Curtains, Draperies & Shades

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-07-02
  • Publisher: Oxmoor House
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Let there be...shade! This new and expanded edition of a Sunset bestseller breezes in like a breath of fresh air, with everything you need to know to create gorgeous curtains, draperies, shades, and valances. Practical as well as inspirational, Curtains, Draperies & Shades guides you through the process of choosing fabric and hardware, provides easy-to-follow sewing instructions, and gives clear directions for installing your beautiful window treatments, from hanging curtains to rigging shades. More than 100 projects help you select the right window treatments to dress up every room in the house. And new designer touches--from fanciful clips to edge details--will have your friends exclaiming, " Wow, you made those? " Features: New and expanded Sunset classic with more than 100 window treatments Updated format with fresh photography and step-by-step directions Covers the entire process: planning, measuring, sewing, and installation New section on designer details for tiebacks, cascades, swags, edge details, and embellishments

Table of Contents

Getting startedp. 5
A look at window treatmentsp. 6
Color, pattern, and texturep. 10
Window mathp. 14
Before you sewp. 19
Selecting and preparing fabricp. 21
Sewing simplifiedp. 27
Projectsp. 31
Curtainsp. 32
Draperiesp. 60
Shadesp. 68
Valancesp. 90
Cornicesp. 110
Swags and Cascadesp. 118
Special Techniques
Window treatment work sheetp. 16
Adding linings and interliningsp. 18
Planning arched panelsp. 25
Covering a finial with fabricp. 39
Adding decorative edgingsp. 42
Making tiebacksp. 48
Adding a valance to a roman shadep. 79
Finishing shaped valancesp. 101
Making a jabotp. 127
Making floral accentsp. 136
More running swagsp. 142
Designer details
A Fabric Collectionp. 22
Sophisticated tiebacksp. 52
Sophisticated rufflesp. 55
Embellishments for shadesp. 82
Great roller shade hem shapesp. 89
Shade-style valancesp. 103
Embellishments for valancesp. 104
Great pleat variationsp. 107
Great cornice ideasp. 113
Plain and fancy surface finishesp. 117
Great cascade and jabot ideasp. 129
Sophisticated rosettesp. 134
Indexp. 143
Photography creditsp. 144
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