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    • Zither
    • By Zither 2nd Sep 17, 8:09 PM
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    Where do you buy your curtains?
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    Where do you buy your curtains? 2nd Sep 17 at 8:09 PM
    I want to buy some thermal curtains for winter - the thicker, blackout kind. Which shops sell the best value curtains?

    My windows are not standard dimensions so any thoughts on shops which have good value non-standard measurements would be fab.

    Thanks!

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    • DaleHarries
    • By DaleHarries 3rd Sep 17, 3:05 PM
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    You might be best to purchase a pair slightly larger than the window and get them altered, have you got a friend with a sewing machine? At least then you can go for a standard budget curtain, saving you a bit of cash.

    I know that once you're outside the standard frame measurements, it all gets expensive!
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    • By cajef 3rd Sep 17, 5:06 PM
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    In the material shops then my OH makes the curtains we want to fit where needed.
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    • Tealblue
    • By Tealblue 3rd Sep 17, 9:06 PM
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    Try a local curtain shop if you are near a bit town.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 4th Sep 17, 9:21 AM
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    • 4th Sep 17, 9:21 AM
    I saw the blackout curtains on the Argos website not long ago, whether they would fit your windows that aren't standard dimension.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • Zither
    • By Zither 4th Sep 17, 8:06 PM
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    • 4th Sep 17, 8:06 PM
    Thanks all. I have really wide windows that aren't that tall. I suppose I don't mind getting long drop curtains and altering them at a later date... but I suppose I was wondering mostly where you can get the best blackout curtains and so on? Are a cheap pair off eBay just as good as those from Dunelm and so on?

    Thanks!
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 8th Sep 17, 10:49 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 10:49 PM
    Dunelm are pretty run of the mill so I'm sure you'll find curtains in ebay just as good.

    For example, these are 90in wide by 72in drop and £29.99. You could ask the seller if they have a swatch of the fabric?

    3sAAOSwNYRZmOHk">http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THERMAL-BLACKOUT-DARK-BROWN-CURTAIN-Eyelet-RingTop-OR-Pencil-Pleat-Tie-Backs-/162592989304?var=461598869547&hash=item25db4c2078: g3sAAOSwNYRZmOHk


    You can return them but you would have to pay the postage.
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