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Thread: crazy scrappy winow cover

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    crazy scrappy winow cover

    A couple of people have asked about the construction. On this one, I used old phone book pages for the foundation, then pulled them off. I sewed from the center strip outwards on each block. I trimmed for uniformity. Then, I put each block on a piece of Hobbs Thermore batting and sewed over each seam with bright colored thread and fancy stitches. I think those were probably a waste of time, although they certainly made for a very stable block. I then added a border and backed it with a good quality of muslin, which is what I have used for my previous scrappy window covers because I like the glow. Except for the borders, I quilted with SitD on the block-edge seams and a diagonal seam on each block. Thermore has a lot of body, so it does not sag.

    I am doing another which has squares of Thermore as foundation. It is very dense. good quality muslin reflects the light very well. I plan on a pretty black border, and no fancy stitches. I'll quilt with SitD and feathers on the border. DH saw mine and wants one by his recliner. This method works well for a baby or lap quilt, although I would use eye-spy type scraps and a flannel or fleece backing. It is not intended as an heirloom quilt. Another I made with Hobbs 80/20 hung on my window for 10 years before we moved. It had no noticeable damage. I suspect annual washing was more harmful than the sunlight.

    The cat covers pin holes that I did not see until I was quilting.
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    Looks great! Thanks for the tutorial.
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    I made bedroom curtains - when the sun shines in, it looks like Mission - F.L. Wright work. I used natural muslin for the backing, turned it right side out and tacked the fabric together. Turned out fantastic and I used rings to attach to the rod. I love them, first and only time I will do this. Edie
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    Thanks for sharing...

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    I love stained glass and am always looking for an interesting project. My sewing room just has blinds at the moment, but the window is on the north and could use some type of covering. Love your idea.

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    very lovely window cover

    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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