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Friday, January 13, 2012

It is curtains for me!

I managed to get one more tumbler panel sewn into rows today and then have laid out the fourth.  I am really loving these colours.
I have a whole underbed storage tub full of old cream cotton curtains.   These are my cafe curtains from when we lived in Darien CT.  The entire downstairs windows had these curtains and we took them with us when we moved.  It is obvious that we will never use them again and I had forgotten all about them until earlier this week when my hubby and I were cleaning out the garage.
Now I am slowly cutting them up.  I might look at the bigger curtains for lining laundry bags.  I need to wash one panel first to see what it is like without all the starch  it current contains but the valances are too small for that.  Those I am cutting up to 3 1/2"   and 2 1/2" squares.  I am combining them with my scrappy squares in two ways and then I plan to put them all together in two ways - a coloured star with cream background
And coloured background with cream points.  
I am not quite committed to using both types of stars together.  I may make two quilts.  I will decide once I get lots more stars completed.  This will be a project I pick up when I just need a break and want to do something simple.

Till next time............happy stitching!


  1. Great way to recycle those curtain panels into quilts. I like the look of both stars.

  2. Those stars are calling me again.You might like them together once you make more.

  3. What a fabulous way to recyle your old curtains. Your star blocks will look gorgeous as a quilt.

  4. Recycle, reuse---------they should make great laundry bags also. I'm sure you will find a use for every bit of that fabric.

  5. I'm all for recycling! I love the stars. I think they will be great together, but you will know for sure when you make more.

  6. Love the idea of using your curtains for quilt blocks. Genius.

  7. Terrific, you would never know that they used to be curtains.


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