Just wanted to help all you ladies out there who find it difficult to think of excuses why you need to buy more fabric........try these out!!

1. It insulates the loft
2. It helps keep the economy going. It is our patriotic duty to support cotton farmers, textile mills and quilt shops
3. Because it's on sale
4. It keeps without having to refrigerate it..you dont have to cook it to enjoy it. You never have to feed it , change it, wipe its nose or walk it.
5. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously empty spaces in the house, like the ironing board, hoover, etc
6. When a big earhquake occurs all the fabric shops might be swallowed up and never seen again.
7. It's not fattening. It calms the nerves and makes you feel good.
8.Buy it now before your husband retires and decides to come shopping with you now he has more spare time!!!!!!!!

But seriously.
When making your own curtains, you can choose from a wider range of fabrics, including the more unusual types. You're also less likely to find someone else with the same curtains as you!

On the other hand, ready-made curtains come in many textures and colours, so there's still plenty of choice if you don't want to make your own.

Curtains can be relatively simple to make, but still require some degree of skill. You'll also need a sewing machine, unless you plan to sew by hand.

You can tailor home-made curtains to your exact requirements, which is especially useful if your house has non-standard sized windows.

You may want tie-backs, pelmets, cushion covers and other matching accessories.

If you make your own, the final look of your curtains is determined by your own skill. This may be an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on your abilities.

Home-made curtains can look very attractive, and save you a lot of money on your energy bills through the long cold winter months.