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Top Ten Tips – How To Hang Curtains

Tip 1: Always wash hands thoroughly. It’s very easy to forget but after you have been handling dirty tools when fitting your pole it is all too easy to put dirty hands on your clean, fresh new fabric.

Tip 2: Check curtains before hanging. Remove from their packaging and lay them out on a clean, flat surface. Check that both curtains match in terms of pattern and colour, check the stitching of the curtains and check the size of the curtains. Nobody wants to spend time carefully hanging their curtains to stand back and see that one is longer than the other!

Tip 3: Creased curtains? Do not worry. It is likely that your curtains will be creased from their packaging, do not be concerned, the weight of the hanging curtain will ensure all creases drop out over time. If you want to speed the process along it is sometimes possible to lightly iron the curtains before hanging. But, please check with the label or manufacturer first as not all fabrics will respond well to the heat from the iron.

Tip 4: Pull up your curtains evenly. First of all measure the length of your pole, divide the measurement by two and add approximately 2 cm’s for overlap. This is the width that your curtain should be pulled up to. (Assuming you have a standard two to a window, for more or less adjust accordingly.)

Tip 5: Make sure one end of the strings are tied off or stitched down. Grasp all three strings of the opposite end and gently slide the curtain evenly down the strings to the desired width. Tie the remaining string into a slip knot.

Tip 6: Curtains not pulled up evenly? Do not worry. Now your curtain has been pulled up to the desired width you can adjust the gather of the curtain evenly along the string by sliding the curtain to and fro until you have even gather across the width of the curtain.

Tip 7: Count how many hooks you will need. It is advised that curtain hooks are placed in a minimum of one out of every five slots in the heading tape including one at either end. So count how many you need and make sure the exact amount are on your pole or track.

Tip 8: Where to place your hooks? Curtain tape usually has three different positions in which to insert your hooks, one at the top of the tape, one in the middle and one at the bottom. Inserting your hooks into the bottom location will ensure the bottom of your curtain hangs higher, where as inserting the hook in the top position will ensure your curtain hangs lower.

Tip 9: Adjust the hanging height of your curtains. It is advised to insert only the first five hooks in the middle slot, hang your curtain (ensuring a partner is taking the weight of the remaining curtain) and see the height at which the curtain is hanging. To low and move the hooks to the bottom slot, to high and move the hooks to the top slot.

Tip 10: Hanging curtains is a two man (or woman) operation! Ensure you have a sturdy ladder. Whilst one person is inserting the curtain hook into the eyelet of the track or pole the other person must take the weight of the remaining curtain, failure to do this will result in the remaining curtain sliding down the strings and ruining the even gather you have created.

This information has been provided by Merlin Fabrics.

The Soft Tip Dart That Will Settle The Dispute – Bully

The Bully soft tip dart is one dart that can really dish out the punishment to any adversary who tries to push you around on the dart board. The Bully soft tip dart is suitable for the seasoned master or the new kid on the block. Regardless of which category you fall into this hardy dart will assist in giving you the upper hand next time you step up to the hockey. It is a heavier dart that will give you remarkable control along with solid hits. The Bully is precision weighted for greater accuracy and exemplary handling. The Bully is available in three weights and has an impressive grip for terrific accuracy. With three weights to select from you are sure to find the perfect combination that will be compatible with your style of grip and your technique. When it all comes together you will have that intimidating dart in your collection you can go to when you are looking to pulverise a competitor on the dart board.

The Bully features aluminum colormaster shafts that provide the ideal spacing between the flight and the barrel. The shorter the shaft you choose is the more stable your throw is going to be. The Bully is made of 80% tungsten barrels and features the heaviest knurling in the Viper dart line. All three weights feature a barrel with three extra heavy knurled rings followed by precision grooves that awards the player with a supreme grip. With the barrel being made of tungsten it can offer a much slimmer dart that will yield closer groupings. Those closer groupings will sure payoff as you rack up the points when you are mauling an adversary who has come to cause discord for you on the dart board. One should choose the barrel of a dart that best matches their style of grip and throw. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the grip and that it provides an effortless release with optimum control.

The Bully is offered in three weights 16, 18 and 20 grams, one is sure to match your manner of play and style of throw. This dart comes with durable 2ba tips for less bounce out on today’s electronic dart boards. The flights are 2-D Glitter flights. You should consider a slimmer flight for the lighter soft tip darts. It is best to try different shaped flights to find out what type would benefit you the most and compliment your style of play. How fast a player throws will also help to determine what style of flight will aid them the most. You will want all the parts of your dart to be just right when you are doling out a good beat down on the dart board. The set of Bully darts comes with three darts, extra set of flights, nylon shafts, flight protectors, tips and a dart wrench. The Bully soft tip tungsten dart is a terrific dart and will help in elevating your game to the next level.