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From: Marion B
Date: 03-10-2003, 12:33 PM (1 of 5)
Hi -- Does anyone have any experience in using hem wieghts in curtains?

I am making a shower curtain out of light weight checked gingham for my daughter. Since the fabric is so thin, I wondered if I should weight the hem so it stays put on the outside of the tub. (No, I'm not thinking of magnets.)

Do you leave the weights in when you put in the washer and dryer? Can I use quarters for weights rather than the purchased ones?

These are for the kids bathroom, so you know they will have heavy duty use.

Any help will be appreciated! Thanks.
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Member since: 08-15-2000
Total posts: 39
From: MaryW
Date: 03-10-2003, 01:16 PM (2 of 5)
Hi Marion, yes weights will be necessary with a shower curtain. You can use washers from nuts and bolts too for weights. They go thru the washer and I have never put one in the dryer. I hang them wet.
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User: MaryW
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 03-11-2003, 01:07 PM (3 of 5)
She said gingham. That can go in the dryer .. It doesn't need to be hung wet like the main shower curtain does, do you think..??Seems to me, it would be OK to dry the gingham outer curtain in the dryer for a few minutes, anyway..:cool:
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: Marion B
Date: 03-20-2003, 11:48 AM (4 of 5)
I just have to brag a bit. Finished the red and white checked gingham shower curtain for my grandchildren's bathroom and it is adorable! I added two rows of black large rick rack on the bottom hem.

My daughter had hand painted a few red and black lady bugs strolling across the walls, footprints and all (along with other garden type items) and the curtain really picks up the colors well. I understand the kids said "awsome" when they saw it.

Sure makes you feel good when something turns out well! :bg:
User: Marion B
Member since: 08-15-2000
Total posts: 39
From: Llantrisant
Date: 05-17-2003, 10:05 AM (5 of 5)
You can also use instead of weights, the stick and loop tape,this can be seen in haberdashery store,instead of weights the shower curtain sticks to the sides of the wall so when showering it won't stick to your skin.It is self sticking to the wall i believe so now glue is nessesary.:bg:
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User: Llantrisant
Member since: 06-02-2002
Total posts: 144
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