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How to Sew Curtains : Types of Window Treatments for Curtain Sewing Project

Curtains are just fabric. They’re like underwear. And since they generally cost more than they “should,” curtains are a great candidate to make at home yourself. I’ve tried rounding up the most inspiring list of DIY curtain ideas, and this one I got from YouTube. When it’s time to dress up your boring windows, you can do so for less than the cost of a few pair of fancy underwear.

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Posted by Sarah Moore - October 14, 2014 at 4:39 pm

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Shutter Types Explained

A window shutter is described as a solid and stable window covering typically consisting of a frame of vertical stiles and horizontal rails. Set within this frame can be louvers (both operable or fixed, horizontal or vertical), solid panels, fabric, glass and most any other item that you can mount within a frame.

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Posted by Sarah Moore - October 9, 2014 at 8:36 am

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Venetian Blinds

Window blinds can make for a good window covering whether to protect your home or office and even yourself from sunlight or the prying eyes of the outside world. The most common materials used for blinds are fabric, wood, plastic, and metal.

The fabric blinds are mostly used to enhance prettify a particular space and improve the interiors of the whole room. Fabric blinds are not recommended in kitchens and bathrooms since they pose hazard of catching fire or absorbing too much moisture.

The wooden blinds or what is also known as Venetian blinds are known for their versatility. You can have them horizontal or vertical. Its name was derived from Venetian merchants since they were the ones to first use it. They are simple yet deliver very well. They are usually composed of splines of overlapping materials which are connected by a corded pulley. This pulley lets you roll the blinds up whenever you need to, and you can use the same pulley in changing the position of the blinds.

The Venetian blinds come in four different types, namely PVC venetian blinds, lightweight aluminum venetian blinds, wooden venetian blinds, and mini blinds. The wooden venetian blinds are the most popular ones. They are usually the most elaborately crafted so they are usually costly.

The PVC venetian blinds, on the other hand, are usually the least expensive. The lightweight aluminum venetian blinds are typically seen in office spaces. Another cost-efficient option is the faux-wood blinds. It can be a really good alternative to real the real deal and you wouldn’t have to spend a fortune. They generally look good in kitchens and bathrooms. These faux-wood blinds normally have a coating of different types of materials so they would be UV and wrap resistant.

In choosing the right wooden blinds, you should take into account the climate of where you live in, the amount of sunlight you want to be blocking, and the area in your house where you will be using them.

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Posted by Sarah Moore - May 27, 2014 at 9:49 am

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Five Most Common Problems With Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds can be a great replacement for the old curtains. It gives justice to a particular room because of its chic vibe. It is made from vinyl fabric, aluminum, wood or faux wood, and fabric.

However, just like anything else under the sun, vertical blinds have their drawbacks. Watch this video and learn about some of the most common ones.

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Posted by Sarah Moore - December 9, 2013 at 4:22 pm

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Do Your Windows Need Curtains?

You can tell curtains and draperies apart simply because curtains are  not lined, composed of lighter fabric, and manipulated using sliding tabs, sewn tunnels, or rings along a rod. Draperies, on the other hand, are typically lined, have thicker fabric, and manipulated using a draw cord device that connects to the fabric with hooks.

Curtains are usually designed with sheer or lace curtains on a rod at the back of draperies to screen the view from the inside and the outside of a room. You can also draw a half-curtain over the bottom part of a window if you’re looking for privacy while the remaining part paves way for light entrance or a view of the outside.

Majority of homeowners choose curtain designs that do without draperies. As a replacement, you can make use of other window treatments like valances, bottom curtains, or even tie-back curtains. These curtain styles and designs can give off a vintage vibe with the help of classic ruffled white sheers or you can get that country feel with creamy muslin. If you love the modern look, you can have contemporary panels with big metal grommets that thread onto the rod and give off a columnar effect by means of pushing the panels to the sides.

If you are rooting for the thermal effectiveness of pleated shades or the efficiency of blinds in controlling light, but you’re not a big fan of the ‘Spartan’ feel it gives off, modify it by using curtain panels on each side to somehow give it a softer look. You can also put a cloth or covered-wood valance from corner to corner. Or, you can utilize swag curtains that cover delicately above a rod and fall shorter on one side than the other. You can choose the color of your window treatments in accordance with other décor in your house, such as the throw pillows.

Always remember that it’s your place you’re decorating so don’t easily get intimidated by change. From time to time, come up with something different for the look of your home and make your windows more attractive. Curtains will absolutely help you to achieve that goal.

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Posted by Sarah Moore - November 21, 2013 at 10:59 am

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How to Measure for Fabric Valances – Blinds.com

Windows treatments that have modern design concepts are vital for any contemporary living space. Most people do not care about the look of windows other than its expected functionality. It’s not always okay.
However, some put a premium on window treatments. If you’re one of them, you may have tried customizing your own. Here’s a video of how to measure valances, just to further your homemaking skills!

How to Measure for Fabric Valances - Blinds.com

You really can do fabric valances yourself. Learn how to measure for beautiful custom fabric valances in just 2 minutes.
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Posted by Sarah Moore - September 19, 2013 at 3:20 pm

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All About Venetian Blinds

Window blinds are perfects as window covering, whether it be for the protection of your home or office and even the residents from sunlight or the prying eyes of the outside world. The most common materials that are utilized for blinds are fabric, wood, plastic, and metal.

