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Thread: I finished my daughters drapes!

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    I'm so excited! I finished my daughters drapes that she's been waiting for about 2 weeks now :oops: I didn't wash the fabric 1st because they have little sparkle stickers on them that would have come off for sure :roll: and that's the whole reason she liked that fabric :lol: so I hope I never have to wash them. :lol:

    I can't seem to get the bottom to be the same length between the 2 panels. I put both of them on the rod and then pinned them across the bottom and tried to get them the same length and they aren't hanging even. Is there any trick to that I can learn? Other then that they look pretty good :) She loves them so I guess that's all that matters right?

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    looks just fine to me, who alse would notice them?

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    Those are really pretty and the kids are adorable. :)

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    I think they're really cute!!!...and your daughter seems to loooovvvveeee them. You don't really notice any difference when they're pulled back. :) Beckie

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    Pretty girlie drapes and beautiful children:)

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    thanks so much everyone! I love this board... everyone is so supportive of others efforts and it seems like you all really understand how hard it is to make stuff like this (for a newbie anyway) LOL and appreciate the effort. Thanks so much! :)

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    The girls are much prettier than the drapes and the drapes are gorgeous! I have NEVER been able to make curtain sets even. I think there is a trick that you measure up from the floor but I'm not sure about that. I just pulled them back and nobody saw them closed except me and my family!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    The girls are much prettier than the drapes and the drapes are gorgeous! I have NEVER been able to make curtain sets even. I think there is a trick that you measure up from the floor but I'm not sure about that. I just pulled them back and nobody saw them closed except me and my family!
    oh that makes sense I bet that's what you are supposed to do! oh well, next is spongebob for Logans room and i'll see if i can get those more even, if not we will love them anyway :) Thank you!

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    Did you put the panels back on the same sides as they were when you measured? If not, maybe your rod is a little uneven. Maybe switch the panels and see if that helps.

    It's not noticable enough (at least from the pictures) to worry about really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    The girls are much prettier than the drapes and the drapes are gorgeous! I have NEVER been able to make curtain sets even. I think there is a trick that you measure up from the floor but I'm not sure about that. I just pulled them back and nobody saw them closed except me and my family!
    Me too! Never able to get pairs of panels to hang exactly the same. I always blamed it on living in an old house!

    Those are cute, cute kids and great curtains. Don't stress!

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    Love your drapes. My DGD would love them too. I think you did a great job. Your kids are darling.

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    With smiles like that I think it says it all. The drapes are perfect. Thank you for sharing.

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    awesome

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    Nice

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    I think you did a very good job. Just look at your dd's smile! That is all the proof I need that they are just right!!

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    When I do curtains, I lay one panel on top of the other, then I rotory cut the bottoms so they are even...then they match up perfectly! Then make sure you hem them the same!
    Yours looks great!
    Cute kids! :)

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    Great job!!

    It is really hard to get the panels exactly the same length unless you have a large drapery table that you can pin them down on.

    very pretty!

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    Adorable models you have showing off you wonderful drapes

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    They look awesome, and the smiles on the little faces say it all. :-D :thumbup:

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    They are perfect!!! Just look at you DD smile....when pulled back you can not even notice...and only you will know. You did a wonderful job!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammin' Jane
    When I do curtains, I lay one panel on top of the other, then I rotory cut the bottoms so they are even...then they match up perfectly! Then make sure you hem them the same!
    Yours looks great!
    Cute kids! :)
    thats' a great idea! i'll try that today when i make logans

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    Nice job. When I make curtains for my house I always have to hem each panel separately because my windows are not straight.

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