Created by: Sue Sampson & Ellen DeLucia
Project

Bay window!

What are you most proud of? I was so happy that my client loved it! I stayed up late one night planning the cutting - it took awhile but I knew that it had to be perfect. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I would advise you to take the extra time to plan this properly AND purchase an extra yard of fabric when working with prints. This way if you cut a piece improperly, you have extra fabric!

You Can Make This

Sue Sampson & Ellen DeLucia made Bay window! with:

Sewing Custom Valances

Online Class

Sewing Custom Valances

with Sue Sampson and Ellen DeLucia

  • I used a graphic lattice print fabric. The toughest part was cutting it out! I will only mark this as advanced because of the cutting issues - the print had to repeat perfectly across the valance. Otherwise
  • stitching it up was a breeze.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I was so happy that my client loved it! I stayed up late one night planning the cutting - it took awhile but I knew that it had to be perfect. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I would advise you to take the extra time to plan this properly AND purchase an extra yard of fabric when working with prints. This way if you cut a piece improperly, you have extra fabric!

Q&A with Sue Sampson & Ellen DeLucia

Kelly Dannemann asked:
This is beautiful!! When you do the bay window do you treat them as separate boards with separate fabrics?
Sue Sampson & Ellen DeLucia answered:
You use separate boards that are placed end to end and you mount ONE valance that was planned to have pleats where the two side boards meet the center board.
Eastern Quilter asked:
I meant valance .....darn spell checker! Lol!
Sue Sampson & Ellen DeLucia answered:
Happens to me all the time!
mart78880 asked:
how much did this project cost you for materials?
Sue Sampson & Ellen DeLucia answered:
I purchased 5 yards of face fabric (extra included for matching prints), 1 yard of contrast banding fabric and 4 yards of li