Tuesday, February 01, 2011


The curtains in our master bedroom.... inexpensive yet surprisingly heavy Ikea curtains with $.10 per yard trim found at Schoolhouse Fabrics in Floyd.  They turned out great, right?


Help!  What should I do?  Take it all off and start over again?  Ignore it (and pretty soon I won't even notice)?


  1. Cute curtains!! Can you weight the hem? You can buy fabric weights that you just sew in the seams to make curtains hang smoother. (more smooth?) Just a thought!

  2. I have been looking for greek key trim, but I haven't found anything that cheap! Yes, I was going to mention the weights too. should work.

  3. Thanks, ladies! I'll try it and hope for the best! I don't know if part of the problem is that the edges of the curtains might not have been exactly straight to start with... we'll see!

  4. The weights might help since the trim is probably causing the bowing out. Also, the woman who made my draperies taught me a trick she called "training" the treatments. She created pleats with her fingers then used strips of plastic wrap to hold them in place. She said to leave the strips on (loosely) for a few days to keep them in place. It worked really well. Whenever I vacuum the drapes I repeat this to keep them looking tailored.

  5. Thanks, Karen! Maybe I should try starching them lightly and "training" them again. I did it for a couple days right after hanging them up, hoping that would help... but, alas, it didn't.

    "Training" curtains... one of the many things I've learned from Janel at Isabella and Max Rooms. :)


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