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Apex Window curtain - as easy and cheap as poss please!

BrendaP

Re: Apex Window curtain - as easy and cheap as poss please!
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2017, 09:40:31 AM »
In my experience rental property tenants are very unlikely to wash curtains but on change of tenant they will need washing (or replacing).  Again my experience is that most tenants in private rentals generally only stay for 18-24 months.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

toileandtrouble

Re: Apex Window curtain - as easy and cheap as poss please!
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2017, 10:53:39 AM »
When I was a student in a flat, I washed the landing net curtains, which were filthy.  Black water, strong smell of sulphur and traffic fumes, white curtains hanging in shreds.

Hummingbird

Re: Apex Window curtain - as easy and cheap as poss please!
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2017, 14:57:24 PM »
You could always make the curtains from double width curtain lining which is about the same weight as regular calico, is washable on cool and would resist the sunlight better. Or if you search online it is possible to get double width curtain fabric.....or even better if you can get to a fabric warehouse for some.

https://www.the-millshop-online.co.uk/curtain-lining-ivory-satin.html

sewingj

Re: Apex Window curtain - as easy and cheap as poss please!
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2017, 16:56:39 PM »
Thanks HB - the lining fabric looks ideal.  I didn`t realise you could get extra-wide