Archive for Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Aunt Norie’s sewing room

February 12, 2008

Judy shares a great idea with us. She bought an extra flat sheet as she renovated her bedroom recently.

She used the extra sheet to cut a round tablecloth with no seams for the little round table beside the bed. She also used some of the same fabric scraps for throw pillows for the bed.

Judy also suggests if you'd like a round tablecloth anywhere in the house, start looking for fabric in the sheet section, which has a wide range of colors and sheet sizes available.

Another of her ideas (and this was a new one on me): If you have extra full-sized sheets and you now need twin sheets for the kids' beds, lay the larger sheet crosswise across the twin bed, cut off the extra and you'll have enough for a matching pair of pillow cases.

Thank you so much, Judy. I think it's just wonderful what happens when we all share those clever ideas. Thanks again.

Another here on those olden times and those shirt tails from "just another granny" who says, "How well I do remember, 'twas on such that I learned to sew." No one had paper napkins in those days and those old worn, soft shirttails made good and very absorbent ones. My mother cut one from each side front shirt tail and two from the back and I learned how to hem them. They didn't even have to be exactly the same size.

Every scrap of the shirt was used for rags and dust cloths. I think every farmer had a box of such rags in the barn for use on the animals, for grease rags and such. As you said, no one wasted anything.

"It would be a better world if we'd go back to some of those old ways."

Thanks so much to each of you. Love you all and God Bless you. Pray for those leaders we're about to elect. May they lead us back to what America was and really is.

- Write to Aunt Norie at P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086 or e-mail her at


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