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curtain fabric suppliers - recommendations?

sewingj

curtain fabric suppliers - recommendations?
« on: June 07, 2020, 16:57:56 PM »
I have worked out that I`m going to need about 45 metres of fabric for our new sitting room - and that`s assuming no pattern repeats. There are two very large picture windows.  It`s going to be quite a task and expensive so I`m hoping to do it only once.  The plan is to do it in the Autumn but I`m doing a bit of preliminary research.  I`ve bought from Terry`s Fabrics in the past - ok but I haven`t seen anything suitable.  And JustFabrics are now local to me.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated.  I`m hoping I might be able to persuade someone to give me discount for a large order
Attempting to be a Tailor of Gloucester

Hummingbird

Re: curtain fabric suppliers - recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2020, 17:17:35 PM »
Try

https://endoflinefabrics.co.uk/ - keep checking as stock changes
https://www.curtainfactoryoutlet.co.uk/
https://www.the-millshop-online.co.uk/curtain-fabric.html

or

https://www.designerfabricoutlet.co.uk/designer-fabrics/

or Ebay where you might find a bargain from one of the shops. Make sure you check whether they are listed as seconds or have any faults though.

Greybird

Re: curtain fabric suppliers - recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2020, 19:38:18 PM »
Try this one:

https://www.justfabrics.co.uk/fabric-shops/burford/

They have a lot of ends of lines. Well worth a visit but they now sell online.

sewingj

Re: curtain fabric suppliers - recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2020, 13:17:15 PM »
Thankyou. Just fabrics and End of line fabrics are quite nearby so hopefully by the autumn I'll be able to visit them
Attempting to be a Tailor of Gloucester

sewmuchmore

Re: curtain fabric suppliers - recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 18:23:29 PM »
Here are a couple i have used this eBay shop (she has her own website as well) is good for all things curtains. I have had a roll of 50 metres of top quality lining for £75 won in an auction although she does sell buy it now as well.
this is were i ordered a customers fabric from and it was the cheapest site for what she wanted.
this site is very good for supplies including the very best lining you can buy.
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

Efemera

Re: curtain fabric suppliers - recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2020, 21:15:19 PM »
Pity you are not nearer to Immanuels ...their curtain fabric starts at £1 metre... and they have some lovely stuff.

Tamnymore

Re: curtain fabric suppliers - recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2020, 21:33:49 PM »
It's worth a look at the Immanuels FB page as they are selling online. They are usually pretty efficient but they have just opened up the physical shop again so have a bit of a backlog on the online orders (ask me how I know!)
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

grannysyb

Re: curtain fabric suppliers - recommendations?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2020, 13:40:07 PM »
I second @Greybird, I bought from Justfabrics for recovering my sofa,  I got samples from them for colour matching,  good quality and service.

Sewingforfun

Re: curtain fabric suppliers - recommendations?
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2020, 08:54:27 AM »
Textile Express  is another good one - as well as discounts, they have an own brand range that can have some great things in it. I got some amazing cabbage rose fabric from them for £8/metre that looks like it cost £80.

For big windows, another way to think about is to have fixed panels of a fancy fabric at the sides (these can be just one width each), maybe with a matching pelmet, then have curtains that actually pull in a cheap plain or have blinds that go with the side panels. Roman blinds are also much less fabric hungry than curtains.
Dancing too much and trying to remember sewing is for fun! Used to be CarolC.