Q: How much fabric is needed for the Mims valance? My windows are 23 inches wide.
A: http://www.patemeadows.com/assets/images/Yardage%20PDFs/Mims%20Yardage.pdf This is the link on our website for the yardage requirements for different sizes of windows.
Q: CAN I BUY THESE TO FIT A WIDER WINDOW? 58"
A: All of our instructions include a yardage chart and alterations directions for making virtually any size you need to fit your windows. If you do not see your size window, give us a call at 205.424.1770 ext 2 and we will be glad to assist you
Q: how is this curtain mounted?
A: The Mims valance has a casing that is gathered around the post before the knob is screwed into the end of the post.
Q: Can the length of this valance be easily adjusted using this pattern?
A: Adjusting the length either longer or shorter is very easy. If at any time you are not clear on the instructions, just give us a call or email your technical questions. We are happy to assist you.
Q: With the Mims pattern, can you spread out the knobs so that my 40 inch window just uses 3 finials?
A: The instructions included in the Mims pattern go into full detail for making the swag sections wider if desired. If you have any questions you are welcome to give us a call. We will be happy to assist you.
Q: Would the mims or cuff top be easier to do for an 81 inch window?
A: I would rate the Mims and the Cuff Top equally the same. They are both very easy.
Q: Can this be altered to be board mounted? I have the pattern and I'm ready to make it.
A: The Mims Valance can be board mounted in the same manner the Kasey and Emily Valances are mounted. Simply make a skirt out of a decorative fabric and staple it to the top of the board. This will hang behind the valance to conceal the board. Screw the knobs through the skirt and directly into the board to hang the valance. Sometimes we sew little buttonholes for the screw to go through and sometimes we just clip a little hole with scissors. It will be concealed behind the knob so it is up to you. For further detail just give us a call.
Q: Do you have any really cute knobs like you have pictured for the mims valance?
A: Unfortunately we were not able to obtain stock on these cute knobs. You can find similar ones at Anthropology which can be used with our Post Adapters.
Q: I'm looking for a valance such as the Catherine valance for use over a bay window?
A: The Catherine works wonderfully on a bay window whether using a knob installation or a rod with rings. Occasionally the width of the swag sections will have to be altered but the pattern instructions go into full detail for doing so. You are welcome to call or email me with any questions. I will be happy to assist you.
Q: I love the melon knobs pictured on your pattern. I am concerned about the fact that they have a bolt rather than screw back. Is that a problem screwing them into your post adapters? What is the minimum diameter the knob should be in order to conceal the cable zip ties? Thanks for any help.
A: The bolt works fine screwed into our post adapters. If they are really long, you may have to trim them down with bolt cutters. The knobs need to be at least around 2" diameter to conceal the cable zip ties. This, of course, depends on the thickness of your fabric and how tied you can pull the zip tie.
Q: When mounting the Mims Valance, over a drape , what size posts do I need to purchase?
A: Maria, if you are installing your valance over drapes, we suggest using the posts with the 5.5" projection instead of the 3.75" projection. They can be found here: http://www.patemeadows.com/Finial-AdapterPost-Extender-55-Projection--NEW-IMPROVED-STYLE_p_279.html
Q: The width and length of valance.?
A: The length of the valance is approximately 20 1/2 inches long. By following the directions giving in our sewing pattern, you can make it as wide as you need it to be to fit your window size.
Q: I love this valance and want to make I used to be a great sewer but haven't sewed for about 15 years. Is this easy to make. Hope so because I love it. Could you tell me if this pattern will fit a 23" window, I want to start back into sewing on a small window. And also what accessories can I buy from you to hang it the way you have it pictured. I want to order everything I need at one time? Thanks Holly Fisch
A: The Mims valance is one of our easier valances so you should have no problem. Sewing is like riding a bike. No matter how long it's been it will come right back to you in no time! If you have any questions we are really easy to reach. Give us a call or email for personal attention.
You could do two of the swag portions instead of three or you can alter the swag width down to use three as the photo shows for a 23 inch window. I recommend two. We also recommend making a mock out of a sheet or some left over fabric to decide before cutting into your decorative fabric. We have all the hardware and supplies you will need to make it just like the photo.
Q: what size window does this fit? I have one double window and 2 small windows on the side
A: The Mims sewing pattern, as is, will fit a window 36-42" but our pattern instructions give detailed information on adapting it to other window widths.
Q: What color is the lining? Does the hardware come with the valance or is it separate?
A: The hardware is sold separately and since the valance is custom you will choose any color lining you like.