Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Quilter's Christmas Lights
I was asked last week to provide some pictures of what I was going to do with the string of white lights and purple fabrics.
I currently have a string of lights in the doublewide door frame between my living and dining rooms. They add such a perfect glow when all the other lights are turned down but this string is made with homespun type fabrics and that's just no longer my style. BTW - they are hung with 3 tiny clear command strips. Because they are clear I leave them up all year and don't have to look for them again and again :)
It all starts by snipping the edge of the fabric at 1" intervals and then tearing the strips apart. They may get wider at the other end which adds variety. There is also no need to straighten the edges if the quilt store didn't cut your fabric straight.
Cut your strips into 7 or 8" long chunks and then tie them on to the string of lights. My lights were not evenly spaced so the number of strips will depend on the space available. Mine was probably 4 or 5 per space. This is the boring part bur good for watching all those holiday movies I hear are on TV this time of year...
Apparently last year I had intended to make a string of lights with red fabric since I found a gorgeous TOT red in the bag with the new lights. Guess I better get on that one as well since it would also work for Valentines. I like to have lights up as long as possible....gotta love that soft glow!
Feel free to use scraps, holiday prints, etc. Wouldn't white on White be pretty against colored moldings? What kid wouldn't want to get up on his birthday and have a string of lights in his favorite color or to match a new quilt to celebrate?!?!