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What are the most effective UV-blocking curtains to use for preserving antique fabrics and books?

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One easy way to block the sun's rays from ruining your furniture is the use of sun filter blinds which allow the light to penetrate but without the harmful UV rays. But blinds might not be the best option for you if you still want to have a good view of the surroundings outside. Another alternative is by using sheer curtains that filter out the light and still give you a good view of the outside.

More than those added elements, it all boils down to the quality of window curtains you use. And when it comes to curtains, the fabric is the most important thing to look at. Denser fabric is more effective in blocking light from entering the room. And what's great about curtains is that you can add several layers of fabric to achieve your desired look and atmosphere and even adjust the sunlight blocking features of your window curtains. For more info about the best UV blocking curtains available today, check out Vision Bedding for more helpful tips on choosing, buying, and hanging your window curtains.

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Curtain is essential in our day to day life. Its like a fence that our home is protect from various things like harmful UV sun rays, external noise and keep privacy from others. So, its a big matter to choose a right one to decor or keep the home as a nice pattern or shape. I recommended that Blackout curtain are easily block out maximum sunlight and lower external noise is really adorable for any home. I think blackout curtain is the best for light sleeper and who's have insomnia. Because of blackout curtain make the room environment as a dark cave that easily brings sleep.

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What fabric should you use to make curtains?

Although there is an array of colors and styles to choose from, we recommend picking a darker shade as it will block and reflect maximum sunlight, creating an optimal sleeping solution for you light sleepers out there. The 42-inch curtain comes with 6 grommets. The grommets holes are big enough so that it fits most rods in the market and they also let you slide the window curtains easily. Mind you that each package includes only one panel. So, you might have to order two panels if you have a wide window. Provided the inexpensive price tag, terrific light blocking ability and ease of setting up, that shouldn't pose a problem.

Which stitch is best for hemming curtains? I have a ajanome Mystyle36

Probably depends on the fabric and the look you want. You can use a blind hem stitch if you don't want the stitch to show from the front of the fabric, or you can use a simple straight stitch or possible use a twin needle (if you machine accommodates it).


What size needle required for sewing Velvet curtains??

What kind of velvet? Poly-based fabrics often require ball-point needles to avoid pulls. For apparel weight velvet (something I'd make a skirt with), I'd probably use at least an 90, possibly heavier. For really heavy, upholstery-weight, I'd use my walking-foot machine and a 100-110 (often used for jeans). But I'm sure I'd want to bind all of the seams on my serger, I often bind after sewing the regular seams, but for very heavy fabrics I'd bind first (just run up all of the edges of each piece before sewing seams).
Hope this helps.

I have a Elna Heirloom sewing machine and i have misplaced my book i need to know how to do a blind stitch.

Have you found the blind stitch foot? On my Elna SU it has a piece of metal shaped a bit like a boat rudder in the middle, going front to back. Do you know which stitch does blind stitch? On my Elna it does two or three straight stitches and then one zig zag stitch. Make absolutely certain the needle is in the centre position before you start, if not, it will get expensive on needles! Fold up your hem and press it, and tack it into position. Blind stitch is a bit different, you need to position the presser foot so that the hem is on the right hand side of the paddle, and the "body" of the item is to the left. In order to do this, you need to fold the body of the fabric again (but don't press it or it will leave a line). I'd suggest a few practice runs first on scraps of fabric, so that you get the fabric positioned correctly. It will also take a bit of fine tuning to get the needle to just take a tiny bit of the body of the item. I found it a great stitch for things like curtain hems, and fairly heavy fabrics like tweed, because done properly it's far stronger than hand sewing and the stitch hides itself in the fabric, but I find it difficult to get it just right.

What is the correct needle size for a elna 3003 sewing machine

130/705h, standard sewing machine needle for 99% of all domestic machines. Flat shank to the back of the machine. Sharp or universal for woven, ball point for stretch fabrics. Choose needle size depending on fabric weight you are sewing. 60 for fine silk, 70 cotton voile, 80 for poplin, 90 for home spun or drill, 100 for denim, 110 for coating, curtains etc.

Trying to sew curtains!!!! Been testing the machine on a swatch of fabric and it seems to be working but then when i turn the fabric over the stiching is all loose and loopy. Is the bobbin tension the...

check both upper & lower tensions
also check your needle to see if it's bent-roll on a flat surface to see if it rolls correctly
if the needle is blunt-it makes a popping sound when it penetrates the fabric
also check the bobbin area for lint & loose thread-some fabric produces more lint than others
make sure the bobbin isn't warped
make sure that the bobbin is correctly in the bobbin case & that the bobbin case is correctly inserted in the machine

I have a brother B757, I am making curtains and the fabric at the bottom ends up being longer than the fabric at the top can you solve this

I found out that by spraying silicone on each side of joins that it made the fabric glide through the feed dog real easy, this really works well, make sure that the silicone is suitable for sewing machines.

Sewing happily on any material when suddenly the neadle hits metal and bends or worse snaps.

Be sure to have the right needle for the right material! that sounds maybe a bit like I am taking you for a ride! but not! I sew professionally and have a box full of needles! Most of the needles you buy in the shop have a designation (jeans, jersey etc! ) afterwards there is something like 70, 80, 90 up till 100!
70 - very fine fabrics, silks and sheers
80 - fine fabrics, thin cottons
90 - average and 'normal' fabrics
100 and more - thick fabrics, curtains etc!
If your problem persist, you may need to take your machine for servicing! how old is it? and what brand? yours,
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