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From: toadusew
Date: 10-11-2006, 07:09 PM (1 of 4)
Has anyone here every used Fuse A Shade? It's a roller shade available at JoAnn's and apparently, all you do is iron fabric to it. This sounds really easy, but I want to know if anybody has used it and is pleased or not pleased. All comments welcome!:bg:

We are remodeling our kitchen and now need window treatments. Hubby and I like our privacy so we want something that is opaque and can't be seen through when closed, and has the ability to be open during the day and closed at night.

Also, I noticed (also at JoAnn's) that the Warm Company has an insulated window shade system that looks fairly easy. I like this look and the fact that it's insulated, but the cost may prohibit us from going that route. I have 4 windows and there is glass on the back door that also needs to be covered.

User: toadusew
Member since: 01-08-2005
Total posts: 369
From: woodywoodpecker
Date: 10-11-2006, 10:15 PM (2 of 4)
I have never used fuse-a-shade but have fused material on venetian blinds. I saw a curtain one time that had a picture on it when it was closed and decided I would try my hand at it for my kitchen window. I bought a cheap vertical venetian blind, had to shorten it as it was too long, measured each width of the verticals and length, figured out how much material I would need. Then I fused the all the material and cut it in strips (keeping track of the design on the material)and ironed it on the the verticals. Used different material on each side of the verticals so depending on which way the curtain is turned, you'll have a different picture to look at. I haven't tried to take it off yet and replace it with another picture but I'm pretty sure that it's possible.
Just food for thought for you!
User: woodywoodpecker
Member since: 11-07-2003
Total posts: 242
From: toadusew
Date: 10-12-2006, 08:39 AM (3 of 4)
Wow! That's very creative! And something I haven't thought about. In this particular case, vertical blinds wouldn't work, but that's a creative idea and I just might try it someday (in another room!) Thanks!

Anybody else with creative ideas?
User: toadusew
Member since: 01-08-2005
Total posts: 369
From: ccsmommie
Date: 01-17-2007, 11:39 AM (4 of 4)
Did you ever try the fuse a shade? I was wondering how it worked out?
SAHM to Caroline and Charlie
User: ccsmommie
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 9
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