Roman Blinds - Cotton or Linen?

Ami Todd
25 August, 2016

Hi all,

I have found a fabric that exactly matches my curtains and I am going to use it to make a Roman Blind.

My problem is I don't know what fabric to go for - the women in the blinds shop where I am getting it made suggested cotton twill becuase even though linen looks beautiful, it creases easily. I am not a fan of ironing!

The types of fabric they do can be found on 'fabric guide' on the right side of the page. Any advice?

Comments (3)

  • PRO
    Hamilton interiors

    to be honest any fabric works as a roman blind as unlike curtains the blind will fold into the pleats when up, but cotton hangs the best

    Ami Todd thanked Hamilton interiors
  • Ami Todd

    Thanks, I will probably go for cotton then. This website has 3 types - cotton twill which is meant to be heavier and aparently better for furnishings, prima cotton and combed cotton. Do you think I should go for the twill since it suggests that is for funishings while it suggests the others for craft etc.

  • PRO
    Bloc Blinds

    Hi Ami

    Have you considered
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    Good Luck!


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