Archive for Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

April 13, 2005

Grace Guild made something beautiful, and so quickly for her window -- curtains for their cabin at the lake.

"No one can see in through them, so we don't need window blinds."

She used the heavier grade of unbleached muslin, then in a crazy-quilt fashion across the bottom and up the center, a border of bright cheery cotton scraps. She said, "I put them together in an afternoon on my sewing machine with the zigzag stitch, and just helter-skelter on the colors."

She made fabric loops, taking a five-inch wide strip folding both raw edges in to the center, then folding those outer edges to the center.

One more time, she stitched down both sides to form a long semi-firm strip that would slide easily along a rod to make her loops.

She then cut her loop pieces, sewed them onto the top of her curtains and threaded them on the rods.

She has gotten so many compliments on them. Her next-door neighbor asked if she could copy the idea. And who knows how many others will do likewise now. It makes a nice window treatment for many windows, such as a child's room.

Have you ever moved a button over, but noticed those little round holes where the button was? Just use a needle or pin point to hand pick those threads back into line again.

Hugs and best wishes for a great summer now.

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net.

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