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Old 02-13-2008, 01:02 AM   #11
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We have an antique Singer and with her tutelage could probably re-learn how to sew (DW and I both learned long long ago)
I love that you learned to sew. I just gave my 27 year old son a sewing machine after he spent the weekend here learning to mend and patch with a machine. He loved it and happily took the machine home with grand ideas about sewing a custom leather replacement seat cover for his vintage motorcycle. Maybe one weekend when ya'll have a little time, you and the DW could pick it up again? (I'm laughing because I know you have little ones so the chances of you having extra time are laughable!)
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:25 PM   #12
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Does anyone know where to find odd length curtains? I found ones I like and the color is good, but 84 in are too long and 63 in are too short. If I could sew I could hem the 84 in, but I cant sew to save my life.
I just thought someone on here might know where to get different length curtains.
If you really like them, I would invest the time or money to have them altered. Check the care/fabric label first so they don't shrink when cleaned after they are altered, i.e. prewash if washable.

Check & compare major stores on line. I googled curtain lengths, & this is only one site that came up.

curtain lengths - compare prices, research products, save money at Become.com

If you have an Anna's nearby, their prices are very reasonable.

Don't laugh (okay you can laugh if you want to ), but depending on your decor, I've found some interesting window treatments below. Some can be cut down. i.e. these string curtains (etc.). There are some interesting styles. Have fun.

String Curtains, Fringe Curtains, String Curtain Panel, Fringe Curtain Panel

(Saw an entire wall's length of these on HGTV, & the "look" was pretty cool - allowing the light in -- if you don't need total privacy.) I've ordered from them before, & have been very pleased.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:31 PM   #13
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I'm a cheap person,Walmart specials, I hate spending a bundle for something that hangs there. Thanks all, I'm going to take bean208 up on her offer to hem them for me, as she is local.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:37 PM   #14
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Oh man and I thought I was gonna get to see the UPS man again! He hasn't been here in awhile, I miss him.

Glad you found someone! :)
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:03 PM   #15
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sorry suzi,didn't mean to burst your bubble!!!
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:19 PM   #16
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If you really like them, I would invest the time or money to have them altered. Check the care/fabric label first so they don't shrink when cleaned after they are altered, i.e. prewash if washable.

Check & compare major stores on line. I googled curtain lengths, & this is only one site that came up.

curtain lengths - compare prices, research products, save money at Become.com

If you have an Anna's nearby, their prices are very reasonable.

Don't laugh (okay you can laugh if you want to ), but depending on your decor, I've found some interesting window treatments below. Some can be cut down. i.e. these string curtains (etc.). There are some interesting styles. Have fun.

String Curtains, Fringe Curtains, String Curtain Panel, Fringe Curtain Panel

(Saw an entire wall's length of these on HGTV, & the "look" was pretty cool - allowing the light in -- if you don't need total privacy.) I've ordered from them before, & have been very pleased.

windowtoppers.com is a site that i purchased a lot of drapes from. they offer custom lengths. have waverly fabric things. maybe they have what u need.

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Old 02-19-2008, 09:33 AM   #17
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Is Buckytom looking in your windows again?

a--hem.


i'm gonna find a new use for steam a seam.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:56 AM   #18
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You can get any size you desire here:

decoratetoday: Blinds & Shutters*****
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:51 AM   #19
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In many years of living in odd houses, military quarters, etc, I've found J.C. Penneys to have the greatest variety of sizes for a reasonable price.
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Penney's is good, Claire. I go to American Blinds when they don't have what I need.
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