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Patchwork curtains!

Today I finished the biggest project I've ever done! I made patchwork quilts to put over my boring white curtains.

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Bonus picture of my kitty Smokey being cute helping me pin:

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I'm really excited! I think they're supercute, and I'm proud of myself for finishing such a big project. They're not perfect but I'm ok with that.

And and and, I had two things happen that will make sewing infinitely less frustrating for me. I've been more careful about how I'm threading my machine, especially threading it with the presser foot up, and since I've been doing that I haven't had the problem with thread bunching up on the underside of the fabric, which was the source of like 99% of the problems with my machine. Then the other thing is I've been having a problem with the feed dogs not working but I figured out what that was too (I don't want to say what the problem was cos it's so simple I'm embarrassed to admit it!). So now I'm not having to pull the fabric through myself and it's so much easier and my seams are so much straighter!

So now that I can sew without tons of frustration I want to SEW ALL THE THINGS. I have a project that's a dress from a vintage pattern that I've been in the middle of forever so first I'm gonna finish that, and I have tons more patterns (I used to get them from a local thrift store, which has sadly since closed) and tons more ideas and oh my god sewing is so much fun!!!

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lavenderspark
Oct. 15th, 2016 12:43 pm (UTC)
Yay!

They look nice!
slfcllednowhere
Oct. 25th, 2016 06:17 am (UTC)
Thank you!
spiderbabyx
Oct. 15th, 2016 01:57 pm (UTC)
I love this! How did you do it?
slfcllednowhere
Oct. 25th, 2016 06:17 am (UTC)
Thanks! I measured the curtains and decided how big I wanted each square to be, and then I made a cardstock square that size and traced it onto each piece of fabric. Then I sewed the squares together and then sewed the finished thing onto the curtains. It was pretty easy.
ellinoora
Oct. 16th, 2016 06:59 am (UTC)

they look amazing 😊

slfcllednowhere
Oct. 25th, 2016 06:15 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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