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Quilts for the Windows! Warm Windows = Warm House November 10, 2009

Posted by Sindy in Sewing, Weekend Project(s).
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Windows are cold! Period! You only need to touch them on a cold day to figure that out. In fact, if you look at any thermal image of a house (like the one pictured), you’ll see that they’re the coldest thing in your house! (They let the heat out and the cold in.)

Introducing quilted curtains! Think about it. You put quilts on your bed to keep you warm. Some people put quilts on their walls too (that’s why castles have a bunch of tapestries). And besides, you already put sheets on your windows in the form of curtains, so why not?

Now, you could just take a quilt out of your linen closet and tack it up against your window, but then you couldn’t look out your window, and then what’s the use of having a window? That’s where the idea of quilted curtains comes in.

And of course, we’re DIYers, right? So I found a site called The Warm Company that will teach us how to make these quilted curtains that we can easily open if we want to, plus they have all the hardware you need to make them (except the quilted fabric, which is the DIY part). And they look so decorative too! (You can make them look like decorative curtains instead of quilts tacked up.)

That’s it! I’m going to make some for my house!



1. Ruby Dabling - November 10, 2009

What a fantastic idea! Living in an area where it seems that winter lasts for nine months out of the year, and being on a budget that forces me to keep the heat lower than I like it, this is an idea that I’m going to give a try. It doesn’t hurt, either, that I enjoy quilting and will be able to show off some of my sparse talents.

Thanks for this post!

Sindy - November 10, 2009

You’re very welcome. Glad I could help.

If you do try it, let me know how it turns out.

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