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Where can these be purchased?

Apparently, I'm looking in all the wrong places. Would prefer a local store (live in Knoxville, TN, so many chains available).
 
Posts: 4404 | Location: In the beautiful Tennessee Valley, between the Cumberland Plateau and the Great Smoky Mountains. | Registered: Jul 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If you do a Google search for Knoxville and you will come up with stores like Home Depot and Walmart as two places listed they carry them. And places sell them online.

Good luck with your search!
 
Posts: 9526 | Location: East Space Coast, Florida zone 9B | Registered: Feb 11, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Here you go.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/1/3/traverse-rods

More rods here.

http://www.homedepot.com/webap...tedCatgry=Search+All

More options here.

http://www.continentalwindowfa...se-Curtain-Rods.html

Some decorative rods here.

http://www.smithandnoble.com/c...ng-track-collections

I like to choose the fabric and have a local seamstress make the pleated panels.

Hope you find the prefect solution!


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Posts: 9318 | Registered: Oct 09, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thank you so much! I am going to check into these links and stores.

My aunt (in Ohio) can't find them either, so I think we simply are not recognizing what we are seeing.

Thank you, Mary Ruth and Beau's Rose!!!
 
Posts: 4404 | Location: In the beautiful Tennessee Valley, between the Cumberland Plateau and the Great Smoky Mountains. | Registered: Jul 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The stores seem to be offering other styles now as "trends" change. I still like the classic pinch pleats though.

A few more here.

http://www.jcpenney.com/dotcom...=cat100260213&N=1503

You can also buy panels and stitch in the pinch pleats. It is straight stitching and just takes a bit of planning. A typical 54" wide decor fabric pleats down to about 25" wide. My panels have 5 pleats.

A How-To for you that I use.

http://www.rowleycompany.com/p...-Drapery-Pleats.asp?


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~So are the days of our lives
 
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Beau's Rose, THANK YOU! Those JCP pinch pleat drapes are perfect--especially loved the sheer voile. They soften a window without blocking any light. We have miniblinds for privacy and those are perfect for softening the window!

And, in other areas of the house, that tutorial is excellent. I have access to some wonderful fabric mill outlets. I'll be able to sew my own.

I've made them in the past, but that was in Home Ec in high school. Remember them being easy, and that's it.

I feel so eager to start looking and sewing. Doing a happy dance!

Thank you so much!!!
 
Posts: 4404 | Location: In the beautiful Tennessee Valley, between the Cumberland Plateau and the Great Smoky Mountains. | Registered: Jul 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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They are very hard to find these days. I needed new curtains fast, because I ruined the old ones I had by washing them (the white thermal backing just disintegrated when I washed them).

I found mine online through JC Penneys, but really the choices are slim. I wanted pinch pleats plus a matching valance, and there just wasn't much to pick from. Replaced them just before Christmas, and Penney's online was all I came up with. In the store they had alot of the current trend with the gromments, but that is just not my look.

Beau's Rose.... I also thought about your suggestion too before buying mine. It would be a little work, but if you can find panels you love, it's a good option. Will still consider that for the future.
 
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alot of the current trend with the gromments

That's exactly what I'm finding in stores, too.

I have to get a swatch sent, but this is the fabric I'm looking to get to make panels and my own pinch pleats to hang on traverse rods instead of the clips.
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Posts: 4404 | Location: In the beautiful Tennessee Valley, between the Cumberland Plateau and the Great Smoky Mountains. | Registered: Jul 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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www.draperyrodsdirect.com sells Kirsch traverse rods @ 20 % off.
 
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Thanks, Charles D!
 
Posts: 4404 | Location: In the beautiful Tennessee Valley, between the Cumberland Plateau and the Great Smoky Mountains. | Registered: Jul 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If you do an online search of HD you can find out which stores in your area have them in stock. Here is a picture of a search I did for you as an example.

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Thank you, Still Tryin. I haven't ventured beyond the HD closest to me--which is out of stock. I forgot they all carry different stuff and I should explore other stores--online!!

Thanks!
 
Posts: 4404 | Location: In the beautiful Tennessee Valley, between the Cumberland Plateau and the Great Smoky Mountains. | Registered: Jul 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You are Welcome!

Love that fabric you have chosen.


~Like sands through the hourglass
~So are the days of our lives
 
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found thid site while searching drapery tape..

http://www.ehow.com/how_502491...s-pleating-tape.html
 
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Thank you, sjf. I'd forgotten about that special tape. I'll look into that option, too.
 
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