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Thread: Quilted door curtain FINISHED!

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    I finally got this finished, I think I first asked for advice on here last March! So thanks all those who helped me.

    And Hans kept his side of the bargain and made a cupboard around the electricity stuff. Still some wires to box in but he has to do something else up there first - don't know what exactly, man stuff! :shock: :lol:

    I used Hobbs Thermore batting, recommended for clothing and it drapes really nicely and I managed to cram the whole thing through the throat of my machine fairly easily, didn't have to do sections and cut up my lovely extra wide backing. I made a matching tie back as well. The hallway is much warmer and Barney cat is really chuffed about that because as you can see, that's where his bed is. :D
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    Here's the tie back - first time I made something like this so I just pretended it was a funny shaped quilt! :D
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    What an awesome job! Well done, it looks fantastic!

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    Thanks Blue. :D

    I tried to turn the first pic round but it didn't work. :shock:

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    Yeah, I was a bit confused for a while. I'm a bit tired, what can I say! LOL


    What a cool idea... I really like it.

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    Awesome!!! Very pretty too!!! :D :D :D the tie back is a lovely touch too :mrgreen:
    I really like how well it gathers when pulled back...I would have thought it would be bulkier.
    Hmmm I am thinking this would be much nicer than insulated drapes in my living and dining rooms 8)

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    Well, I think you did a fantastic job!!
    and I love the tie backs, they look great!!
    Cute cat LOL

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    K, it has turned out FANTABITOSI!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a difference it makes to the 'feel' of the house, so much more cosy, I want to see another picture of your wallhanging..if you posted a topic on it can I have a link, I may have missed that one!! :D :D :D

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    me also on the wall hanging!! Couldn't see it well enough!! LOL

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    Wow!!!! Awsome job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I really like how well it gathers when pulled back...I would have thought it would be bulkier.
    It's Hobbs Thermore wadding (sorry, batting!) and I SITDed only through the vertical seams. I think that made a difference. I used those little curtain rings with the clips about every 4" and it hangs in folds really well. Plus I didn't have to sew on curtain tape - nice n easy does it, everytime! :mrgreen: Quick to take down and wash too! 8)

    I'm definitely going to make curtains like this when we convert the attic - we want to keep the windows that are all ready up there because they're original but only single glazed; so they'll get the quilted treatment! :D

    Izy just for you, here's a pic of the wall hanging of 'our house'!
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    And for you too Ninnie - no sooner said than done! LOL

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    Really love the quilt; very smart. And really, really love the door! Fantastic job. :thumbup:

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    Wow that looks awesome. What did you use on the back? Great fabric choices too. Cute kitty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dglvr
    Wow that looks awesome. What did you use on the back? Great fabric choices too. Cute kitty.
    The backing was an 108" wide Portobello Market http://www.fatquarterworld.com/quilt...JJCEANMAIIHBGF

    The navy and dark red were Moda 'Kansas Troubles' and the gold was a Benartex, I'm sorry I don't know the name and can't remember where I got it. :oops:

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    It looks great. The colors are just perfect.

    Since everyone else has been admiring your wall hanging, I will tell you son #2 is admiring your hats! Isn't funny what catches different people's attention in pictures?

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    You did a wonderful job!
    WTG!! WOOHOO!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    It looks great. The colors are just perfect.

    Since everyone else has been admiring your wall hanging, I will tell you son #2 is admiring your hats! Isn't funny what catches different people's attention in pictures?
    :lol: The red woolly one is my winter one and the black with lots of white thin stripes is my gardening hat - the rest are Hans' and he DOES wear them all - though not at the same time, obviously! :D

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    What a clever idea :D You did a great job and the tie back looks good also. Maybe I should do one for our cabin :? Oh the list goes on :D

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    Great curtain K. I need a couple of those in my kitchen just for the winter and have been looking at thermal ones, but can't find any I like. I may copy your idea! Thanks!

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    Looks awesome! Love the colors and I'm sure little Barney appreciates the new warmth!!! Great wallhanging too!

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    You did a great job!!

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    Love the whole entry way
    the quilt REALLY makes it pop

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    Thats a beautiful quilt and what a good idea too....love the tie back too :lol:

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    Thank you everyone! I have to say that this was my DH, Hans' idea... credit where due! :D

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