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    Curtain panels with large grommets

    Has anyone made curtain panels using grommets at the top to run the rod through?

    I have found a place who makes these custom, however they are a bajillion dollars. And, I also have heard that it is tough to do the large grommets on your own. Any advice?

    Thanks,

    shannon

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    big grommets are way easy! you just need the grommet-mashing tool (it usually comes with a package of grommets), a hammer, and a hard surface to pound on. i usually put an old blanket or something on my concrete garage floor to pound them. try a few times on scrap material, and you'll get the hang of it.

    i've tried the grommet-smashing pliers also, and i don't think they work as well.

    the main thing to watch out for is that you don't cut too big of a hole in your fabric, or it will pull away from the grommets. i usually cut an "X" to the size that the tall grommet half will BARELY squeeze through it.

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    thank you

    dear stella,

    thank you so much for your advice. i will look for packets of grommets with smashing tools. i was under the impression that i could only get those with small grommets -- glad to know that the larger kits exist, too.

    my best,
    shannon

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    Re: thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by shannonmc1
    dear stella,

    thank you so much for your advice. i will look for packets of grommets with smashing tools. i was under the impression that i could only get those with small grommets -- glad to know that the larger kits exist, too.

    my best,
    shannon
    If they don't have them at your craft store check a marine shop or hardware store!

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    and thank you...

    i am now on the right path. thanks for your help.

    my best,
    shannon

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    IKEA here in Canada also sells them fairly cheap too, but it'll probably be more fun to hammer at big grommets though and say you made those holes yourself!! :)

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    Well, thank you for pointing that very good, yet slightly embarrassing, point out to me. One would think that I would have known about the IKEA version. I appreciate the tip, and will add these curtains to my wish list for my next trip to the store. They are on sale here in the states as well.

    I was hoping to use material with a pattern, but I guess I could always create a pattern with any number of methods.

    Thanks again!


 

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