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Kitchen window treatments

Postby angelalee511 » September 12th, 2016, 6:50 am

This was my project this weekend. The roman shades had been completed, but I still had the top treatments to finish. I got to those this weekend. These pictures didn't turn out well. It's hard with that light coming in from the window.

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I used McCalls 5286 for these and took the Craftsy class too. The pattern would be challenging without the class especially when it comes to folding those pleats. I will have to go back and make notes on this pattern for future reference in case I ever decide to make these again. I have the one little window left over the desk to the right of the kitchen. I have no idea when I'll get to that. :shock:

The pattern prep and cutting took much longer than the actual sewing. When you do tailored treatments like this, you really have to make accurate, straight cuts.

I chose to use an odd number for my pleats after much, much analyzing. :rotflo: My windows are funky sizes. So I went with one panel across the single windows and 3 across the big center window.

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Re: Kitchen window treatments

Postby KathyD » September 12th, 2016, 7:08 am

I think they look great Angela!!! What an accomplishment! Can I send you my window measurements and fabric??? :rotflo: :rotflo: :rotflo:

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Re: Kitchen window treatments

Postby gardenbunnies » September 12th, 2016, 7:13 am

Very nice, Angela! You did a good job. I think that is the pattern that I used to make the valances in my living room many years ago. It was a challenge. I did a different fabric in the pleats and had a gimp trim on the bottom.
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Re: Kitchen window treatments

Postby nonie » September 12th, 2016, 11:20 am

Those look fantastic. You are the window queen!
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Re: Kitchen window treatments

Postby Rosieq » September 12th, 2016, 12:08 pm

Beautiful, crisp, perfection, so exact! Your attention to detail certainly shows! I love your window treatments. I have a stripe for our sunroom, that DH reminded me about...with the sun falling lower in the sky, we need something for the Windows. I have thought about the same style, but, had not thought about doing a valance. Do you have an ironer to get those pleats so crisp? What is your secret?

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Re: Kitchen window treatments

Postby jsm » September 12th, 2016, 1:30 pm

Gorgeous!! You must now love walking into that room!

I made similar window treatments for some windows in our home. That was 16 years ago, when I was more willing to do such things. Not sure I would tackle them now. Those pleats, and all the math, can be quite frustrating. No one would ever know, looking at yours!

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Re: Kitchen window treatments

Postby minnie63 » September 12th, 2016, 8:45 pm

Perfect :sewing: m
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Re: Kitchen window treatments

Postby angelalee511 » September 13th, 2016, 3:04 am

Thank you all for the very sweet words of encouragement.

Linda, a very hot iron with lots of steam and roll back the top and get underneath to the pleat. It helps the top pleats lay flat. You could flip over too, but I find that if you can isolate that pleat on the bottom, you can get it nice and crisp.
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Re: Kitchen window treatments

Postby Bunbun5 » September 13th, 2016, 3:46 am

Beautiful, Angela! One of the first things I was taught was to do everything in odd numbers, whether it was the number of pleats or the length of the window. Gorgeous job, Girl!
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Re: Kitchen window treatments

Postby niener » September 14th, 2016, 8:04 am

These are fabulous, Angela. Custom all the way!
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Re: Kitchen window treatments

Postby Karens Krafts » September 14th, 2016, 9:26 am

I just love, love, love your kitchen Windows!!!!
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Re: Kitchen window treatments

Postby redheadednanna » September 19th, 2016, 9:45 pm

They are just beautiful! So professional looking!!!
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