Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Help with curtains

  1. #1
    Super Member verna2197's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,574

    Help with curtains

    Not sure if this is the place to post this but here goes. I have 9 windows of white curtains, pretty blah looking.
    Name:  image.jpg
Views: 1167
Size:  387.7 KB

    I am am wanting to use the following fabric to make some kind of insert in them. Don't have enough to do it any bigger.

    Name:  image.jpg
Views: 1179
Size:  793.5 KB

    Does anyone have any suggestions, on how to go about doing this please, cause I sure don't.
    Thanks!
    I collect Seraphim Angels

  2. #2
    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Piedmont Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    8,194
    How about making a trim at the top of the drapes....something about 6-8" wide or as much as you can allow, sewn directly onto the current drape.
    Jan in VA
    Living in the foothills
    peacefully colors my world.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums19552.html

  3. #3
    Super Member verna2197's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,574
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    How about making a trim at the top of the drapes....something about 6-8" wide or as much as you can allow, sewn directly onto the current drape.
    Hmmm that sounds good Jan
    I collect Seraphim Angels

  4. #4
    Super Member tesspug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,760
    Could you add a strip to the center edge of each panel and then make tie backs.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

  5. #5
    Super Member tesspug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,760
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

  6. #6
    Super Member MaryKatherine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Guelph, On. -
    Posts
    1,672
    Blog Entries
    1
    How about a big curved tie-back, and I line of trim down the inside edge.
    MK
    marykayhopkins123.blogspot.com

  7. #7
    Super Member DebbE's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,615
    How about if you make a covered cornice board (with fabric & a little batting) to mount on the wall at the top, that covers the top of the drapes, and then make tie backs & matching pillows for the sofa or bed (not sure what room these are in) with what's left?

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Hamburg,Western New York State
    Posts
    4,293
    First site has a great and very simple idea. Looks sharp in the pictures.

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Lebanon Missouri
    Posts
    2,668
    Blog Entries
    1
    Wash and dry this fabric before you get started. It shrinks close to 2 inches on width and the lose to ravel on the length was even worse. You will have to do a closed seam like on a pair of jeans. I did a project in the red print and the 6 yds I bought that should have been more than enough was'nt- I had to get another 1 1/2 yrds to finish. But on the good side the red did not bleed.

  10. #10
    Super Member verna2197's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,574
    OMG I purchased all of the material they had it was close to 12 yards, sure hope it doesn't shrink to much or I am in trouble. Will have to rework this to see what I can do now. Thinking of leaving a band of the white at top and then just adding the floral to it on the bottom. Thankfully the curtains are only 64" long so that will help.
    I collect Seraphim Angels

  11. #11
    Super Member madamekelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Central Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
    Posts
    6,546
    Blog Entries
    1
    How about using my solution to lace curtains that were not wide enough? I took some upholstery fabric that I washed first, and made outer side panels to hang on either side. It gives you a faux-look of lace under drapes. I like
    the look so much that when I purchased sheers for my bedroom, I bought six panels of eggshell color for the center and a dark blue for each end. The whole thing hangs from just one rod. (If you carefully unstitch the edge if the white color you already have, you can connect them pretty easy. I decided not to attach mine.)
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

  12. #12
    Super Member mike'sgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    starke,Florida
    Posts
    2,005
    I was thinking a vertical strip on the inside edge of each panel. I h ave a friend that did this to her drapes and it looks very nice.

  13. #13
    Super Member verna2197's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,574
    Think I am going to take the curtains apart, dye them navy blue then figure out where to put the floral. Like the ideal of putting a strip on it.
    I collect Seraphim Angels

  14. #14
    Super Member southernmema's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central Georgia
    Posts
    1,211
    I would make valances - simple with rod pockets - and matching tie backs. I probably would add some matching blue trim about two inches or so from the bottom of the valances for embellishment. Anyway...have fun.

  15. #15
    Power Poster solstice3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Citrus County, Florida
    Posts
    10,387
    How about a valance?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.