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« on: January 29, 2008 07:24:55 PM »

I use the term "blanket" very loosely... these are really just very, very thick window covers to keep the cold/heat out of my boytoy's bedroom. All he had up over his old, badly sealed windows were some very sheer long curtains over pull-down white shades (the kind that remind me of projector screens from elementary school) so he was in need of crafty girlfriend help! Brr!

Picked out some Kermit the frog-coloured green fleece fabric (closest they had besides Lime) and procured 4 huge old bathtowels that were past their expiration date (no longer fluffy  Sad) and went to work. Sorry no WIP pics. Basically sewed together each side, did a french seam at the bottom with the double towel lining sewn in, seam up the middle and twice more horizontally to keep liner straight then tab top. Did a tiny x stitch on each side at the top to keep the liner perfectly straight. Seem to be working so far! Yay!  (measure roughly 54"x30")

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closeup of top tabs:

Hanging (closest to true color here):

With his dinky store-bought curtains over:


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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008 07:30:45 PM »

That's a really good idea, I need to do something like that my room...the dang windows in my apartment just let the cold and heat in!
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008 07:58:00 PM »

this is a great idea!
my room gets sooooooooooooo hot now in summer (summer in Chile Smiley)

« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008 10:07:25 PM »

Wonderful idea!
I have 100 year old windows and needless to say they are very "air-;eaky."
I could really use something like this.

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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2008 04:27:34 AM »

Um, this is Genius.  I need these, my house is an art deco style from 1922 and so the windows hemorrhage heat plus I work nights and these look great for blackout.  What an invention! Great worK!!

« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2008 05:51:44 AM »

Clever!!  And I kind of like them with the sheers over.  Hmm, which rag bag did I put those old towels in? 
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2008 10:04:26 PM »

Clever. I should do that with some of our windows.
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2008 08:14:06 PM »

That's a good idea. I would do that to the door in my room (It's in the basement.. :|) but we are always going in and out so it wouldn't do much good. Which is irritating because the door down there lets in a ton of cold air in the winter and a ton of hot in summer.   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008 01:14:31 AM »

A fantastic idea and turned out very attractive.  Great idea to keep out the heat and cold! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2008 08:23:02 PM »

Well to repeat the remark. Good Idea Smiley.

My Bf's room totally needs these. We live in AZ! (his window faces the sun all day plus he is an IT guy and has his computers running all day) Cry
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