So, I did get a few things finished over the weekend, one of them I'm going to share with you today...
MaryAnna's Curtains. Lots of Photos...
|The Primary Print. This is a very soft material, almost like a blanket soft, but it is to light to make a blanket from. It is VERY soft, and a nice print, but it would provide very little warmth.|
|After turning it right side out, and pressing it, I started quilting MaryAnna's Curtains. I started with a 1/4" stitch line all around the whole thing to keep the edges clean. I didn't want "Edge Creep", and this step secures the edges very well.|
|The parallel lines on the backside. I was using a new type of thread, so the first few rows of stitching I did, I layed it out and looked a the bottom side to insure that the stitching was acceptable both top and bottom.|
|After completing the rows of stitching at the top to strengthen the part from which it would be hanging, I needed to put in some vertical stitching. So I marked where I wanted stitching with some pins...|
|The mounting hardware. This is the backside of the front and back pieces. I had to cut holes in the curtains and then secure the front and back through the holes...|
|Selecting Zig Zag on my new machine is SO EASY... One button to push. No plastic dials, no opening up the machine, no manually turning the machine to line up the lines on the dials with the gauge in the machine, just push a button!|
|And after sewing the reinforcements, the center hole gets cut out.|
|Then the front side is pushed through the hole to the backside...|
|And the backside is then secured to the front side, completing the process. Repeat 7 more times...|
|I alternated the three sided shape so every other one is pointing up and every other one is pointing down.|
|So, I am almost embarrassed to say, but for the past two months, this has been MaryAnna's window...|
|And THIS is her window NOW. I was a little skeptical about her fabric choice, but I think it works well.|
|Close up of the curtain and rod.|
MaryAnna is happy with her new curtains, and that makes me happy. She is still a little "weirded out" by having a Dad who sews, but she is beginning to like the idea of having things made for her. She recently picked out a shawl type thing that I am going to try to make for her. I've never done clothing before. Costumes, curtains, table runners, quilts, no problem... Clothes for some reason scare the heck out of me!
Until Next Time,