I Need Help From Crafty People

January 14th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized

Curtain2.jpg I tried to hang this piece of fabric like a scarf across the top of my bathroom window, (valance? swag? what it this called?) but it didn’t work.

I’ve got it nailed up now, but it needs a curtain rod. Here is how it looks now, but I could use some advice. It doesn’t look bad in this photograph, weirdly, but I swear it isn’t quite working. How should I hang this piece of fabric?

Thank you. I’ve been going back and forth to Bed, Bath & Beyond the past couple of days. I bought a comforter, and then didn’t like it, and returned it for another. Then I bought towels but I got the wrong size and had to go back and switch them. And now I have to go back for a curtain rod. I wish I was rich so I could just pay someone to do this for me. I’m not good at this stuff and I don’t really enjoy it.

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  1. 4 Responses to “I Need Help From Crafty People”

  2. By david on Jan 14, 2008

    The item in question is called a valance-and there is something called a valance rod used to hang the thing. My memory of a valance rod has (approx) 2″ legs on each end and can collapse/expand to suit the window.

    The overall effect is akin to a canopy.

    While most ready made valances have sewn folds to accept the rod, one could use drapery hooks to hang a simple piece of fabric.


  3. By nadine on Jan 15, 2008

    The easiest thing would be to get a curtain rod with the rings and clips system so you can just clip the fabric up. I just Googled “making curtain out of piece of fabric” and lots of crafty pages came up 🙂 How did we get through life before Google?
    I like the fabric. Tropical Manhattan!

  4. By Carol on Jan 15, 2008

    Stacy, on an earlier post, you said that the cleaners had lost a really nice comforter of yours. Did they ever find it? Happy New Year to you and the cats!

  5. By Stacy Horn on Jan 18, 2008

    Thank you for the suggestions! Carol, yes, but I just bought a new comforter. I go through these things pretty fast. I have to have white and white doesn’t stay white very long. Plus the cats love to poke holes in them and get the feathers.

    This new one is a down alternative, though, but not because of the cats. But because I don’t want to hurt ducks anymore.

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