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I need some lengths of curtain weights but what weight for polyester?

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Fluffycloudland77 Wed 18-Nov-20 08:56:46

Full length curtains but polyester lined with cotton from John Lewis. I wanted to weigh them with the long lengths of curtain weights not the round ones.

What sort of weight do they need?.

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7to25 Wed 18-Nov-20 09:41:06

The weight needed will depend on the size of the curtains, with longer curtains needing more. I would think 100g/m is a good start. Heavier if they are very long and lighter if they are short/light.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 18-Nov-20 11:07:16

Their 228cm drop.

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justanotherneighinparadise Wed 18-Nov-20 11:09:59

I was a curtain maker in my previous life and we just attached weights on corners and seams. I have no recollection of different weights for different fabric 🤔

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 18-Nov-20 11:38:34

I tried the round ones from John Lewis, one in each corner but they just don’t hang properly. I ironed them thinking it would help but they billow out slightly & don’t look right.

I’m sworn off curtains for life now. I wanted roman blinds but dh vetoed on cost but with £300 on curtains, best part of £200 on curtain poles I could have just had the blinds 🤨.

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Fluffycloudland77 Wed 18-Nov-20 15:36:56

Well I’ve ordered 10m 100g. Hopefully that will make them hang properly.

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