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    I wouldn't use felt, because I don't think you could wash it.
    I have seen some curtain rods that will swing out of the way, like a door. Actually, like the old towel racks people used to hang in the kitchen (only they had three arms) I don't know how long of an arm they have, though.
    It doesn't looke like you have enough room for one on each side. You need someone to engineer something for you that would fold up accordion-style, and still support the weight.
    Good luck with this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdavis
    I wouldn't use felt, because I don't think you could wash it.
    I have seen some curtain rods that will swing out of the way, like a door. Actually, like the old towel racks people used to hang in the kitchen (only they had three arms) I don't know how long of an arm they have, though.
    It doesn't looke like you have enough room for one on each side. You need someone to engineer something for you that would fold up accordion-style, and still support the weight.
    Good luck with this!
    thanks J - I'm getting a new sewing machine soonish (hooray!) so I'll wait til then to start and OF COURSE I'll post pics when I'm done! :D

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    I have seen some drapery that is usually like silk or thin material . The lliner is the regular lining material plus flannel . so maybe your quilt curtain would do well with a flannel filler. I think a colorful quilt could add so much for the decor of the room. You could pick out the colors to enhance your room.

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    One idea is the "Warm Window" products. They sell a 4 layered quilted, insulated fabric and the hardware to hang it. Here is there main info:

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

    You can also buy the fabric at most larger fabric stores and on line.

    So, your budget is more like $20 a window? See what this frugal person did with only $20:

    http://countrylife.lehmans.com/2007/...window-quilts/

    Another frugal minded person did this:

    http://energyboomer.typepad.com/ener...-make-ene.html

    One of my favorites, probably because hers LOOK like quilts:

    http://www.manytracks.com/Homesteading/winquilt.htm

    Hope some of those ideas work for you and others. I've just used a thick batting on my two sewing room windows for the last several years. I hang lined curtains in front of it, then I can take the top part down half way to let more light in if I want.



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    Thanks for the ideas, and for bumping my topic LOL!

    I've got all the fabric now and will make it like a regular quilt but with thin batting. I'm going to wait til I get my new sewing machine tho!

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    You're welcome! What kind of new sewing machine are you getting? (Sorry if you've addressed that elsewhere and I didn't realize it).

    Karla

    ETA: Would love to see pics of your new window quilt when you get it made up. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny
    You're welcome! What kind of new sewing machine are you getting? (Sorry if you've addressed that elsewhere and I didn't realize it).

    Karla

    ETA: Would love to see pics of your new window quilt when you get it made up. Thanks!
    I'm getting the Janome 6600MC! Can't wait! A friend has one and she loves it! I've had a little play on it and I know I'll love it too. At the moment, I've got an old Toyota - just about the most basic model you can get. It does straight lines and that's about it. I've done a bit of ditch quilting on it but you can't drop the feed dogs so can't do anything more fancy and for piecing, well, i know a bad workman blames his tools but I'm SURE my seam allowances will be better when i get my new toy - at least, I won't have any more excuses, will I! :wink: :D

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    Wow! What an awesome sewing machine!!! I can imagine that you will enjoy this machine for a long time to come. I'm excited for you. Congrats! Gee, I didn't even know Toyota made a sewing machine, lol. What a wonderful step up for you. Enjoy!

    Happy quilting,

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    Will a quilt curtain help keep the heat OUT in the summer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny
    Wow! What an awesome sewing machine!!! I can imagine that you will enjoy this machine for a long time to come. I'm excited for you. Congrats! Gee, I didn't even know Toyota made a sewing machine, lol. What a wonderful step up for you. Enjoy!

    Happy quilting,

    Karla
    Thanks Karla! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    Will a quilt curtain help keep the heat OUT in the summer?
    I hope so - wow I hadn't thought of that! The door is nearly all glass and south facing so it might be great for that too! I got a kind of antiquey tone on tone tea print for the backing which won't mind a bit of fading!

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    I am new to this but, i would try a tension rod and just use t-sirts for the batting and no backing is needed, just use creative stitching and or a nice color thread, and when you make the panalName:  image.jpg
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Size:  1.08 MB ok so i cant draw buti hope you understand my gist of it, the bottom right if you make it so the cat door is like a flap for her or him it may be cool to look at also. And for the wires if you start by pulling out tools as though you are going to build it, ( make sure he is home to see you) or ask him if he will help get the correct tools to build it yourself, he will probably do it right then and not keep putting it off. Good luck and I hope you understand my gibberish...
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    I made a quilted shower curtain too...made button holes in the top. I didn't use batting, but just quilted through the front and back. Think the process would be the same .. and it still act as a cold barrier. Maybe if you wanted something a little "more" you could use flannel as the batting?
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    Why not do a roman shade type one using your quilt.
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    You could use a drapery holdback on the left side to expose the cat door! Be sure to let us see what you end up doing! Very interesting problem but solvable!

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