble!, so why not make one machine that runs the wash then with out having to do anything it dries it too! yeah buddy, that would be my favourite thing ever! I love your blog I read it everynight as soon as my kids are all tucked in to bed. I will be sewing some of your darling items very soon! –

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dlub

I think I need a wife (or at least a free babysitter)! The hubby is a great guy, but he has to work and make money. 🙂

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Adam & Sarah

Our furniture layout needs to be simplified. Strategically placed furniture to prevent our little tot from getting into trouble is begging to be rearranged this weekend.

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E.C.J.

being 6 months pregnant is absolute bliss- until something tells you that your 10-month old has a special treat for you waiting in his diaper! this time around there was no morning sickness, little fatigue, but major MAJOR gagging at those wonderful diaper changing times- so if anyone could invent a machine to change diapers (or at least some sort of mind device that teaches super-youngsters to use the potty themselves!) would be fantastic 🙂

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sewhipmama

Love this!
How about a machine that simply adds more time to the day when you need it and speeds it up when you just need the kids to go to sleep! lol.

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tamie

I woiuld really like some kind of toy sorter! My kids just put all little pieces, legos, barbie shoes, blocks, puzzle pieces, play food, etc. all in the toy box. I try to keep all the pieces to each toy together. But who has time to sort through them daily? So, I'd like a magical sorter and when it's time to pick up you put the small pieces and odds in and it sorts them into the right storage bins. Kinda like a change sorter! I know, I should keep dreaming! lol

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Miss Jeanne

Oh my gosh! I totally love this and have not seen it yet! I also need something to simplify my schedule… hmm… do you think they could make time … or sewing related… something to simplify or eliminate pinning!!!

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Lulabelle

Cutting out sewing patterns! Enter your pattern data into a magical machine, along with the fabric to be cut and voila! perfectly cut pieces.

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I Wanna Try

Okay so for sure what I need to simplify my life would be some sort of device that stays under my daughter's bed. That way when she is told to clean her room which to her means stuff everything under her bed. My under the bed device would just blow everything right from under there and right back into her arms, so that she would have to put it back in its place where it really belongs. Why not blow it directly into where it belongs you might be asking…well this was about simplifying my life not hers, right? Plus she needs to learn to clean!

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Adry Viola

I am so excited to find out about this marvelous machine!!!! It would definitely eliminate the need for a soundproof room – UGH the horror in trying to make bias tape by hand!

I "like" you

The invention of my dreams? Self cleaning diapers! Yes – no changing needed! Kind of like the self cleaning oven – ya know? 🙂

I hope I win! Can't take another day of pullingofthehair-itis

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