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#31 of 39 Old 11-04-2006, 08:37 AM
 
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I never did do the window thing last year. We did buy the poly plastic and some double sided tape, but never got it up. Maybe this year. As much as I dislike plastic, and the fact that once it's up there, it's up there, I like the idea of light coming through. Will miss the window ledges though.
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We hang blankets and quilts over windows using the plastic clips out of hardware dept....they are hinged usually black with orange tips, I found som colored ones at sears.

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...if you use hot glue DO NOT put inthe dryer (might be ok if you have a high temp gun)

How about a warm robe for everyone?
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I LOVE this thread! I made a fleece cover for our non- working fire place last year and it makes a huge difference! Now if I can just get around to making the window coverings!

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i may have to make some window blankets....
oh the hot gule works awesome on slippers

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I don't think hot glue will work. It peels off of fabric easily.

This is a cool thread though and has some great ideas.
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I don't think hot glue will work. It peels off of fabric easily.
I *think* a good quality glue or gluegun can help this (don't quote me on that, though!). Also, if you are using this on a knitted "fabric" rather than a woven one, it will probably adhere better.


We are doing the plastic over the windows (with the blinds pulled up all the way open first) and I am just finishing plain ole' curtains. We have a curtain rod up in front of our sunroom (a big arched opening off the dining room) and have had 2 flat bed sheets up there for the past year or so. The temperature difference on either side of the sheet is amazing -- I cannot believe thin sheets make such a difference! We're also putting up a curtain over the arch in our entryway -- our door is original to the house (almost 100 years old) and is ridiculously drafty.
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When I was growing our family had a door snake that lived in front of our door - very cool! I need to make retractable window blankies. We only have 5 windows on the south of our house and I want them open during the day . Need to figure out a way to retract them...
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When I was growing our family had a door snake that lived in front of our door - very cool! I need to make retractable window blankies. We only have 5 windows on the south of our house and I want them open during the day . Need to figure out a way to retract them...
You could make them like romanshades, it is alot of work though. I was making insulated roman shades for our windows and my husband got impatient and ordered honeycomb shades : .

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You could make them like romanshades, it is alot of work though. I was making insulated roman shades for our windows and my husband got impatient and ordered honeycomb shades : .
Thay was my thought too, but it does sound tricky!
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