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Old 27-08-2013, 05:24 PM
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great curtains......and they seem to hang the clour as well
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Old 27-08-2013, 07:21 PM
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Thank you Frenchy and Sharon. Pity pic is sideways on, didn't notice till I'd posted!

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Old 08-11-2017, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by arlene View Post
Hi hope someone can help with this questions before I go completely bald by pulling all my hair out!

I want to make some curtains and bought a lovely book with instructions for different styles. The problem I'm having is it says to use double the width (of material)of the window, and gather the top before pleating using the pinning method.
However when I tried this I ended up with too much material in the bottom half of the curtain and not enough room to pleat it.
I have looked at other methods on the internet one of which said to use just the width of the window per curtain and not gather the top. I wonder if anyone has used either of these methods and which worked best.
Thanks for any help
Beautiful curtains,they seem to hang well.I love the colour as well, they're quite inspirational. I first crafted my first curtain 5 years ago and I was greatly inspired by the world's best dealers- Maybe you should consider drawing inspiration from them as well.I bought variety of pairs that enhanced my workings.I'll be keen to post a pic of the curtains I made, thanks to their inspiration. I may be out of the business but I would recommend them time and again when it comes to anything to do with curtains.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:03 PM
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They all look really great!

I made the hallway curtains by ironing crisp folds into them - I thought they looked fine at the time, but now I think they're a little too stiff to be realistic. Unfortunately, they are now completely inaccessible! You can just about see them in pic 1 attached.

I made the nets by pinning them around bamboo skewers to create looser folds and then spraying them heavily with my trusty hairspray. You do have to be careful with silk though, I have used it but it can mark on lighter fabric. (see pic 2)

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Old 08-11-2017, 05:22 PM
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the nets look great and the curtains as well....we can al be too critical of our own work at times
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:20 PM
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Fantastic work. They look great to me.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:34 PM
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They look wonderful. We can always see faults with our own work.
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Old 13-11-2017, 02:50 PM
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A nice cosy looking feel to it. Lovely work.
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Old 14-11-2017, 03:45 PM
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they look great !..yes, very cosy
goings on..
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