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blackout lining, which is right/wrong side?

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eeky Sat 06-Jun-09 22:22:27

I have bravely cracked open the new sewing machine and will be attempting to make roman blinds for dd's room. Starting with narrow window and workking way up to large one! I have lovely cream fabric with pink dots (very Cath Kidston but from Dunelm Mill...) Lining with blackout fabric from there too. I've not used this before and don't know which is the right side - one is very smooth and slightly shiny, the other is slightly rougher. Or maybe it doesn't matter?

Think the woman that cut the fabric for me in shop did tell me but have forgotten - am such a crap mum that dd is 13 months old and still haven't made up the blinds; bought stuff prob when she was 6m old blush. In my defence, she slept so well as a tiny baby didn't need them but this year is waking earlier with sunrise.

sorry for ramble!

dizzyday07 Sat 06-Jun-09 22:41:57

I always count the shiny side as the wrong side - whether this is right though I don't know!!

yousaidit Sat 06-Jun-09 22:44:41

can you hang on til tomorrow? dd is asleep so i don't want to go in her room and risk waking her, but i've got the same stuff as you so i can check and update tomorrow so you use the right side?

eeky Mon 08-Jun-09 20:31:32

would appreciate that yousaidit

blowninonabreeze Mon 08-Jun-09 20:34:04

I think I have the same dunelm mill fabric! Also made into a roman blind with black outs for DD1. Looks lovely!

However on the subject of the black out - it makes no difference. Personally, with that fabric I used the non shiny side as the right side as I thought it looked better.

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