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    This is what I've been up to this week. Made 2 pairs of eyelets - oh I do love my eyelet press.

    Ursula

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    You do make me smile! You can work like a dervish so I bet you could soon learn to post pics!

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    • #3
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      Beautiful Work Ursula, they look fab Well done you!

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      • #4
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        Oh they're lovely Ursula, so very smart and neat.....


        Bev

        The Window Dresser

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        • #5
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          Thanks Girls,
          I spent most of last week sick so the pressure was on - I'm sure if I wasn't sick I'd still only be finished now as I'd be dilly dallying around the table.
          Ursula

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          • #6
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            Lovely Ursula beautiful work. I have never been asked to do eyelets, can I ask did you get the press on the strength of your first order?

            Irene

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            • #7
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              Hi Irene,

              I had made a few pairs of eyelets with the tape - where you then have to cut the holes out. Nothing wrong with them but I just hated cutting out the little circle especially when I had an order for 4 pairs that were (if memory serves me right) 3 widths each side. I think what finally made my mind up was when someone asked me to put eyelets on fairly thick fabric and tape just wouldn't work as the eyelets have to be snapped on and wouldn't hold thick fabric. I've never looked back and love the eyelet press. Now I must run by Philip (as he's the master of all) if I'm making a mistake when making them, as I find they look perfect when open but when closed between the eyelets is a tiny bit wavy (if you know what I mean), nothing very noticable but I know it's not perfect.

              Ursula

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              • #8
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                Just beautiful Ursula - as has been said "crisp and neat". Sorry you were poorly - migraine? I've only had one but never want another, ever, ever, ever!

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by crackerkelly
                  Now I must run by Philip (as he's the master of all) if I'm making a mistake when making them, as I find they look perfect when open but when closed between the eyelets is a tiny bit wavy (if you know what I mean), nothing very noticeable but I know it's not perfect.

                  Ursula
                  Ursula - I don't use fusible buckram and I leave it floating while putting the eyelets in, I then sew the sides closed when finished. Start putting the eyelets in from the middle and keep the buckram loose as you go. This will prevent the tightness and the buckling.

                  Philip
                  Have you registered your business yet?

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                  • #10
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                    Lovely work, Ursula. Very smart and neat. Making me think of getting an eyelet press too.

                    Hope you're feeling better now.

                    Cat
                    Kind regards

                    Cat

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                    • #11
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                      Very nice Ursula and beautifully dressed too. Well done!
                      Kindest Regards

                      Penny

                      Denton Drapes

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                      • #12
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                        Hi phillip

                        I have just read your post and I am being really thick.......
                        Could just please explain a little more about "floating buckrum" and closing the sides afterwards.

                        Many thanks

                        Px
                        Kindest Regards

                        Penny

                        Denton Drapes

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                        • #13
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                          Thanks Penny - Same question from me for Philip and what buckram do you use?
                          Ursula

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                            Fantastic work Ursula. I feel quite inspired and ready to start my first pair of eyelet curtains now. I am using the tape as it is very early days for me and I can't afford the eyelet press. Can I ask, do I sew the tape on and then cut the holes out? I will have a play before I start the job but any advice greatly received!
                            From Jo

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                            • #15
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                              Great tip Philip. I will give that a try with the next set of grommet (eyelet) panels.
                              Thanks,
                              Susan
                              Susan Woodcock
                              Owner, HomeDecGal.com
                              Charlotte, NC
                              USA

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