Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sewing Valances











My sister bought a PLAID shower curtain (made of very nice cloth) one day and asked me to make these valances. After a little thought and consideration I finally did figure out how to cut it all apart and then sew the pieces into valances - AND make all the plaids match up... here is the photo the final result! Might I add - I used HER sewing machine (ummm -that would be the sewing machine that she maybe uses 1X a year) with a wobbly pressure foot and an impossible bobbin winder, etc. etc. AND - her ironing method is using a towel on the kitchen counter. Non-quilters don't exactly have the same sewing criterias that quilters do! I also made her another set of curtains (not valances) for her bedroom and those turned out pretty nicely too - but I didn't take a photo. Anyway, just another snippet of some of the projects I've been working on - here and there. Posted by Picasa


12 comments:

Linda_J said...

Way to go, Evelyn! Wondered what you had been up to.

It does not sound like that task was too easy with a stubborn, recalcitrant machine to work with.

Norma said...

You did a very nice job matching up those plaids! .......and to think you did it with less than perfect tools!

Jan Mac said...

They look lovely Evelyn and you have been busy again.

Hanne said...

What a nice thing to do for your sister.

quiltpixie said...

you'd never know that you'd had those challenges when one looks at the valances they look perfect. Way to go!

Bonnie said...

The valances look very professional. Sounds like you had a challenge using her sewing machine.

Dawn said...

They are beautiful! Actually they would look perfect in my bedroom and I need some new ones! Want to send them to me instead!

Patti said...

Very nice Evelyn! Makes me think of the times my daughter has asked me to do a little something at her house when I'm there. I don't think her machine gets used as much as your sister's! The last time I gave up, came home and took my own machine back. I told her not to try using hers until she got it cleaned and serviced!

ForestJane said...

Great job!

Especially on a sewing machine that isn't the one you're used to. :)

Susan said...

Valances look great. Those dining chairs look familiar. Oh, yeah, they are like mine!

cher said...

way to go Evelyn! I hope she was very impressed and happy with them!

Tazzie said...

Hey, great job, those valances look great!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)