In order to make the living room curtains, in addition to the fashion fabric, I will need lining fabric, curtain rings, and drapery hooks. I have loads of thread presumably some in an appropriate color.
I decided to head to Ikea for lining fabric which is fairly expensive in the fabric store: $4 to $8 per yard (even at WalMart). My pre-trip research tells me I will have 2 options.
I can buy the Knoppa white twin flat sheet at $3.99 each. I would need 4 for the living room curtains — one for each panel.
Or, for the same purpose, I can take a look at Bomull, 100% cotton unbleached fabric at $1.99 per yard. I would need approximately 10 yards.
Ikea has the Syrlig curtain ring with clip and hook, silver color, 10 pack for $4.99. This comes in 2 sizes and 3 colors and I think I can make it work. I need 2 packs.
Finally, they do carry drapery hooks but not the kind I’m looking for.
The last item on my list is 4″ pleater tape. I don’t think they carry it at Ikea. I was in WalMart this morning looking for it and also came up empty so I stopped by JoAnn to buy the 6 yards I need. (They didn’t have a 6 yard run so I bought two lengths of 3 yards with a 30% discount coupon.)
When I got home from Ikea I found all the fabric had been delivered. Now I can get started since I want to finish before the weekend before Thanksgiving — 8 days.
I was not comped or perked by Ikea in any way, as a matter of fact they don’t even know me.
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