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Thread: Making curtains

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    Senior Member LovinMySoldier's Avatar
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    I am making some curtains for a friends little boy. Anyone have any suggestions as to what to use on the back of them so they help keep out the sunlight? She picked out a cotton fabric that she liked. Do you think if I backed them with fleece or flannel it would be enough to darken his room? Any other suggestions? Thanks!

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    they have the rubber like stuff at JoAnns by the yard and because the sun in Arizona is hard on everything I lined my RV Curtains with that. It works on keeping cold and hot out.

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    they actually make room darkening fabric...

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    I just used prewashed muslin it does a good job

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    I haven't made curtains in awhile but I used to line them with a fabric called "Rain No Stain". They held up very well.
    I think they still sell it.
    I hate making curtains! lol :D:D

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    JoAnn's has a lot of different backings to choose from. Get it when it's 50% off. If your confused, ask the women who work in there, that's what they are there for. I have used the Rain no Stain and really like that. One woman asked me to use the room darkening lining and she loves it. There is a thermal but I figured it would catch even more of my cat's fur. They even have white or ivory. I always thought they should have a dark color or dark drapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz
    they have the rubber like stuff at JoAnns by the yard and because the sun in Arizona is hard on everything I lined my RV Curtains with that. It works on keeping cold and hot out.
    Is this stuff used for room darkening or is its original use something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd
    JoAnn's has a lot of different backings to choose from. Get it when it's 50% off. If your confused, ask the women who work in there, that's what they are there for. I have used the Rain no Stain and really like that. One woman asked me to use the room darkening lining and she loves it. There is a thermal but I figured it would catch even more of my cat's fur. They even have white or ivory. I always thought they should have a dark color or dark drapes.
    Thanks! I am headed there tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I just used prewashed muslin it does a good job
    I like this idea. It seems like the cheapest! How well does it work? They aren't looking for blackout just something to darken it up in the early mornings.

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    I hung a pair in my hall way just to see how they hung and it was working quite well to block out a lot of light. I just made the backing 1/2 inch shorter and narrower than the front the people that bought them were pleased They also do not need to worry about fading with muslin

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