In my workroom is a recess that stretches over the stairs; since I moved in a plain white curtain covered all the junk I hid there – but no more! Long inspired by the Vintage Vixen’s patchwork curtains, I have finally got round to making my own and thought I would share how I did it.
I measured the original curtain to determine height and width. I had decided on seven-inch squares as a neither too big or too small, and just divided the curtain measurement by 7 to work out how many squares I needed. In the end it was 6 columns of 15 rows.
I made a seven-inch template and cut out the squares, folding the fabric to cut as many at the same time as I could. I did not add a seam allowance, I was not too fussed about them being 7 inches dead on, all that mattered was they were the same size.
I then laid them out making sure there were no great clashes of colour and pattern.
I then sewed up the fifteen squares to make a column, and then I sewed the columns together.
A simple bit of hemming all round, and the hammering of half a dozen eyelets at the top and voila!
My workroom is very small so it is hard to get a decent picture and annoyingly the lower half will be obscured by a bookcase, but if my entire house isn’t covered in patchwork by the end of the summer I will be astounded. I love it. And nothing says homely and traditional more, and it was far less scary to do than I thought it would be. It took an evening to do the cutting and according to the clocks in the pictures, just a few hours to make up!