You'll find this post at several Linky Parties. Please check them out for some great ideas.Last fall I bought a used light fixture & painted it, but football season came and it didn't get installed (tongue in cheek). So recently, I'm sitting in Ruby Tuesday admiring their shades on their ceiling hung light fixtures. My "light bulb" came on with an idea to use until I get my "new" light fixture installed. Next day, I'm putting something away and see a piece of Momma's muslin, maybe formerly a feed sack, and things began coming together. I love when that happens.
I first turned on the light for an hour and the glass shade never got warm.
Since I didn't have a good way to measure the shade, I just pinned up the sides of this piece of muslin and slipped it over the shade. I was just winging this as I went.
So I stitched up the selvage edge, folded over the tube about 5 inches short of being half and iron pressed on the fold.
|Laid the string in the fold that was pressed, used the cording foot and a wide, long zigzag over the string.|
Folded it, slipped it back over the shade and pulled the string to gather it at the top, tied it off.
Hope I've caused you to have a brainstorm to turn your "light bulb" on. enJOY.