In the middle of my rearranging I did to my sewing studio I kept looking at the window and thought that I really needed curtains. Then I looked for my window coverings book and couldn’t find it. The thought kept nagging at me anyway so I decided to see if I could find a simple tutorial online for curtain making. I found a good one!
I don’t know why making curtains or other various home dec items (I.E. – pillows) scares the pants off me but it does. I joked on Twitter that I felt more comfortable doing free motion quilting for the first time than to sew up a curtain.
I agonized for about 45 minutes to an hour over which fabric to go with. I even mulled it over with a complete stranger that was also picking some home dec fabrics for a purse she was making. Neither of us went with the suggestion we made for each other. I settled on this fabric and I think it is going to look nice when it is complete:
So far I’ve cut my fabrics and hemmed the sides of one of the panels. That was much easier than I thought! I’ve got the bottom hem pinned so I can sew that when I get home and do the rod pocket for one finished panel. I didn’t do a lining on these since I wanted to keep it simple but I think I could do a lining next time.
I’m going to dig through my stash and find some cute pink fabric to make some tiebacks with buttons.
I finished the binding on my longarm practice sample quilt this weekend! The corgis are already breaking it in. I’m glad it is getting some use now.
I also put away a bunch of fabric that needed to be rolled up onto my mini bolts:
Somehow I ended up with a bunch of wine fabric and panels – I might make a wall hanging with some applique that would be cute in a kitchen. For now it’ll sit with my other panels awaiting to be sewn and quilted. I’m done stashing neutrals for a while! I had to put my oriental fabrics into their own separate bin to make room for all my neutrals that I now own. So that’s it! I’m going on another fabric diet.
Not pictured is a UFO I worked on too – the black floral panel wall hanging. It is quilted now, just need to trim it and bind it. I’m not in love with it at all so it’ll probably go to work with me to hang on a wall I don’t stare at all day.
What did you work on this weekend?