Free Stuff Friday!

Enter to win your own copy of Fun & Fabulous Curtains to Sew: 15 Easy Designs for the Complete Beginner by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader from Lark Books. curtains 285x300 Free Stuff Friday!

Answer the following questions in the comments section to be entered to win:

Have you ever sewn curtains before?

Post your answer by 9 AM ET on Monday, when we’ll announce the winner. Good luck!

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140 Responses to Free Stuff Friday!

  1. Cynthia Hickerson says:

    I have sewn curtains a few times, both for myself and other family members. I currently have the fabric to finish the window coverings for my bedroom. :-) Now I just need a little time.

  2. Nan says:

    Yes a few times. They’re easy and fun to make.

  3. sheila smith says:

    yes ive mafe curtains many timrs over the years

  4. Sandra Chavez says:

    Curtains were the first thing I made to make our little 10×52 trailer home warm and comfy the first year I was married in 1974. I have also made nursery room and bedroom curtains. I would love to learn new tricks and styles for future windows from this great little book.

  5. Jeanne Redshaw says:

    I live to make curtains and often personalize the parsonages that I live in with my own creations. I just got through hanging some that I made a few years ago in the kitchen of this parsonage.They look great! I only had to alter one set of them to make them fit. Next project is for my sewing studio. I have great sewing fabric but could use some new ideas for making them!

  6. Kathy Hertzog says:

    I have not, but I don’t know why, it seems easy.

  7. Loretta T says:

    Yes, a very nice way to get just what you what is to make them yourself.

  8. Andrea Booz says:

    Not yet, but I’ve been looking at ideas! This book looks like something I would use over and over.

  9. I’m in the process of making curtains for my daughter and have an idea for my fabric mini blinds.

  10. Lisa N says:

    I have only modified curtains I bought. I do plan to make curtains and do need to learn how to make them! I have a room that has 3 big windows that need the curtains changed! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  11. Barbara Robinson says:

    Yes. I have made pleated drapes, tab top curtains, window scarves and roman shades.

  12. Bonnie Mack says:

    lots but the biggest challenge is ahead. I’m making roman shades for a sunroom! 12 of them!!

  13. kathleen Barron says:

    I’ve never made curtains but would love to shake up this house a little with some new decor…I would be so proud to make them myself!

  14. Paula Gaulin says:

    just made my first pair for my new sewing room

  15. Beth says:

    Oh yes, many times. I tell people over and over that is when sewing really pays off. You can make awesome custom made curtains that would cost a fortune to buy. Would sure love a new curtain book: my Sunset book is a little dated!

  16. Eileen says:

    Yes, many times! Pleated drapes, cafe with brass rings, standard gathered onto a rod, tab top. A very fun and creative way to change the look of your decor.

  17. Kara H says:

    Yes! It is easier to get exactly what I want by making curtains myself. :)

  18. Melanie Wolfe says:

    Yes, many times. I have had great success and some terrible flops!

  19. Patty Chambers says:

    Yes, quite a few. Need to make more!

  20. Judy Ptak says:

    Yes, of course. Long ones and short ones.

  21. Nancy Shelton says:

    Yes,I made most of the curtains in my home!

  22. Patricia Jacobs says:

    Yes, I have! It was nice to have the perfect look for the room AND no one else would have the exact same look!!

  23. Fawn says:

    Yes, I have sewn the kind with tabs across the top.

  24. Natalya Hoak says:

    No, but I have bought several patterns which I ended up never starting because they were too hard :(

  25. Kim says:

    Yes I have and love doing it. I have 4 grandkids with each having their own unique tastes. It was nice to take each one to pick out fabric to make curtains for their bedrooms. Special times together that you treasure as a gramma.

  26. Yes, I have made curtains for both my girls and myself. I am looking for new ideas for my bay window. I could really use this book

  27. Susan Novak says:

    Many years ago I sewed curtains for my young children out of bed sheets.

  28. Mardi says:

    Many times–mostly rod-pocket cafe’s. Such a simple way to spiff up a home and way cheaper than store-bought ones plus you can pick exactly the perfect fabric. So much fun!

  29. Linda says:

    Yes, many times and I’m needing to make some more. I need some new ideas!

  30. Gina says:

    Yep, but no cute ones. Just plain old boring beige ones.

  31. Sandy Marshall says:

    Yes I sew most of my curtains. The ones in the store are boring. I can pick any color or design and make fabulous curtains.

  32. Krystal Bennett says:

    Yes, but they didn’t turn out very well, lol.

  33. Jenice Jones says:

    Yes, I’ve sewn curtains before but I’m always up for new ideas!

  34. Múriel Fernández says:

    I have made a couple of panels. They we’re crooked!

  35. Carine Williams says:

    I have never tried, but some look like they might be easy to do.

  36. Erma says:

    Yes, I have made curtains and I am needing to make some for my bathroom.

  37. Cathy says:

    I have made most of my curtains in my 32 years of marriage. Because I can get the exact look I want!

  38. Kathy P. says:

    I know I have altered store bought curtains, but can’t remember if I have made them from “scratch”. I have windows that need some sort of window treatment. I want to try my hand at making sheer scarves or valances.

  39. eileen holmes says:

    of course i have!

  40. Rhonda Jarvis says:

    Love to sew and make curtains. Would love some newer ideas!!!

  41. joyce person says:

    Love to sew curtains and showers curtains.

  42. Mary Lou says:

    Yes, I have made curtains. My most recent is my bathroom curtains in which I machine embroidered fall leaves on them.

  43. Nancy Robinson says:

    Many years ago I made a curtain for an open closet. It was patchwork, like a quilt.

  44. Su says:

    No, I haven’t sewn any curtains yet, but they’re on my list of things to do!

  45. Helen Davis says:

    I made curtains for my bedroom several years ago and the curtains for the dining room and then the guest bedroom. I recently moved and will look forward to making curtains again.

  46. Heather O says:

    No, but I really want to learn how. I just moved into an apartment with odd size windows. This is my perfect opportunity!

  47. Linda Galligher says:

    I have made valances for my kitchen and bathroom. I have always wanted to try different styles but I keep putting them off.

  48. Linda T says:

    Oh yes, I have sewn several curtains in my time and need to sew a couple more but haven’t gotten around to it. I would love to have this book.

  49. Evelyn says:

    Yes, many times, and it’s time to make some more.

  50. Ann says:

    I have made many curtain and valances, but have gotten to the age where it is difficult to crawl on the floor to make long curtains. I would love to know an easy way to measure and make curtains. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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