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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Kate's Quick and Easy Curtains

A few years ago there was a great sale on duvet (quilt) covers so I bought two super-king size ones in a pleasant fabric.
Yesterday I sewed some curtain hook tape across the top of each one and voila! Instant lined curtains.
Now I just need to pop out for a couple of corded tie-backs and a pair of brass hooks and we will be very genteel in the lounge.








14 comments:

  1. What a great idea. They look good!

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  2. I do not usually picture you as the domestic type, but you have done yourself proud!

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  3. Thank you ladies and gentleman. I should have mentioned that the buttoned opening is best downwards, as it takes up any discrepancy in the final lengths of the curtains and linings, if you see what I mean. Luckily, if there is a pattern, it has usually been oriented to the pillow end up, anyway.

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  4. Robert, re. Domesticity, I also covered my diningroom chairs too:
    http://delphine-angua.blogspot.co.nz/2013/11/recovering-dining-chairs-as-easy-as-1-2.html

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  5. All our curtains were white Indian bedspreads (with tassels).

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    1. Oh, that sounds very nice Cro.

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    2. I have just realised as I wrote those words that MY white Indian bedspread is on the settee. And that I was sitting on it. Tassels and all.

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    3. Impeccable taste you have!

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  6. What a superb idea and such a good colour combination (but then one would expect that from you after all).

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  7. The curtains are very nice - What I think is exquisite is the solid brass window opening ensemble - I love the little curly bits on the window handle openers.

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  8. What a great tip. I can manage sewing curtain tape, but linings just seemed too complicated for me, so I shall copy you, I think!

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  9. Thanks Helsie, GB.
    Alden, they ARE nice, aren't they? They were here when we arrived. There are lots of nice brass & etc. bits and pieces in this house.
    Rachel, I agree. Much better to let someone else do the linings.

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