Stupendous Valance

Project Description

What are you most proud of? One done, the second valance is ready to be finished. Almost there. A friend always asks me, "Is there anything you are happy with when you are done?" This time I can honestly say "YES! I am very happy with these!" What advice would you give someone starting this project? Because of the thickness/size, I couldn't (didn't want to) keep turning the fabric in the machine to finish the piece. So I did LOTS of single lines all in the same direction. I feel good about attaching a separate casing. I don't think a standard cafe rod casing would work (a 2.5" hem, split) I think there is too much shifting of the fabric, so it would be hard to get a nice clean flat area.

What you will need

  • fabric
  • threads

Q&A with Claire H

Darns asked:
So wonderful!
Claire H answered:
Thank you.
Carol Ann Waugh asked:
I don't know what to say. My heart stopped when I saw your piece. It's such a beautiful, rich and unique way to frame a window. I'm stunned. You are amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing this truly stupendous piece.
Claire H answered:
Wish I could settle on an idea for ONE more project. I have about a 20 going through my head. Grrr. Sewing in the basement, with new valances on these hot afternoons will be FUN.
KathyGM asked:
I LOVE this.
Claire H answered:
Thank you. I just wish I would get the pillows done now.
Magenta30 asked:
A wonderful way to make a personal artistic statement in your home. Beautiful.
Claire H answered:
Thank you.

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