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    Help with curtains

    Not sure if this is the place to post this but here goes. I have 9 windows of white curtains, pretty blah looking.
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    I am am wanting to use the following fabric to make some kind of insert in them. Don't have enough to do it any bigger.

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    Does anyone have any suggestions, on how to go about doing this please, cause I sure don't.
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    How about making a trim at the top of the drapes....something about 6-8" wide or as much as you can allow, sewn directly onto the current drape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    How about making a trim at the top of the drapes....something about 6-8" wide or as much as you can allow, sewn directly onto the current drape.
    Hmmm that sounds good Jan
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    Could you add a strip to the center edge of each panel and then make tie backs.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    How about a big curved tie-back, and I line of trim down the inside edge.
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    How about if you make a covered cornice board (with fabric & a little batting) to mount on the wall at the top, that covers the top of the drapes, and then make tie backs & matching pillows for the sofa or bed (not sure what room these are in) with what's left?

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    First site has a great and very simple idea. Looks sharp in the pictures.

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    Wash and dry this fabric before you get started. It shrinks close to 2 inches on width and the lose to ravel on the length was even worse. You will have to do a closed seam like on a pair of jeans. I did a project in the red print and the 6 yds I bought that should have been more than enough was'nt- I had to get another 1 1/2 yrds to finish. But on the good side the red did not bleed.

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    OMG I purchased all of the material they had it was close to 12 yards, sure hope it doesn't shrink to much or I am in trouble. Will have to rework this to see what I can do now. Thinking of leaving a band of the white at top and then just adding the floral to it on the bottom. Thankfully the curtains are only 64" long so that will help.
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