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Message Board > Home Dec. Sewing > Can quilting fabric be used for curtains? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Date: 8/19/12 2:57 PM

Having looked around at curtain fabric for a good while now, so far I have not seen anything I liked, or anything that was even close to what I want. They all seem boring and meaningless. So I was wondering if it's possible to use quilting fabric? If it were interlined?

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Date: 8/19/12 3:18 PM

I have curtains I made from Hoffman's cotton prints in this very room. I also made a set of nice bedroom curtains from navy blue batik-like bamboo print fabric, just panels that I hung on those clip circle hook things and ran the curtain panels on a nice black rod with nice modern hardware. Oh I loved those.

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Date: 8/19/12 3:52 PM

You can line if you wish. This may reduce sun fade.

Be sure the lining fabric is compatible with the cotton in that both are washable.

Pre-wash so to help eliminate possible shrinkage after the curtains are sewn, and then washed during house cleaning.........if anyone cleans the entire house at any certain time of the year anymore!

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Date: 8/19/12 4:07 PM

You can make curtains out of anything you want. My sister whipped up adorable kitchen curtains using 4 cute fruit-embroidered kitchen towels she found in the Dollar Store! I don't think she even sewed a rod casing on them -- just tacked a coupla plastic rings on the top.

I've also seen curtains made from rattan placemats: same thing -- just add rings and they look like bamboo or grass panels over the windows.

I was looking for pics and found this over-the-top example. Heck, the brooms alone had to cost $80 and can you imagine how greasy and dusty they get? Yich!






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Date: 8/19/12 4:18 PM

I made these valances out of a King sized pillowcase for my Niece's flaming kitchen.

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Date: 8/19/12 4:28 PM

OK, thanks, this is inspiring! We already have detachable blackout lining, which would be behind the curtain and lining, so it should be OK. The blackout lining helps with both light, and keeps the room warmer in the winter...

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Date: 8/19/12 7:56 PM

I think the quilting cotton dye - at least in the good quality stuff - is designed to resist fading from light sources, so it seems to me it would be a pretty good choice.

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Date: 8/22/12 12:22 PM

My MIL made window valances out of sheets that matched the bedding.

I once made window curtains out of quilting cotton and the drawback I noticed was that the material was so lightweight, it didn't drape properly. But no matter, we were newlyweds, and I had just made curtains for my very first home as a new wife.

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Date: 8/22/12 12:28 PM

I have cafe curtains on my kitchen window that I made. from quilting cotton. The fabric hasn't faded but they don't get direct sunlight either.

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Date: 8/22/12 12:34 PM

In my early marriage days--made curtains out of sheets to match bedding, made curtains out of towels and appliqued our initial on them. (the towels were great for the old, drafty homes we lived in). Currently I am using a vintage, white, reversible, organza apron for a "cafe' curtain" in our kitchen. The latter because I was lazy and didn't feel like making two sets of curtains right away, but I like it. Current curtains have lasted for-ev-er, and are homespun gingham-type which I serged.
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