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06-23-07, 08:23 AM
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Posted By shinealot

OK, for the hand stitching, what kind of thread...

OK, for the hand stitching, what kind of thread do you use? Do you just match to the color of the trim and not worry that the stitches show on the back (the lining)? I read a suggestion somewhere...
06-22-07, 01:17 PM
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Posted By shinealot

Applying trim to curtains

What is the most professional way to apply trim to the edge of curtains? I'm talking about the trim that has a decorative braid and tassels that is meant to lay on top of the treatment (and not sewn...
06-22-07, 01:12 PM
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Posted By shinealot

I do have a sales tax ID, so I'd love to get your...

I do have a sales tax ID, so I'd love to get your source for the rods.

The medallions are a good idea.

Can you give a few more details about how to use the bendable plywood? I've seen that for...
06-19-07, 01:38 PM
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Posted By shinealot

Shadeladie, I finished the rod pocket valance on...

Shadeladie, I finished the rod pocket valance on the arched window and it looks great! It is in a new baby's bedroom and is very cute. Thanks for all your help!
06-19-07, 01:34 PM
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Posted By shinealot

What kind of rod for pleated drapes in arch?

I recently made a rod pocket valance for an arched window and used a flexible clear rod from Kirsch. However, I have seen pictures of pinch pleated curtains on arch windows. What kind of rod do you...
06-07-07, 02:36 PM
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Posted By shinealot

Thanks for the advice. Can you use a serger for...

Thanks for the advice. Can you use a serger for finished raw edges stapled to the top of a valance board? That's the type of thing that bothers me. Do you use the serger on seams that are hidden...
06-06-07, 12:37 PM
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Posted By shinealot

Sergers - any advice on features or models?

I started my own home-based drapery business about 6 months ago. I'm considering whether I should buy a serger. I'm not sure how useful or necessary it would be for my business since I've never...
06-06-07, 12:31 PM
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Views: 8,781
Posted By shinealot

Smile Thanks for all your help! I feel a lot more...

Thanks for all your help! I feel a lot more confident about starting this project now.
06-04-07, 09:58 PM
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Posted By shinealot

Do you mind telling me about both methods for the...

Do you mind telling me about both methods for the arched cloud? I don't mind cutting the curve in the top if that turns out better, but I'm curious about the easier way, too. Do you cut a curve in...
06-04-07, 03:06 PM
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Posted By shinealot

The second way?

I was doing a search for directions for making an arched rod pocket valance, and I found your explanation here. You mentioned that there were two ways to do it; do you mind giving me directions for...
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