The fabric these are made of feels very nice. A slight satiny feel with a thick and heavy weave, yet it looks smooth and delicate. They hang wonderfully and the rod pocket on them is generously sized. All stitching is tight and precise, so they don't look cheap even though they do not cost much! For what these are made out of, I would expect to pay MUCH more that I did. They do darken the room more than a thin microfiber curtain. These are not sold as blackout curtains, so no, they do not block it all out. However they keep the glare off both TV's in our living room wonderfully and I definitely appreciate their room darkening properties. The color of the ones I got (Sky) is a beautiful teal color that I have not seen before. These draped offer other colors that look equally vibrant and I would definitely consider purchasing again for any room in my house.