Re: Flip-over curtains -- experiences?
- From: Juno <caseylhh55@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 20:20:59 GMT
On here http://home.earthlink.net/~krdunnam/projects.htm just south of
Ellen and the Christmas pillows, are my previous sheer-print curtains.
When I made those, I was in a place with 7' or 8' tall windows. My new
HSH (home sweet home) has 72' windows which are narrower. TSWLTH has
the matching "Ravina" print in a solid upholstery (although it's more
yellow than the slate blue and mauve that predominates in the sheer
yardage already collected). Was thinking I would do the "valance" in
the opaque goods, and then whatever I find to "lengthen" the sheers is
hidden...along with some unlovely window-top hardware.
Are you sure you mean windows that are 72 feet If they are 72 inches and narrow (just how narrow is narrow, 24 inches, 30 inches) and your fabric is 45 inches 2 panels the length of the window will be enough.
Are you sure you want to use an opaque for your valance it may be top heavy. can you find a sheer with one of the colors that's in your fabric and use that either on top or bottom, make a rood pocket to hide your curtain rod and use your printed fabric as a flip.
This week, at the ground zero mothership TSWLTH, in Hudson Ohio, I was
told that this print has been "red tagged" (discontinued) for "a long
time," they can't order it, it's gone, etc. While describing it to the
clerk, I had to re-explain the opaque upholstery version several times
(finally started saying, "as I mentioned..."). Mot to mention several
clerks ignoring me standing there at the cutting counter in their home
dec department for several minutes. (It's not like my outfit matched
the background, either!) One of them briefly listened to my question,
but then turned away to cut for another customer who'd just arrived.
Right now we have a great staff at TSWLTH. I never get to confident about it though because it could all change tomorrow.
In contrast, a clerk at the Etc. store in Ypsilanti (I was stalking
TSWLTH while heading home from my business trip) walked with me to the
spindle where the opaque stuff was displayed, and then pulled out
several binders that contain special order info. Another customer
approached, asking about creating a tablecloth, and I suggested that I
could scan the printed lists for my sheer goods and she could help
her. (54" is not going to work for a 72" round table; I suggested how
about a flat sheet. Fabric stores are fun to hang out in!) Not found,
but she was reassuring and came up with some more ideas for my
scavenger hunt. That clerk was much more helpful than any of 'em at
the home office store. Quelle surprise.
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