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    Just took delivery of fabric and blackout lining. The lining was folded for about 4 days and it's fairly creased. As I've never worked with blackout before I have a couple of questions:

    Can I iron the b/o lining?
    Can I steam iron b/o lining?
    And if I can what side ?

    I have it draped over the banister at the moment to see if that helps. Also am I right in saying I will only have a single hem (no turn under) ?

    Awaiting reply before I start.
    Thanks Ursula

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    Re: blackout lining

    Always try on a small edge piece....but.....I get my blackout from M&D and steam iron it on the side that does not have the velvety finish. You will never get a sharp crease in it but will be able to smooth out un-wanted crumpling. While you are ironing it, or moving it while still warm, be careful not to catch/pull it as it does go a bit stretchy until cool.

    It does not fray like cotton lining so a single hem is adequate.
    Louise


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    • #3
      Re: blackout lining

      Hi Ursula
      I use a use a steam iron on my blackout linings but make sure it is not too hot.
      I only do a single hem on blackout.

      Try a test piece first and a trial hem to make sure you are happy with how it will look.
      Kindest Regards

      Penny

      Denton Drapes

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      • #4
        Re: blackout lining

        Thanks Louise and Penny
        Ursula

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        • #5
          Re: blackout lining

          Hi Ursula

          I don't use a steam iron; I buy my blackout lining from Jones and never have to use more than a 'medium iron' on the fabric side ie the side on which you can see a weave. I use their bonded blackout lining too and that doesn't need more than a 'medium iron' either A single hem is just fine too!

          Gilly

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          • #6
            Re: blackout lining

            Thats Gilly,

            The client had the lining folded tightly in a bag for 4 days ah............she bought it herself so no choice but to plow ahead.

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            • #7
              Re: blackout lining

              I agree with the others but .......did you say anything when it came in the bag? Personally, I would do my best with it, for your professional satisfaction, but don't lie awake at night worrying about it. When the job is finished and she is happy AND has paid you, you can gently tell her, if she has more work for you in the future, where not to put the blackout lining!!

              Enid.

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              • #8
                Re: blackout lining

                Hi Enid,

                Thanks for that. No I didn't say anything because I had never used blackout before and hadn't realised how awful it looked until I put it on the table. But as you say I'll do my best and hang it up in my sewing room and hopefully it will drape ok.
                Ursula

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                • #9
                  Re: blackout lining

                  I always score the wrong side of B/O lining with a fine crochet hook and then finger crease.
                  Have you registered your business yet?

                  http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


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                  • #10
                    Re: blackout lining

                    Thanks Schubby will do that

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                    • #11
                      Re: blackout lining

                      Well the black out eyelets turned out lovely - very happy little twin girls in their new bedroom tonight - thank you all for helping me.
                      Ursula

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