Tips To Minimize Needle-Holes When Sewing 2-Pass and 3-Pass Blackout Drapery Linings:
- Use a straight stitch.
- Use a maximum of 5 to 6 stitches
- Use a Mercerized
COTTON or a Texturized Polyester THREAD when sewing
Blackout lining - these threads tend to plug up needle-holes.
- Use a Teflon Needle
- Teflon needles will not heat up as much as others. (excessive heat can cause bigger holes).
- Use Loose Tension
- this eliminated making oval shaped holes in
Blackout while sewing.
- Use a “French seam ” or “over-lap stitch” to eliminate needle-holes on seam
stitches. These types of stitches work wonders and provide
a “custom look”
to the finished drapery.
Flame Retardant Testing of Drapery Lining Fabric:
Commercial customers purchasing any Roc-lon® Flame
Resistant (FR) product will receive a Certificate of Flame
Resistance containing specific product information and certifying
that the product has been tested and meets the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA-701) Standard
Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Resistant Textiles and Films
(2004 Edition). Non commercial users may obtain a copy of the certificate upon request.
California Test Method T-19 Small Scale Test:
All Roc-lon® Flame Resistant (F.R.) products
are tested annually and meet the requirements of the State
of California’s Fire Resistance Test Section 1237.1. A copy of the certification is available to customers upon request.
For questions or more information, please call
Rockland Industries, Inc.
at 1-800-876-2566 or fax 1-410-522-2545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.