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    We are moving. and i need low cost curtains! this house has a ton of small long windows and the front door is 2 french doors!!! i hate blinds! i love washable, easy care, nothing fancy. i don't sew with a machine and if i start now i can get some easy simple styles done by hand by the the time we move, but i cannot find any good buys on fabric! help!
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    any good online CHEAP window covering site!

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    When we first moved into each of our houses, all of my curtains came from Kmart, Target, etc. I'd buy plain colored panels for $12-20 per window-- that was about the cheapest I could find. Then, after we'd been there for a while, I'd slowly replace them with nicer things. Good luck!

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    Try using bed sheets.

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    If u like valnces, u buy the premade on aroll cut as u go, or use flat sheets to make plain curtians. For french doors some people make simple sheer or lace curtains , both ends have small rod for the top and bottom of the door to hook o . and tie a small bow or tie of same material.

    http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/htm...w_valance.html

    http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/htm...indow_tre.html

    http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgur...l%3Den%26lr%3D
    (u can buy premade simpler ones then this at the stores on a roll.)

    http://sewing.about.com/library/weekly/n032900a.htm

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    No advice on the curtains but do have thoughts on hanging them. When dd got her first apt. she had a sliding glass dor to cover & a super wide window. We went to home depot & bought pvc pipe,end caps and some metal brackets to support it. We spray painted everything white and used support at the ends & in the middle . It looks great & cost us less than $5 total for rods & hardware. Looks great. Bought the curtains at JC Penny on sale

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    Check out your local thrift stores and goodwills. Ours often have not only curtains but sheets, tableclothes and lenghts of material. All of these can be used to cover windows. Also rods can be found here too.

    Laurie in Bradenton

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    ohhh all very good ideas! i will scour the thirft stores first thanks guys

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    Do you have a "Ross Dress for Less" near you? I got some really lovely luxurious looking curtains for less than $20. There was some cheaper ones, but I wanted some gold in the fabric.

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    I would get the size you need and then use one of the seam binding tape glue things....stitch witchery? is that one? its pretty strong and looks good too....I use it for hems sometimes cause I ammiserable at straight lines.

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    yeah we have a ross! I got it at Ross! LOL i just talked with a friend today who said she found some cute valences for her bedroom there! so i will go check. i was also thinking of using that glue stuff i wonder if it holds up to washings?

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