Super-Quick and Easy Curtains

“At night, when the curtains are drawn,

and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.”

– E.M. Forster-

I know two little boys who have a new house. And, new bedrooms with new windows. When all is said and done they will have a place for their books and a little lamp to read them by.

Their mother knew exactly what she wanted in the windows. Very full curtains which fit nicely within the window frame on a tension rod.

Would I make the curtains? I clapped my hands. We measured.

Off we went to the fabric store. Up and down the aisles. I oohed and aahed over dinosaurs and fabric with spaceships and geometric patterns. Stripes and dots and buffalo.

She wanted plain. And boyish. And primary colors. And not too dark. And easy to open and close.



She chose a tiny gingham check woven into wonderful cotton. One bedroom gets red and the other blue. One room has two windows and the other, one.

She said they were perfect. Exactly what she had in mind. I was pleased because it is scary to try to read another’s mind.

Just a hint about making curtains. Measure carefully so that the curtains are the same. Same distance from the top to the bottom. Same distance from the top to the stitching over the curtain rod. The yardstick was always in my hand.  Each curtain is double the width of the window so that even when they are closed, they are still full.


 And, when you are finished,

iron the curtains using Magic Spray Sizing for a crisp and perfect look.

“It’s curtains for you.”

-Old Saying-

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