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Krisallis2007
« on: June 14, 2008 09:50:18 PM »

I just bought these curtains:

I didn't realize they are 44" across while my window is 47" across.  What do you think would be the best way to accommodate that?

1) Cut them in half and add some co-ordinating fabric strip through the middle (like a plain pink)
2) Add co-ordinating fabric to the outside edges.
3) Buy another set (ugh!) and cut them apart and slice them back together (cut one flowery edge off each, and slice the white middles together.

Or another brilliant idea!

Thanks,
Kris
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008 10:04:40 PM »

Is there more options that come with this valance? Like curtains, etc.?

Check out http://www.countrycurtains.com/jump.jsp?itemID=186&itemType=CATEGORY&iMainCat=105&iSubCat=186&viewall=1

Most of the time valances with a top "pocket" you slide (gather) on a rod and are meant to have some gathers (2x the width of the window, and this valance has a pocket at the top.  I know it is shown not gathered.

Most curtain rods have a "return" that is the part that makes a right angle at each end the then attaches to the wall in some way.  It is important for the return to have valance fabric covering the "return" also.

If you want the smooth flat look, I would exercise the third option.  I would cut close to the design adding a 4 or 5 scallop section to the center.

This is a really pretty valance!
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