I saw this picture on another blog recently, as an example of kitchen decor. I totally fell in love with the curtains. I immediately went treasure hunting and bought several vintage hankies. The problem is, they're all different sizes! Then I realized that this is yardage, it's not individual hankies sewed together. Any suggestions how I can accomplish something like this? I REALLY want these curtains.
counting my blessings....and my hankies.....Sunny
I LOVE that colorful kitchen. The curtains are so cute.. maybe you could piece your hankies together and use a white solid to put borders on the smaller ones to bring them all to the same size? Or just search for the yardage.ha!ReplyDelete
Such a fun cheerful kitchen! Like Kelli said, you just need to use some white yardage to make each hankie the same size. You could fuse the hankie to fabric or sew strips to the smaller ones, but that would be a ton of measuring. Did you see this yardage http://www.homealamode.com/littlehankiespatchwork42fabric.aspxReplyDelete
Good luck! Hope this helps a little bit.
Yep I think both girls have given the some advice as I would have. So go Sunny.ReplyDelete
Same advice here, and I think it would be even more darling with real hankies! Wow I love that kitchen!ReplyDelete
I'd also go with the real hankies and if you can find some thinner linen to use as the spacer for those smaller hankies I think it would look wonderful or even lace to make them a little larger .Good luck and hope you share your new curtains when you get them made. hugsReplyDelete
I love your new blog look! How did you get those tabs at the top? I have been trying to figure that out for a week now.ReplyDelete
Cute curtains but I think everyone else has helped with that problem!
If I remember correctly that was fabric awhile back, maybe by Lakehouse? Maybe what you need to do is frame the hankies with white fabric to get the sizes you needReplyDelete
I don't have any advice, but I love that fabric, too! I hope you can pull it off and when you do, let us see!!!ReplyDelete
Those are adorable curtains. Is there a way to make the hankies the same size maybe? Like adding borders or something.ReplyDelete
What a bright and cheery kitchen! Could you maybe add in some filler spaces and use the hankies you got? I'm thinking that would be even more cute than the original!ReplyDelete
I made a beautiful vintage handkerchief quilt some years ago by machine appliqueing the handkerchiefs on a solid white fabric. Simply cut your curtains the size you want and lay your handkerchiefs out on it in a way that is pleasing to you. If they are very fragile you might have to do a hand stitch but I was able to do a simple zig zag. blessings, marleneReplyDelete
They are adorable, Sunny! I think adding white around the hankies is a fabulous idea or look for yardage. Wish I could be more helpful.ReplyDelete
Hi Sunny I posted a comment earlier ,but it didn't stick for some reason I was explaining to my hubby about your problem, and I had suggested to put a white border to bring them the same size ,then I went home and thought about it during siesta time and I had come to ;the conclusion that I agree with Marlene to get a curtain and stich them on there and walla I think I will do that one day I have some vintage hankies.ReplyDelete
What a fun kitchen! Good luck in your search!ReplyDelete
instead of all that piecing...why not applique the hankies to a solid white or calico print.ReplyDelete
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What a great kitchen and I also love the curtains ...advice same as all the other comments so won't repeat it all.... I have also had problems commenting not only on your blog but all blogs have worked it out now though ... when you are signed in don't tick the keep me signed in box .. hope this helps someone else if they read your comments..ReplyDelete
Great curtains, but I really like the table, chairs and bench combination.ReplyDelete
I love that picture; such a happy kitchen. I agree with everyone else that adding some white would help. If that doesn't make the panels large enough you could do a white border, followed by one that reads the color of a solid in the hankie and then white again. I can't wait to see yours when you are finished.ReplyDelete