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Thread: black out lining for window

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    i have made rod pocket curtains for my grandson and lined them, but they do not block out enough light.
    i am going to make seperate black out lining curtain and put on another rod.
    my question is, do i make them just the width of the window plus a couple inches or make them fuller like the curtains.
    they live 1 1/2hours away and i would like to make them here before i take my grandson back home wed.. he is only 14 mts. old.
    i'm sure this is a dumb question, but any help would be appreciated.
    thanks to everyone in advance.
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    I would just make them a couple inches wider than the window to cover all the light. My husband was a Marine heliocopter pilot and had to sleep some days to fly at night. We used these and it was great.

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    oops double post

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    Redneck here put foil over her windows till I discovered the best sleeping mask in the travel section at walmart :)

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    My DH was on midnights for 18 yrs. I cut the heavy blackout fabric a couple inches larger than the window and used my staple gun and stapled it to the sides of the window frame. Our room was so dark that when I woke up I didn't know if it was day or night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I would just make them a couple inches wider than the window to cover all the light. My husband was a Marine heliocopter pilot and had to sleep some days to fly at night. We used these and it was great.
    Just make them a couple inches wider if you gather them it lets in light. I made them for my daughter because of migraines/ I also have them on the south side window of bedroom to keep the heat out.

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    Are you sure that you want it that dark. Could confuse the internal clock. I am not sure that I would do that definitely don't want to be kept up at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jansquiltn
    Are you sure that you want it that dark. Could confuse the internal clock. I am not sure that I would do that definitely don't want to be kept up at night.
    Have to agree with jansquiltn. I also wouldn't want the child to only be able to sleep in the dark.

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    i thought by putting them on seperate rod she could change it up, open sometimes and closed sometimes. also would help keep out the heat/cold. west side window.
    thanks everyone for your input.

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    thanks for the idea...my wife wants them for all our bedrooms...putting them on adjustable rods...we can use them when we need too or remove them easily

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