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em

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Re: curtains
« Reply #15 on: Feb 15, 2023, 04:59:21 PM »
I would still call them curtains, unless you are thinking those half curtains, which i'd call cafe curtains
Strange that you call them cafe curtains:I know exactly what you mean,a perfect description.

Jacqueline

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Re: curtains
« Reply #16 on: Feb 15, 2023, 06:19:16 PM »
talking of curtains.  I saw some absolutely beautiful curtains in Next but I was horrified to see they were over 300, hmmmppph I want them but I'm not paying that. 


These are the one, they actually look nicer in 'real life' than in the picture.


https://www.next.co.uk/style/st765858/260295#260295





They are lovely looking curtains, you'll live with them for a long time, my curtains last me for years,  so if you like them and could afford them treat yourself. 

I used to make all my own curtains once, usually with sale fabric, huge long windows, lined,  interlined, couldn't do it now, I had five bay windows in my old house cost me a lot a money .  You can't find fabric by the meter so easily now and  the price of fabric these days is frightening especially when you have large windows.  Even places like Dunelm are not cheap for something decent.

 I buy Period Home and English Home glossy magazines, my little treat, you won't get much under 70 a meter just for basic fabrics, the velvets are over 100 a meter in those mags.  Even I am not daft enough to pay that (if I had the money) but they are lovely.

sueboo

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Re: curtains
« Reply #17 on: Feb 15, 2023, 08:32:24 PM »
To cut down on price cheaper fabric can be used for curtains but line and interline them, they will hang so much better.
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Jacqueline

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Re: curtains
« Reply #18 on: Feb 15, 2023, 09:52:00 PM »
To cut down on price cheaper fabric can be used for curtains but line and interline them, they will hang so much better.


Your right there they will.  I lined and interlined my bedroom curtains for the old house in the 1990's, they were two widths of fabric each and about 96" long, and I made one of those pelmets that was shorter in the middle and much longer at the sides with a frill around the bottom, it was quite cheap material but it did look the business, an awful lot of swearing went into those curtains,  in those days I could get down on the floor to cut the fabric out, something I couldn't do now.

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Re: curtains
« Reply #19 on: Jun 09, 2023, 03:48:39 PM »
I bought a pair of machine washable lined curtains, I washed them according to instructions, but the lining were stitched in down the side, and the outer and inner shrunk differently, and didn't look a good shape afterwards.
Had to buy more.

Ruthio

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« Reply #20 on: Jun 13, 2023, 08:10:56 PM »
I think I'd've been inclined to take them back.
I suppose it depends how long you'd had them (thinks about the curtains in this house that haven't been washed for years!!)

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« Reply #21 on: Jun 14, 2023, 08:51:35 AM »
Sometimes just giving curtains a good brush with a soft hand brush and hanging them on the line for a few hours will freshen them up. 
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Sidewinder1944

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Re: curtains
« Reply #22 on: Jun 16, 2023, 02:30:34 PM »
Sometimes just giving curtains a good brush with a soft hand brush and hanging them on the line for a few hours will freshen them up.


I must try doing that with my underpants ;D ;D ;D

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Re: curtains
« Reply #23 on: Jun 16, 2023, 03:28:35 PM »
 :yes: :yes: :yes:
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