A: Hi Anne !!! A girl after my own heart !!! We love it when our customers are just as passionate as we are about soft furnishings. And there are so many different ways you can create a treatment out of your fabric. You can cut the pattern with no break in the pattern - that means cutting the pieces beside each other so that it continues to the side jabots. HOWEVER, doing so requires two cuts of fabric because you lose some of the design when the seams are sewn. You may have to shift the A piece (the main pattern piece) from side to side to center it on the design. Another way would be to center each pattern piece on the design you like and ignore the stripes - which means you may lose them.
If you want two swags (A pieces) then you are ok with the Madelyn and you would just need to alter the pattern piece.
However, another option would be to consider our Eleanor valance pattern as we have already done that for you, somewhat. It has 3 swags for a single window. You may still need to alter the pattern pieces wider or narrower, depending on your liking. Again, you can center the main design in the middle swag then go out from there, continuing the design with each pattern piece as mentioned above. Or not - and center the same design in each one.
When you are thinking about the jabots you have to take into consideration the pattern piece is somewhat in the shape of a triangle so when it falls into place, some of the stripes are going to change direction. We find one stripe and center it then the rest of the stripes fall where they may.
So you see, you have so many options. Give us a call if you would like to chat.
Caterina, Pate Meadows Designs