Wednesday, January 6, 2010

'5 Quick and Easy, No-Sew Window Treatments'

Whether you are staging your home to sell, fixing up the cottage or are just in need of a quick decorating fix, these following five window treatments are quick, easy and affordable.


This window treatment is made with one continuous piece of fabric attached to a mounting board. (A mounting board consists of a 1x3 piece of lumber with coat hooks attached near each end. The board is mounted above the window frame to the vertical studs. This eliminates the need for molly bolts or plastic anchors.) The unfinished bottom edges can be puddled on the floor to hide the raw edges or can be hemmed using Iron-on fusing tape. Note: a wide fabric is required to make these full panels.

.............Mounting board







A scaled down version of the above window treatment. Again one long piece of fabric is looped over a decorative rod rather than mounted to a mounting board. Meant for smaller-sized windows. If you are using a non-reversible fabric you will need to twist the fabric as it is looped over the rod in order to keep the right side out.





This quick and easy, no-sew window treatment again uses one continuous piece of fabric. A double length of fabric is folded in half and draped over a decorative rod. Tie back as desired. The unfinished bottom edges can be puddled on the floor to hide the raw edges or can be hemmed using Iron-on fusing tape. Note: a wide fabric is required to make these full panels.





Once again one continuous piece of fabric is used but this time with an interesting twist. The fabric is looped tightly along the length of the rod, a look that resembles ruching. This type of treatment will allow you to cover a wider area than examples 2 and 3 above. Finish the bottom hem in the same manner as the above no-sew window treatments.





Drapery panels are attached to a decorative rod with clip on rings. A band of ribbon can be fused to the top of the panels (using iron-on fusing tape) to reinforce the edge where it will be clipped. The bottom edge can be finished as in the above window treatments. Note: When using sheer fabric you will need to sew a neat handkerchief hem to finish all edges.



These '5 Quick and Easy, No-Sew Window Treatments'are perfect for Home Stagers. The same piece of fabric can be restyled and reused over and over to create many different looks. To insure that your window treatments look stunning do not forget to thoroughly steam press your fabric prior to hanging.

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