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From: Valerie Morris
Date: 08-18-2006, 11:33 AM (1 of 2)
Hi, I have not ever sewen up roman shades before. I will be sewing decorate fabric & blk out fabric for the lining. Any suggestions before I cut. Also I have the measurements for outside the window. These curtains are for my daughter & son-in-law. Thanks Valerie
User: Valerie Morris
Member since: 12-08-2000
Total posts: 11
From: shadylady
Date: 08-20-2006, 11:00 AM (2 of 2)
Not sure how much you need to know, but #1, make sure you cut it square and sew the rings on evenly, or it'll hang crooked, #2, don't make your shade more than 2" wider than the window or it'll look like it's floating. You want it to hug the frame. #3, install the board flat against the wall so the shade doesn't project out from the window, or you'll have a large gap at the sides. #4, use a weight rod at the bottom. #5, Consider cutting the shade longer to have an extra permanent 2 or 3 folds at the bottom, so when fully down, it doesn't look like just a flat piece of fabric hanging there.
User: shadylady
Member since: 09-19-2003
Total posts: 58
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