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blinds vs curtains in the sewing room

Old 09-26-2013, 04:58 AM
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Curtains, much easier to wash curtains, than to dust blinds.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:37 AM
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Have white 2 inch blinds and I like them a lot
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:07 AM
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I've always liked traverse rods. I love light in the daytime and privacy at night. This fits the bill for that. I do know that depending on the direction of the window that could be a problem on a sunny day(like a south window). But you can help this by putting sheers behind the drape.
Blinds are quite adjustable for letting in light without the heat of the sun and for privacy but as others have said they are hard to keep level and hard to keep clean.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:29 AM
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We have curtains everywhere in the house, except the kitchen. There, it's a 1 1/2" or 2" horizontal blind.

The curtains in the bedroom and the living room always have fur and dust all over them. It seems I'm forever taking a roller to them, and washing more than I would like.

The curtains in the dining room, where my frame is set up are tied in knots - two knots per side because they dangle into the cords for the frame and generally get in the way.

The curtains in the sewing room are constantly full of threads, fur and dust.

The blinds in the kitchen need a quick wipe from time to time, mostly when food gets on then (they're over the sink). They're heavy, yes, but not often raised or lowered.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:34 AM
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I love curtains...the ones in my quilt room are very nice, lined drapes, and its cozy in the evenings when closed. I have curtains in my kitchen that I made from Debbie Mumm (?) fabric -- coffee, latte, cappuccino names and cups imprinted, and am just finishing a matching tablecloth with scrappy edging. Love it! Want to do a bird themed set next. I like the idea of being able to switch off curtains in the kitchen for various times of the year.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:17 PM
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Blinds with a ruffle across the top. Need all the light I can get.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:58 PM
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Someone on another board mentioned vertical blinds. I always thought those were for floor-to-ceiling situations but then I saw that Home Depot has some that are for a smaller window. Here is the window-maybe horizontal blinds would be too heavy. I definitely don't want them to the floor (there will be storage cubes right below it).

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Old 09-26-2013, 05:02 PM
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These are the ones at home depot. I would have to buy 3 packs plus the thing that goes across the top (which is out of stock right now but I suspect other stores sell it).

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The blinds are my preference, due to light control, I have 7 windows so the blinds work great for me. enjoy which ever you chose.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:38 PM
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I have the top down-bottom up cellular shades. Love being able to have the top down a foot or so, so I have light, but still have privacy. Detest that bugs crawl into the shades, and I don't know how to get them out.
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