The fabric blinds are usually used to improve a particular space and enhance the interiors of the whole room. Fabric blinds are not really ideal for kitchens and bathrooms as they pose threats of catching fire or absorbing too much moisture.

The wooden blinds, also called Venetian blinds, are popular for their versatility. You can have them horizontal or vertical. Its name can be traced back to Venetian merchants as they were the ones to first make use of it. They are basic, but they deliver very well. They are typically composed of splines of overlapping materials that are connected using a corded pulley. This pulley allows you to roll the blinds up whenever you wish to, and you can utilize the same pulley in changing the position of the blinds.

The Venetian blinds come in four different types, namely PVC venetian blinds, lightweight aluminum venetian blinds, wooden venetian blinds, and mini blinds. The wooden venetian blinds are the most famous ones among them all. They are often the most elaborately crafted so they tend to be pricier.

The PVC venetian blinds are usually the least expensive. The lightweight aluminum venetian blinds are often seen in office spaces. Another cost-efficient option is the faux-wood blinds. It is a great alternative to the real deal and you need not spend a fortune. They usually look awesome in kitchens and bathrooms. These faux-wood blinds normally have a coating of varied kinds of materials so they would be UV and wrap resistant.

In picking the right wooden blinds, you must never forget to consider the climate of your place, the amount of sunlight you want to block, and the area in your house in which you will be hanging them.

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Posted by Sarah Moore - May 30, 2013 at 1:37 pm

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Vertical Blinds Options

Vertical blinds can be a great replacement for the old curtains. It gives justice to a particular room because of its chic vibe. It is made from vinyl fabric, aluminum, wood or faux wood, and fabric.

They’re practically very convenient to use, especially the light-weight ones. Their styles are modern and are very modern. They also give the privacy you need. You can use them even in kitchen areas or bathroom, albeit these parts of the house are almost always full of moisture. Plastic vertical blinds are perfect for such areas since they can endure dampness.

Solid wood vertical blinds are ideal inside rooms that contain wooden furniture. It is a complementary element for the furniture, making them all the classier. Wooden vertical blinds are perfect for bedrooms and living rooms.

Wood vertical blinds are quite pricey, though. Truth be told, they are considered to be among the most expensive types of blinds available. But if you really want the classic vibe these wooden vertical blinds evoke, you need not be sad. You can opt for faux wood vertical blinds instead. Homeowners go for them because of their durability, and they’re more affordable as compared to the real deal. If you buy from trusted suppliers, you should opt for ones that have quality that is up to par.

Fabric vertical blinds are also very lovable, but sometimes they can be pricey, too. But just like wooden vertical blinds, the fabric type also has a cheaper counterpart which is PVC (polyvinyl chloride) vertical blinds. They look like the pricier fabric blinds but are more affordable. Also, they are very easy to maintain.

Vertical blinds are available in different types, materials, and color, so the options are almost endless. Additionally, their maintenance is a piece of cake. You can do it just by vacuum-cleaning, dusting or wiping with cloth.

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Posted by Sarah Moore - April 20, 2013 at 12:35 pm

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How much fabric do you think I would need to make these curtains? ?

Question by Sky: How much fabric do you think I would need to make these curtains? ?
II’m making curtains for a window about 30 inches wide and 27 inches long, but they want me to make the curtain to drape over the air conditioning unit that is inside the window. How much extra in length, and how much overall do you think i’d need?

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Answer by imadriana
You didn’t say how far the a/c juts out or how big it is, but all you need to do is to take a simple measurement. Just take a measuring tape, start from where the curtains will start, then drape the tape over and below the unit to where you want the curtains to lie.

You’ll want to make the two curtain panels the same length, so that when the curtains are open they will still look nice. A rough estimate, if this is a small window unit, will be that you will need an additional yard in length. If the fabric you are using is 60 inches wide, you will need two panels that are both four yards long – a total of eight yards of fabric.

This measurement is for a window treatment that has a top and bottom hem that has a total of about eight inches. Depending on what type of curtains you are making, you will have a little too much fabric, but you won’t waste much.

If you are using fabric that is only 45 inches wide you can still make the curtains using the same amount of fabric but you won’t have enough to make pleats and use hooks. If you are planning on pleating the fabric, you’ll need to add a couple more panels.

I hope this helps! Remember, measure twice and cut once!

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Posted by Window Treatments - December 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm

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Redi Shade 3102496 36-by-72-Inch Fabric Window Shade, White Reviews

Redi Shade 3102496 36-by-72-Inch Fabric Window Shade, White

  • Hangs and removes in seconds
  • No nails,screws or brackets, simply peel and stick
  • Fits any size window
  • Cordless shade is safe for children and pets
  • 36-by-72-Inch

Take back your living room from the glaring afternoon sun. Made of high quality fabric gently allowing light to filter through it. The Redi Shade not only provides instant privacy with style but installs in two easy steps; peel and stick. Measures 36” in width and 72-inches in length. The paper shade is easy to trim to custom fit your window or may be overlapped to cover larger windows. The Original is completely recyclable and cordless, making Redi Shade safe for homes with children and pets. You can also give your room a custom look by simply adhering you favorite fabric or paper to the shade.

List Price: $ 12.50

Price: $ 23.94

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