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Old 02-20-2006, 12:58 PM   #1
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what lining material did you use for curtains?

I finally am ready to start making the curtains for the Safari--picked the fabric, but I'm stuck on the lining--what have you all used? I'm thinking the heavy blackout, but that might be too thick and bunchy.

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Old 02-20-2006, 02:49 PM   #2
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Don't sew much myself; however, I have new curtains in my Argosy and they are backed with an off-white lightweight cotton material. You have to remember that whatever you put in the windows will have a tendency to fade in the sun. The lighter colors will reflect the sun and not show fading. If you're not going to be trying to sleep during the daylight hours, you might rethink the blackout material. Hope this helps you a little. I'm sure you'll be getting other suggestions.
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Curtain Lining

I made my curtains myself, too. I used a fairly pricey material from a fairly pricey specialty/upholstery store so I shopped around a bit before finally settling on an off-white medium weight cotton material at a regular yardage store (...also, sales happen a bit more frequently there, thus providing an additional incentive. ) (I made sure to wash it before using it...didn't want any weird shrinkage later on.) I've been very satisified with the privacy offered by the two layers without having to go to a heavier liner BUT my main drapery material WAS extra heavy and provided the weight I wanted.
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so you both agree that it should be regular light lining fabric--good--easier to work with for sure!

i got a sailcloth weight cotton for the curtains--it should be heavy enough--

Juel, when i get to the Arg I'll do some lighter weight textured cotton in cream--the only possible way to go -- but the safari can take some wild pattern (I hope).

Ohanastar--do you have pics of what you chose online here? I'd love to see..

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