If you haven't seen these before, they're called spring strips and they're perfect for glasses cases, little bags etc. I saw (and bought) them at the Australian Quilt Convention in February.
I stood there for ages deciding firstly, would I use them (or was I just going to store them forever in the box labelled "thought these were a good idea at the time"); secondly, what would I make; thirdly, what size (because as soon as you arrive home you'll think I should have bought the other size); and fourthly, how many to buy (since you'll never buy the right number). I'm sure many of you have been faced with a similar dilemma. In fact I went back to the stand and made a second purchase just before we left.
Now I'm very pleased to say I have used them. Well not all of them, but the fact I've come home and done something with them is a fabulous feeling. They are my favourite new 'gadget'. This little bag was a gift, so I'm hoping to find time this weekend to make one for myself. Sometime after the housework, gardening, family commitments..... so if I'm realistic, probably not.
And spring strips are perfect for a Rotary Cutter case.
And just in case your wondering, yes these are a couple of the gifts I had to have finished by today.