Grommets – the new way


I love finding new ways of doing things. A new ‘gizmo’ available on the market has made it possible to have grommet topped drapes close with all the pleat fullness moving along the rod, like normal pleated drapes. Until now, when grommet panels are closed, each pleat must be moved across the rod individually. The upper left picture is the panels stacked, the upper right picture is the panel closed. The picture above is the drapes half drawn showing the pleats moving along quite nicely. No fiddling with each pleat. Cool.

Just a side note to these drapes. ( They are in my TV room). When I got my sofa two years ago I wanted to slipcover it in this fabric but at $58.00 per meter (from one of my Designer Fabric books) it was too expensive. I found the fabric at a local Fabricland a few weeks ago on sale for $11.00 a meter. Because it is upholstery fabric, although light weight, the pattern is railroaded so the drapes couldn’t be long. But I love them anyway.

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2 thoughts on “Grommets – the new way”

  1. I sent you an email….
    But, if you attach the grommets together along the back — the window side — you can have them open and close easily and cleanly. The instructions are in the ‘click here for the downloads’ on the front page, or here:https://www.designsewlutions.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/grommet-help-2.pdf. Its really easy to do, and it makes such a difference. And here’s a link to see it in action:https://www.designsewlutions.ca/grommet-movie/

  2. You said “I love finding new ways of doing things. A new ‘gizmo’ available on the market has made it possible to have grommet topped drapes close with all the pleat fullness moving along the rod, like normal pleated drapes.” but never said what the new ‘gizmo” is.

    I’ve searched online, but can’t find what the “gizmo” is, or what it’s called.

    Can you help? I have 6 panels in front of sliding doors, and 4 panels on double windows. It’s a lot of money just for the panels (ready made) to have them look awful when they are closed.
    HELP!!
    Kathy

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