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    Hi everyone,

    I have another question for you. I can't find navy/white pinstripe fabric for the nursery curtains, so I have decided to make it. What width should I make the white stripes and the navy stripes? We are doing the nursery in NY Yankees--so think about their uniforms. That's what I want the curtains to look like.

    I was thinking a 4" white stripe and a 1 1/2" navy stripe? maybe? I want these to look right! Maybe a 6" white stripe instead?

    I have a die cut machine to cut the strips, so this doesn't sound as involved as it would be if I were rotary cutting. I just want to get it right.

    Please help! thanks for any advice!

    Rose Hall

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    Well this is just a suggestion.

    Find a picture of a jersey online. Say maybe a collectable so it is framed or mounted. Measure the blue and white stripes on the picture and then use the same ratio to figure out the width of the stipes you need.

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    The proportion to me look about six to one. You might want to draw it out on graph paper until it looks right.

    On the other hand, you could always go with a Red Sox theme. :D (Can you tell I'm not a Yankees fan?)

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    Have you checked over where they have shirting fabrics. They sometimes have fabrics with thin stripes like Yankee pinstripes would be. My mom made curtains for our nursery out of sheets.

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    thanks everyone!

    My husband has a Jersey as home, but those pinstripes aren't even at 1/8" thick!

    Sorry-Red Sox is NOT an option...

    I will look into sheets--what a great idea. the MLB website would probably have something. why work harder, when you can work smarter???

    Rose

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    Have you gone to Home Depot and look at wallpaper books. There is one for sports or MLB. Sometimes They have coordinating fabrics that can be ordered.

    Or Look for a different fabric like a baseball print.(check equilter)

    Or how about painting pinstripes with permanent marker and a ruller.

    No way would I piece that, Not even for a grandchild. I have my limits.

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    I hate to paint!! I would rather sew some straight "pin stripe" seams. In fact, my Mom is painting the nursery walls and furniture for me. I probably shouldn't be around the fumes either, but I hear they make low-odor paint now. Great suggestion though!
    Rose

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    this link has NY Yankees , drapes, blankets etc.

    http://shop.baseballhall.org/New-Yor...568605_PG.html

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    look at these cool things for NY Yankees

    http://www.amazon.com/Personalized-Y.../dp/B002VOGAMA

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    YIKES!!! That would be too wide, I think!! My DH has been looking for pinstripe fabric, too, and recently saw some, but wrong color. Don't give up...keep looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pam1966
    The proportion to me look about six to one. You might want to draw it out on graph paper until it looks right.

    On the other hand, you could always go with a Red Sox theme. :D (Can you tell I'm not a Yankees fan?)
    HA_HA!!! That's what my DH would say!!! He's a die hard RED SOX fan!!!

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    this site has blue and white pinstripe fabric, not sure if it is what you want lots of pages of fabrics to look at

    http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/se...nstripe+fabric

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    Rose,
    How are you painting the walls? Color, etc? Any other decorations?

    When my son was younger I did a baseball themed room. I found the perfect wallpaper, white with navy pinstripes. The border matched the drapes.

    I'm just trying to envision how you may put the room together. If you did the same to the walls, it would blend too much, unless you intentionally made the curtains with a wider pinstripe to offset the space and/or bring in more of the blue to offset the white.

    I hope I'm making sense. Typing what I'm thinking is not my forte. :lol:


    Another thought, if you can't find the right fabric, and painting them on was already mentioned (just me, but I wouldn't choose that route either,) but what about white fabric and use embroidery floss and do a straight stitch to replicate the pinstripes. Another way is that it could also be done in such a way that it could look like the thickness of baseball stitching.

    OK, maybe it's the lack of cold caffeine (Pepsi) affecting me right now. I getter grab a can and join the living! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Hall
    Hi everyone,

    I have another question for you. I can't find navy/white pinstripe fabric for the nursery curtains, so I have decided to make it. What width should I make the white stripes and the navy stripes? We are doing the nursery in NY Yankees--so think about their uniforms. That's what I want the curtains to look like.

    I was thinking a 4" white stripe and a 1 1/2" navy stripe? maybe? I want these to look right! Maybe a 6" white stripe instead?

    I have a die cut machine to cut the strips, so this doesn't sound as involved as it would be if I were rotary cutting. I just want to get it right.

    Please help! thanks for any advice!

    Rose Hall
    Hi, Rose
    How much fabric do you need for your curtains? I have some fabric that will work for you. I got it from JoAnn's 3-4 yrs. ago and is pinstripe. I have almost 3 yds. and a remnant of the same of 22 ins. There's nothing on the selvage edge, so I don't know who makes it, but I do still have the remnant in the wrapper with the article #755-9594. I also have two pcs. of Robert Kaufman fabric of opposite stripes both pcs. are 1 1/2 - 2 yds. and has "Patroits" on the selvage. Will this help you? I don't know how to post pics.(my DD will be visiting from IN. next week to show me), but you can pm me if you're interested in it. You could use the RK fabric for valances. Dennise

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    this site has blue and white pinstripe fabric, not sure if it is what you want lots of pages of fabrics to look at

    http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/se...nstripe+fabric
    Have you ordered from this website before??? I did find some navy/white stripe fabric that will work. Not quite perfect, but for $3, it'll work! Please let me know your experiences with this website.

    thanks!
    Rose

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    Morning Rose,
    I would also consider the theme of the room/house. ie: Arts&Crafte equals about 1/3 to 2/3 ratio.

    Victorian = lots of stripes but skinny ones. ETC.

    I'll look for your final choice.

    Kathleen (quilter68)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Hall
    Hi everyone,

    I have another question for you. I can't find navy/white pinstripe fabric for the nursery curtains, so I have decided to make it. What width should I make the white stripes and the navy stripes? We are doing the nursery in NY Yankees--so think about their uniforms. That's what I want the curtains to look like.

    I was thinking a 4" white stripe and a 1 1/2" navy stripe? maybe? I want these to look right! Maybe a 6" white stripe instead?

    I have a die cut machine to cut the strips, so this doesn't sound as involved as it would be if I were rotary cutting. I just want to get it right.

    Please help! thanks for any advice!

    Rose Hall
    Hi, Rose
    How much fabric do you need for your curtains? I have some fabric that will work for you. I got it from JoAnn's 3-4 yrs. ago and is pinstripe. I have almost 3 yds. and a remnant of the same of 22 ins. There's nothing on the selvage edge, so I don't know who makes it, but I do still have the remnant in the wrapper with the article #755-9594. I also have two pcs. of Robert Kaufman fabric of opposite stripes both pcs. are 1 1/2 - 2 yds. and has "Patroits" on the selvage. Will this help you? I don't know how to post pics.(my DD will be visiting from IN. next week to show me), but you can pm me if you're interested in it. You could use the RK fabric for valances. Dennise
    thank you for the kind offer! I think I need about 12 yards. I have several windows.
    Rose

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    well,
    I finished Malachi's curtains last week. the proportions are quite right--so I told my DH that the curtains were in the "spirit" of the Yankees!

    I also finished the diaper holder and was able to hang the baseball quilt my Mom made.

    Rose

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    So cute. Way to go.

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