Curtains for Baby's room

Sometimes browsing online while your husband is working late pays off. I found this adorable Poky Little Puppy fabric. I would like to make curtains with it for the nursery. Only two problems to solve first: (1) Which pattern should I choose? and (2) How in the world do I make curtains?

Which one do you like best?

On an unrelated note, I'm gathering ideas for a twin-size quilt for Tiger Lily. Also curtains for downstairs. Are there any (simple) quilt patterns or fabrics that you love? I need ideas.


  1. Oh my gracious.. that fabric is so precious it's just not right. Seriously now, how in the name of all that's good am I supposed to resist buying myself several yards of such unadulterated adorable-ness??? *resist* Diane *resist*

    As for you and your baby's room, I vote for the brighter colored print... since you don't have to resist and all. And curtains are the easiest thing in the world to make, just a few straight seams or maybe a wee bit more finagling depending on the style you choose. There are patterns galore available... or even better yet, I'm sure you could find some good tutorials online!

  2. yes yes yes. online tutorials are a good bet! and curtains are pretty simple....depending on what you are wanting. is it poss. that someone in your rs would know how to make curtains?

    mrs. m, you have to know that right now, this very exact min, i am singing the poky little puppy song in my head! hehehehe....where in the world is the poky little puppy.....
    i vote for the yellow? colored one. more colors.
    enjoy your day. mercy

  3. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the second pattern. Love the colors. I wish I could tell you how to make curtains. I am still learning how to sew a button on. :)

  4. I am loving the fabric! I'm leaning towards the brighter colored stuff myself; but we adore big, bright colors here in our house.

    Good job to you for all the sewing with such little ones about...I'm amazed by anyone with kids under one who get anything done because I still haven't really figured out how to do any of that. Ha ha.

    Curtains are easy...and there's stuff online to easily show you how. Or just take down a pair of drapes you already have and study how they were constructed. Happy sewing!

  5. I'm not very talented when it comes to quilting and a friend clued me into the "Buggy Barn" quilts. You can find the books at any quilt store. It's my kind of quilting, all straight lines and they turn out darling!


  6. Make curtains:
    Sew hems on all four sides. Make the top hem bigger so it fits through the rod. That's the easy way out, anyway, or you can buy a pattern that will teach you more frill.
    You asked me to let you know how my compost bin is going. It seeme like every time I put food scraps in there, they only take but a few days to decompose!!! I don't know if it's the right time of year or what.

  7. One of my favorite simple quilt patterns is by Amy Butler-there's no matching seams so it really doesn't need to be perfect (easy!). And the pattern is free. You can find it here: http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/mainmenu.php Click on free patterns, then sewing patterns. It's a little over halfway down the menu- "Amy's Lotus Brick Path Quilt". The quilt measures 72x72 (most twins are 64x88) so you would just have to add a few more blocks to your row.
    I've made blankies for each of my girls with this pattern-I binded the quilts instead of finishing them as the pattern suggests-using this tutorial from Heather Bailey. http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/photos/continuous_quiltbinding/index.html

    Have fun!