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Cuff-Top Valance Sewing Pattern

Cuff-Top Valance Sewing Pattern
Cuff-Top on La Roundel Finials/Knobs
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This fully lined, scallop-edge valance trimmed with piping can be adapted to fit any size window. You can attached the valance to the wall using knobs and post adapters, but a curtain rod with rings can be used instead.


Aviary 2 Damask Dill
Item # EB-958
$8.98/yard from

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Q: Hello, is this valance available for purchase? I do not sew and LOVE this, just the way it is?
Asked by:  - 2/4/2014
A: Kelli, we can custom make this for you. Just give Caterina a call at 205-424-1770. Ext. 2
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Q: for the Cuff top Valance, how many posts would I need for a 74" window?
Asked by:  - 2/14/2014
A: For a window up to 75" you will need 10 knobs. You can also see all yardage requirements as well as hardware requirements for your size window on our website
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Q: Do you sell the pattern for the cuff-top valance?
Asked by:  - 2/20/2014
A: Judy, you are in the right place! Just click on the "Add to Cart" icon in the middle of the page (above) and you are all set.
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Q: Can this pattern be adapted to a canted bay window (not a bow window)?
Asked by:  - 2/27/2014
A: This valance works perfectly in a canted or bay window but a little creativity has to be used to mount the hardware sometimes. When figuring for a single valance to be installed across the entire space rather than individual windows just remember to allow for a horn to fall into the break or bend where the wall angles into the next window wall. Depending on which hardware used- a rod or knob application. You will need to put a ring there if you use a rod. If you are using knobs and posts then the post will need to be placed in the bend or as close to the bend as possible. Sometimes we have to cut a small flat piece of wood and fit it into the bend to create a flat surface for the hardware to be installed on. We can go into further detail if you give us a call. 205.424.1770 ext 2.
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Q: To make the cuffs, do you have to cut the edge to a half moon shape or does the fabric stay straight?
Asked by:  - 3/5/2014
A: To make the Cuff Top Valance you wound need to follow the instructions included with the pattern packet and carefully cut the shape exactly as the full size pattern also included.
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A: Maddy, all the instructions and pattern pieces are included in the pattern. If you have any questions after receiving your pattern, just give us a call.
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Q: can you also make roman shades with this material?
Asked by:  - 3/9/2014
A: This fabric would make a fabulous roman shade!! Go for it!
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Q: my window is 63 inches wide how many of this valances should I get one or two? thanks katherine
Asked by:  - 3/12/2014
A: We would probably only make one valance for a 63" size window
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Q: I would like to make a cafe curtain and not a valance with the cuff top. I do not want the ends to hang lower and I would like the cuff bottom to be straight. Would it be possible you think, for me to adapt your pattern to do what I'm wanting? I have tried to do this on my own however just can not get the droopy effect. Thank you!
Asked by:  - 3/20/2014
A: Kim, to make a cafe curtain it would be best to use our Cuff-top PANELS Pattern ( You would just cut the length shorter than normal for the cafe curtain.
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Q: Will this pattern work with your SUI-VIL fabric railroaded, or will the design look wrong? Many thanks for your assistance.
Asked by:  - 4/18/2014
A: I believe the SUI-VIL can be railroaded to be used on the Cuff Top Pattern. It is a all over print so I don't believe it will look wrong at all.
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Q: Is it reversible, or is it possible to make this reversible?
Asked by:  - 7/13/2014
A: The Cuff Top valance could absolutely be made to be reversible.
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Q: If I want to mount the valance using ties, should the ties be sewn onto the valance with the tie vertical and the seam horizontal, or with the tie horizontal and the seam vertical?
Asked by:  - 9/28/2014
A: It depends on the hardware you are using. If you are running the tie through a ring or around a post then you would want to sew it horizontally. If you are wrapping the ties around a rod then you will want to sew it vertically.
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Q: I am making the Cuff Top Valance for an 89" window using an "outdoor" fabric w/ a medium weight contrast lining. Is it necessary to use an interlining? Also, can the valance be made longer than the pattern?
Asked by:  - 7/14/2016
A: We get this question on a weekly basis. Do I REALLY need to interline? My answer is always "only if you want it to look like it was professionally made". I'm of the opinion that if you take the time to custom make a treatment, why wouldn't you? Interlining sets your project apart from store bought , ready-made treatments. View the video on our website explaining interlining and how it makes such a difference. This video is talking about panels but it will give you a good idea of how important we think it is.

To lengthen your valance you will need to split the pattern piece all the way across the middle and spread the pieces apart the amount you want to lengthen the valance. This insures the integrity of the valance is not compromised. As always, any time you are altering a pattern - MAKE A MOCK out of lining first. Then use the mock as your new pattern.
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