Monday, March 27, 2023

How to Make Blackout Curtains

Custom curtains are very expensive. I researched on what kind of fabric I should use to make blackout curtains since it could get scorching hot during the summer. I bought Philipps curtain fabric at PhP99 per yard and lace embroider fabric at PhP95 per yard. It just cost me PhP2,500 to make a set for our living room since labor is free. 

Here's how I made it:

Step 1: Cut fabric based on the measurements. Make sure to add 16 centimeters to the length of your window.

Step 2: Fold in 3 centimeters across all sides. Iron, then sew.

Step 3: Fold in 10 centimeters from the top. Iron then sew.

*You can optionally add a "frill on top" if you wish, just add 21 centimeters to the length. 

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Harry Potter Lap Quilt

Before I left Singapore, I made a mad dash to make some lap quilts for my friends. I knew one was a Harry Potter fan, so I thought I'd make one for him. I used solid fabric colors to complement the design. I just used simple shapes to make it easier for me to finish the quilt. Managed to finish it a few days before we went home. 

My friend said, Lily his pet dog, immediately commandeered the blanket as soon as she saw it. She looked so cute on it, that's why I asked permission if I could use her photos for this post. I'm glad they liked it, yay!

Here's a short video on how I made the lap quilt:


Harry Potter fabric
solid colors fabric
backing fabric
lots of pins and clips

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Huge Appliance Quilt Cover

My doctor required me to have my own oxygen concentrator. I didn't expect it to be so big! I don't use it often, so thought it would be good to keep it covered. I took it as an opportunity to make a new quilt project. 

I was raring to finish my t-shirt memory quilt at that time, so wanted to quickly finish the cover for my huge appliance. I used my favorite rainbow colored fabric and just cut it in squares for easy piecing. My measurement for the size was wrong, so I just added a black strip to make the cover a bit bigger.

Like the food processor cover I made, I decided to add pockets. In case of emergency it would be useful to have the components of the O2 concentrator accessible. It took me less than two weeks working on this project off and on. My favorite part was quilting. The difficult part was getting the measurements right and binding the whole project together. It got quite heavy. 

Here's a tutorial video on how I made it:


Rainbow fabric, cut into squares

black fabric for the base and binding

backing fabric



lots of pins and clips