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Hello All- Anyone know where to get curtains? Or is the trend to buy fabric and have the curtains made? And if yes to the latter, how does one find a seamstress? Thanks!
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Re: curtains

i found mine in the brocki hause and in ikea
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Re: curtains

I bought fabric at Manor and made them.

The neighbour chose something at Möbel Pfinster and they make them for you - this was about 1000chf though, for about 20 meters of windows.

In Migros Mi Casa you can also get a bunch of ready-made things.
http://www.micasa.ch/g3.cms/s_page/3..._level/5002540

I dont think they are that expensive...
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Re: curtains

Manor will make them for you as well.
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Re: curtains

What do you want, in regard to curtains? I bought mine, ready made at Top Tip, and practically all large stores with a home furnishing department, have ready made curtains, Manor, Coop, Migros, Loeb, Globus and of course Interio and IKEA. Most of them come with a band which allows you to change the length of your curtains - it's iron on and really easy to use.
Otherwise, some stores, like Manor and Top Tip, will alter them for you, for a price.
You can get curtains with loops on top or with the threading holes, and if you have a rail system, you can even get holders for the loop curtains. Switzerland might be lacking a few things, but curtains isn't one of them. If you do decide to buy fabric and get them made, then make sure you get the measurements absolutely correct because no one is going to replace them.
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Re: curtains

Depends what you want - quality de-luxe properly fitted, or simple modern curtains- which you can get in IKEA and the above mentioned shops. Make sure you take measurements accurately and CHECK which kind of track/fitting you have. many of the cheaper curtains have loops at the top, which is great with any kind of curtain rod- but no good for most fittings in flats.
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Re: curtains

Or on this forum

http://www.englishforum.ch/sale-want...-curtains.html
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Re: curtains

Actually, I just bought these nifty little gliders which you can attach to the old curtain rail system and use loop curtains. Easy to use and come in different sizes so you can use them on different sizes of rails. And almost all stores have them, so it's really not a problem anymore to buy loop curtains as you can use them with the old system. The gliders I bought are transparent, so you don't even see them and they hold the curtains nice and straight.
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Re: curtains

Don't the loops look a bit 'strange' and redundant, and leave lots of light in?
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Re: curtains

Not at all because the gliders fit right up into the rail. http://www.bonprixsecure.com/ch/ has them if you want to take a look, they are called Schlaufengleiter.
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Not at all because the gliders fit right up into the rail. http://www.bonprixsecure.com/ch/ has them if you want to take a look, they are called Schlaufengleiter.
Is there any chance that you could post a photo of your curtains or would be prepared to pm me one? I've had a look at the website you gave, but still don't quite get how it would work. Thanks very much in advance.
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If you type 'schlaufengleiter' in the searchbox, it shows you exactly how they fit and look. Personally, I don't think they would suit (me) because of the gaps left by the loops and light coming in. My neighbour's daughter always complains about that - her mum stitched the loops onto small gliders - but as there is a neon light outside - light gets in through gaps. But they are a great idea, depending on the room, etc.
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Re: curtains

Do try Conforama for ready-made curtains. They do have a selection.
With cats, I just couldn't be bothered to have any curtains made. I bought some pretty and simple white floor length curtains for the living room. They have a double draw string to pull and shorten to the desired width. All you need is to purchase the hooks.. and lil white plastic thingies.
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Re: curtains

Must say we just have not bothered with curtains a/ because we have good solid wooden shutters b/ they take a lot of the light away even when opened c/ windows open inwards so would 'clash' d/ cat e/ nobody outside to look in as we are in the sticks with garden in front.
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Re: curtains

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I found many curtains but none that seemed ready with the gliders/ tracks and I want to use the tracks that already exist. I would make my own, but do not have a sewing machine here and I am not ready to purchase one yet. Ok- I will keep an eye out for the curtains that come on the type of track I need. I just hadn't seen them here yet. Thanks again!!!!!
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Re: curtains

I got my curtains at CATCH, Lowenstrasse. They a light like a net curtain and let the light through, but are fab colour. They were 53chf for the pair. There is also one down near the Opera house. No website. They tend to sell ethic gifty things, with some furniture and some curtains with a good array of colours. They sell the glidey things for the track too.
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Re: curtains

You may also want to try Fly. We got nice ones for 10chf to 15chf a panel. They are not super light blocking, but we didn't want to block all the light, just get some privacy.

We got the loop ones and got the little plastic things that insert into the tracks. They work great. The loops on our aren't that big and since the tracks are in the ceiling, they let in very little light at the top. Fly also has packages of the plastic attachments for about 10chf for 8.
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Re: curtains

Hi everyone,

I need to buy some curtains for my new apartment, but it has that rail system to hang them. How are those plastic things to adapt to loops called? Does anyone know the french name? Where could I buy them?

Since I'm asking, where do you recommend to buy them in the Geneva area? Ikea, Conforama...? I just need a simple curtain (big, 3 x 2,50 meters) to keep the room as dark as possible
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Hi everyone,

I need to buy some curtains for my new apartment, but it has that rail system to hang them. How are those plastic things to adapt to loops called? Does anyone know the french name? Where could I buy them?

Since I'm asking, where do you recommend to buy them in the Geneva area? Ikea, Conforama...? I just need a simple curtain (big, 3 x 2,50 meters) to keep the room as dark as possible
I got some packs of 50 from Coop (Bau & Hobby) they are called Gleiter / Glisseurs / Scorrevoll.
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I got some packs of 50 from Coop (Bau & Hobby) they are called Gleiter / Glisseurs / Scorrevoll.
Thanks! And do you know if there is just a standard curtain "rail" system or several kinds? I haven't paid attention to how it is mine exactly and I can't go back now to check
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