Have you ever noticed window treatments for sale at a thrift store? Rarely do they fit your style and window size, much less your room decor colors needed. However, it is possible to find fabric at the thrift store for making your own window treatments. Before you get grossed out by purchasing things from some unknown person, remember: Lysol spray is your friend! 😉
For starters, go to the section with bedding – bed skirts and spreads, sheets, coverlets, etc.
That is likely the section where you’ll find other things related mixed among them. We southern women tend to like anything with Magnolias. This inexpensive piece of fabric could be used for a valance or a table topper or skirt. Tailored skirts require very little fabric! (See Tailored Table Skirt – Easy 2-Seam DIY.)
Next is another piece that’s a similar size. I don’t remember if this is a sheet, but it had a heavier weight than a sheet. It would be perfect for making a table topper (Corded Table Topper) – or a skirt. I also see a fresh and clean Ruffled Shower Curtain with this piece.
This piece is similar but with a bonus – bullion fringe!
Any fringe is an awesome find. This next one is a valance with ball tassel fringe. If the colors are right for your home, you might be able to adapt the valance. You can always use it for pillows! If all else fails, remove the fringe for use later on a pillow (Sew Easy Fringed Pillow) or table topper (Fringed Table Topper DIY) .
If you don’t like purple curtain panels, the grommets alone are worth more than the price of the panels. Simply remove and save for later!
In the sheet section, this flannel queen size is large enough for a winter-time change for a Body Pillow Sham and/or to make a winter themed Table Cloth With a Professional Finish. An excellent fabric choice for $3.98!
These plaids arrived on the market over twenty years ago but are still rather popular.
Diamonds are as timeless as many plaids and stripes. Great for a girl’s room!
This one reminded me of a former shower curtain I made for ID Diva’s bathroom.
I nearly brought this next one home. I’m on a huge orange kick right now. The price on this Queen flat sheet with two pillow cases was !15.00. I would have paid that for an entire queen set, but the fitted sheet somehow was separated from the set (and I looked everywhere for it). The feel of this sheet was a dream!
I hope you stumble upon a grouping of quilts! These make wonderful throws, table cloths, and table skirts. For a skirt, simply throw a quilt over a small table and turn the corners under for a puddled effect. Use a quilt for a single curtain panel by clipping it to rings spread across a pole and swooping the panel to one side. It’s so warm and homey! Charming and easy, too!
That about covers it! Did you get a new idea or two?
I hope you have a fun Halloween tomorrow and give out/eat lots of candy. 😉