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From: vmorris828
Date: 01-02-2006, 11:24 AM (1 of 7)
Hi, I am trying to find 1 1/2" grommets for many drapes for my son. I bought some header tape which is 4" wide & very cheap $.50 a yard. He want's black grommets. I will appreciate any help. I have not mess with grommets before. Thanks Valerie
User: vmorris828
Member since: 11-25-2000
Total posts: 41
From: Hogmami
Date: 01-02-2006, 11:39 AM (2 of 7)
Try a hardware store or boat store. Can always spray paint them.
User: Hogmami
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 800
From: MaryW
Date: 01-04-2006, 06:26 AM (3 of 7)
You can find grommets at and and
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: vmorris828
Date: 01-04-2006, 06:43 PM (4 of 7)
Hi, thanks for the info. The 3 web pages didn't have them large enough for me. I need 1 1/2" grommets. I don't even know if it is worth getting the tools for that big a size. But I have lots of windows to do. Any other suggestions will be appreciate. Thanks Valerie
User: vmorris828
Member since: 11-25-2000
Total posts: 41
From: shadylady
Date: 01-05-2006, 12:11 PM (5 of 7)
Large grommets are very pricey and the tools needed can also be steep. There is a grommet tape available that you just sew on and makes it very easy. You can get it HERE ( if you're interested.
User: shadylady
Member since: 09-19-2003
Total posts: 58
From: milehigh2
Date: 03-13-2006, 09:24 PM (6 of 7)
Try a boat supply/parts company. Boat covers use the big grommets and I know they make repair kits. I've used grommets on several projects and I've found the tools that come with some grommet kits (the kind you use with a hammer) are awful. I finally bought a grommet tool and it's wonderful. So wonderful that I got a snap tool too. I think I ordered them from JoAnnes or maybe Plaid.
User: milehigh2
Member since: 03-13-2006
Total posts: 6
From: Valerie Morris
Date: 03-20-2006, 07:21 PM (7 of 7)
Hi, thanks for the info. By the time I buy everything it wasn't worth it. It cost more than the fabric. Thanks anyway. Valerie
User: Valerie Morris
Member since: 12-08-2000
Total posts: 11
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