Fast Fix Friday: Quick Curtains from Tablecloths
By JenR on February 17, 2012
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While I loved my old drapes, I really needed something that would freshen up the room a bit and give it that "spring" feel. My only problem is that my window is 108 inches wide and my curtain rod is 87 inches high. It takes 4 panels to cover the window. Last time it was almost $200 just for some panels on sale. I thought I would look for some cheap fabric when I got around to it.
I was out shopping and I walked down the linens aisle on a detour. A fabric pattern caught my eye on some tablecloths. A 60 x 102 inch table cloth was only $16! That was less than $70 for all four panels! They gave me not only more than enough width and length, but they were already hemmed at the bottom and finished on the sides! This was a much easier solution than buying fabric and almost cheaper.
I measured how long I wanted the curtains and sewed the top over with a straight stitch to make a rod pocket. Next, I hung them on the rod. It took less than15 minutes and was so incredibly easy. I don't know why I hadn't thought of this before. You could also do no-sew by folding them over and using drapery rod clips. I had tried that at first, but with having a double rod it looked kind of weird with the sheers.
I am so happy with my new curtains. They are a really nice heavy weight cotton and tablecloths are meant to be washed so I know they will launder well. When I want to change them I can just use them as tablecloths again or even make pillows out of them.
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