Paw Prints - Grime Guard for Q-Snap, Hoops, Scroll Rods or Stretcher Bars / Made to order / 8"x8", 11"x11", 6"x6" AND MORE

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Preparation takes 1-2 weeks
Arrives from the United States
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Made in Oliver Beach, Maryland

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Keep the dirt and grime off your stitching projects with one of our GRIME GUARDs for QSnaps & Hoops or Scroll Rods. We all have natural oils on our skin that can discolor fabric over time and be difficult to remove, even though our hands appear clean. Some of us also have little hands and paws that touch things we would rather they didn’t.

Grime Shields are so affordable that you can buy more than one set for all your Works in Progress (WIPs). Or you change them to match your project, mood, season or home decor! Imagine grime guards to remind you the project is for a birthday or special holiday gift.

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Each set of OUR Grime Guards for SCROLL RODS will come with 4 special clips to hold the elastic closer to your fabric and keep it secure. Use of the clips is optional - they work just fine if you choose not to use them. They will be sent in their own plastic bag with your order so they don't get lost.

To order SCROLL ROD Grime Guards:

1) Measure the length of your scroll rods.
2) Choose a grime shield size between the length of your scroll rods and 4" more.
* A grime shield the length of your scroll rod will lie flat and the elastic will be tighter.
* A grime shield longer than the length of your scroll rods will have a gather to it and you may need to tighten the elastic so it is a little tighter. To adjust the elastic, tie a knot, sew it or use a strong safety pin (like a diaper pin).
* Personally I like a little gather, so I would choose something in the middle. For an 18" scroll rod I would choose an 16-20" set or 18-22" set.


Assemble your project on your Q-Snaps, Hoop or Scroll Rods then easily slip the Grime Guard over your stitching and tuck loose fabric into the Grime Guard if desired.


* Each grime guard is made to order of high quality cotton fabric, fabric and coordinating polyester thread in my smoke free home.
* Standard size is approximately 4” wide.
If you are working on a larger project and would like to tuck your stitching fabric inside the cover, please request a custom order and I can make your the grime guard approximately 1” wider to accommodate the extra fabric (additional charges will usually be between $0.50- $3.00 based on size of Grime Guard.
* If you would like a size not listed in the options, please contact me using ‘ask a question’ near the option selections for your special requests.
* Larger sizes may contain more than one seam. If more than one seam is needed I will do my best to match the pattern so appear 'seam-less'.


* The covers come in assorted patterns and colors. Choose your fabric using the drop-down menu. IF you DO NOT choose, I will choose MY favorite!
* Our Grime Guards are washable and ready to add a SMILE :) to your next stitching project!
* We do NOT wash the fabric before shipping, IF you are concerned about the colors bleeding onto your stitching fabric be sure to wash your grime shields before using them. We can NOT be responsible for color transfer to your project, especially with dark fabrics. Machine wash cold, tumble dry on low or air dry.
* Fabrics with GLITTER (manufactured with glitter on them) adds a little MAGIC and extra smiles while stitching. However, the glitter may transfer to your stitching area, thus if you are concerned PLEASE WASH YOUR GRIME GUARD before using them.


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Average review
Mar 7, 2018 by Joy Rose
Mar 2, 2018 by mariecalvin
Feb 14, 2018 by amyvogrig
Beautifully made & it was here super fast as well! Thanks for the extras...grime guard clips work great & the needleminder is super cute!
Jan 6, 2018 by modineen

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Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
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But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.