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Thread: Why I haven't done a quilt for a while!

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    Super Member dyer804's Avatar
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    A good friend asked me to make curtains for a spare room at her house. It is a huge room that could be used for meetings, parties, etc. She just wanted to duplicate the curtains that the original owners had put up 25 - 30 years ago because they matched the red and white tiles on the floor. She had the room painted and the old curtains were faded. After measuring and calculating, we purchased 13 yards of quarter-inch red and white gingham check for curtains for two windows. Each curtain is 58.5 feet long! This was not "hard" sewing, but definitely time consuming. Thankfully, she was pleased with the result.
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    That was so nice of you! I absolutely detest making curtains!! I am retired from it LOL
    Hope you get back to quilting now :D

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    What a great friend you are and they look wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    That was so nice of you! I absolutely detest making curtains!! I am retired from it LOL
    Hope you get back to quilting now :D
    :thumbup: I went to the floral dept and bought leafy garlands to string up instead of valances when I redid my living/dining rooms!

    Those curtains are adorable though

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    They look great. I agree, you are a good friend.

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    You did a very nice job!!

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    a nice contrast agaisnt the yellow walls

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    Good job!

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    Oh how pretty.

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    Beautiful, great job.

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    I've never seen valances made like that to continue down the sides of the windows! It's kinda cool!! You did a great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammin' Jane
    I've never seen valances made like that to continue down the sides of the windows! It's kinda cool!! You did a great job!
    Neither had I! When she was trying to explain on the phone, I just didn't get it. It took a trip to her house, threading the old ones back on the rod, and holding them up to the window before I got it. The room had been painted and the rods and anchors had been removed so we had to improvise.

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    Very nice! I really like the way they hang :D:D:D

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    What a neat window treatment with the gathers down the sides! You did a great job - all 58.5 feet x 2 !! Now back to quilting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    What a neat window treatment with the gathers down the sides! You did a great job - all 58.5 feet x 2 !! Now back to quilting?
    I hope so. I need to make a protective case for my Ipad before we go on vacation so that's next. Then I better get started on birthday presents for my five best friends with October birthdays. Maybe table toppers.

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    What an awesome job!!! I think she should take you to the local quilt shop and buy you fabric!!!

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    Now that's an idea!

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