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Thread: Window Quilts

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    Super Member Gwyn's Avatar
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    Many years ago I read an article about window quilts and how they will keep your house warmer than regular curtains. I need to make something to cover the new windows in our house and thought this might be the time to switch to quilts to help lower our heating costs and eliminate drafts from cool windows.

    So, do any of you know how window quilts are made or hung or am I imagining things.

    Gwyn

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    That is a great question as I was wonder the same thing. My son's bed is in front of the widow and it is so drafty I would like to make a window quilt too. I was wondering how they would be hung and if they would then block out all the light. I hope someone has the answer.

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    I'm taking bit of a guess here but I think you could put tabs at the top instead of a hanging sleeve, thread the tabs along a curtain rod and just slide the quilt to one side to open it up during the day.

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    Hi, I googled "how to hang a window quilt" and it came up with heaps of sites, here is just one of them

    http://plainhomesteading.blogspot.co...ow-quilts.html

    With todays rising costs I think it would be a great idea, I wouldn't mind giving it a go myself.

    Thank's for bringing up the idea


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    I was thinking the same thing. It was on my to do list for this winter but alas it never happened. Got to busy with other stuff, maybe once those 3 projects are done I can make some for the living room.

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    I have quilted curtains started but have to finish my Christmas sewing first then back to the project. I installed a closet rod over my slider held up by two decorative bird houses (my husband drilled holes in the side of the birdhouses for the closet rod). My intention is to make tab top drapes for the slider and the dining room window, right now I have a queen size log cabin quilt hung over the slider temporarily with antique blanket pins, makes a huge difference in the room temperature here in Maine. I will post pics when mine are done.

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    Thanks for that link, Woody. I got lost reading that blog. I loved it! Some good recipes there as well!

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    The site below has information on making quilted Roman shades.

    http://www.terrelldesigns.com/howtomakeromanshades.htm

    You might want to think about the fading factor with window quilts and use a lining that offers ultraviolet protection. It might up the expense but if you have invested much time or money into a quilt for the window it would be a shame to have it fade out quickly if exposed to much sunlight. I saw this fabric mentioned at the Terrill site and other roman shade sites...I have never checked Joanns of other stores so don't know if it is readily available.

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    I've made quilted Roman Shades - very effective against the heat here in Florida. There are some big round eyelets I see in the home dec department that would make hanging heavy quilted panels easy.

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    i made roman shades using Warm Window products. io chose them over everything else because it seals right to the window frame, when done, and no cold air gets thru.

    here's a link


    http://www.warmcompany.com/wwpage.html

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