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From: barcar1
Date: 02-11-2007, 09:09 AM (1 of 4)
Can y'all give me some places to shop for supplies that are reasonably priced? I'm making about 10 roman shades for my house so need a bunch, but I'm not a business so can't qualify for some of the big suppliers. I need roman shade tape, plastic sew on rings, refills for my quilt basting gun, shade ribs and a few other little things.
User: barcar1
Member since: 09-05-2005
Total posts: 2
From: beachgirl
Date: 02-11-2007, 10:03 PM (2 of 4)
My first thought is : do you have a Jo-Ann's or Hancocks Fabric near by ? They both have coupons you can get by mail or over the net. Would take awhile I know to get all the things you need but would save some money. Maybe some friends would help you out with some coupons they aren't going to use. Wal-Mart has those produts now. All the fabric depts aren't gone yet. Sould be cheaper there as well. Others might have better suggestions for you.
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: sewingbeth
Date: 02-15-2007, 02:24 PM (3 of 4)
If you can use wooden dowels, you might save some $ at Home Depot or Lowe's.

The shade tape now includes the plastic rings. I made 2 shades last week and was very surprised when hanging them after they were both finished, to find the needle had left holes :mad: through the fashion fabric, lining, and tape so that the light from the window shows through in vertical holey lines!

I used a no. 18 needle, thinking it needed to be a heavy one. I wish the holes were not there.

User: sewingbeth
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 3
From: Nina Christen
Date: 02-15-2007, 04:05 PM (4 of 4)
Hi, I have browsed this site but haven't used it yet.
Maybe this will be of help to you.
Good Luck,
User: Nina Christen
Member since: 05-02-2003
Total posts: 36
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