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    This is only dangled from the beam in my bedroom so pls excuse the odd angle of the picture. It's for an ensuite bathroom and waiting to be put up....still!

    [attachment=0:3knjsh71]julestrim.jpg[/attachment:3knjsh71]

  • #2
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    Oooooooooooo gold star jules, very nice indeed!

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    • #3
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      Jules
      The blind looks very good and the trim sets it off nicely.Have you interlined it.
      I have recently had a dissapointing result with a beautiful trimmed interlined roman blind for a bathroom.
      With hindsight I should have known better but you live and learn.
      I was called back to the job after two months as the trimming was no longer hanging straight. To my horror the interlining and lining had shrunk and distorted the blind due to the steam from the bath. There was only one thing to do remove the blind, take it to bits and remake.
      I was really cross with myself as it never ocurred to me that there would be a problem. I had suggested interlining the blind and the customer went with my advise. It is now back up in the customers bathroom and I have advised her to open the window when bathing to let the steam out.
      I am just keeping my fingers crossed that I won't get called back again!
      I don't mean to poor cold water on your beautiful blind which you have lovingly made. Just be aware that if there is a lot of moisture in the ensuite you may have a problem.
      Kindest Regards

      Penny

      Denton Drapes

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      • #4
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        What a pain - having to re-make the blind. What type of interlining did you use? I would have thought bump/domette might be more prone to this than a manmade fabric?
        Louise


        sigpic Simply Sewing

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        • #5
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          Hi Louise
          Unfortunately it was sarill I think the customer spent hours soaking in the bath!
          Kindest Regards

          Penny

          Denton Drapes

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          • #6
            Re: Roman - fun with trims

            Beautiful blind Jules, and lovely beams too
            Bev

            The Window Dresser

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            • #7
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              Hi Penny,

              Thanks for taking the time and trouble to explain what happened to your interlined, trimmed Roman Blind... As they say, forewarned is forearmed!

              I have used the bonded lining as an interlining and wonder if this will befall the same fate? At least I can warn the customer that this has been pointed out as a potential issue....or will that encourage them to 'look' extra hard to see if it does distort? Sometimes putting things down on paper helps you to work through potential problems.

              What do you think, ladies? Keep quiet but don't be surprised if I get the call or tell them in advance that it may happen?

              All of the blinds I have done for them are interlined so it never even crossed my mind not to interline the ensuite one.......

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              • #8
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                Hi Jules

                If you tell her now she may wonder why you didnt warn her before making it. I think it is best to wait and see if you get phone call, she may well not get too much of a steamy bathroom. Good luck

                Kathy
                K W Designs
                Bournemouth

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                • #9
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                  Thanks Kathy....my lips are sealed!

                  Jx.

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                  • #10
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                    Hi Jules i dont think i would mention it , its just making a problem when there isnt one , iam sure they will be fine dont worry so much .by the way the blind looks fantastic i love to see trims used on soft furnishings it really sets them off well done

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                    • #11
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                      Hi Jules
                      I agree with everyone else. I wouldn't mention it. The blind I put up had the bath directly under the window. However I will think twice in future before suggesting interlining a blind for a bathroom.
                      Kindest Regards

                      Penny

                      Denton Drapes

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                      • #12
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                        Your blind is really beautiful Jules. Be proud girl

                        what interlining did u use? It looks really thick & opulant. Too good for a bathroom
                        Regards
                        Mairi

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                        • #13
                          Re: Roman - fun with trims

                          Cheers Mairi! I used the bonded lining/interlining. It keeps its shape well while I'm working with it and does have lots of body. It's a huge roll I have from when someone wanted me to use it.... but I will buy it again but only for this, never again for curtains...

                          Jx.

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                          • #14
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                            I'm with you on that Jules - it's a great product for roman blinds. Wouldn't use it for anything else though.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Roman - fun with trims

                              What do you think, ladies? Keep quiet but don't be surprised if I get the call or tell them in advance that it may happen?
                              Ahem, guys are here too

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