Cover image for Creative window treatments : curtains, shades, top treatments & no-sew styles.
Creative window treatments : curtains, shades, top treatments & no-sew styles.
Publication Information:
Minnetonka, MN : Creative Pub. International, [2000]

Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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TT390 .C72 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Home Improvement

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A handbook on creative window treatments. It features how-to instructions for basic window treatments, including advice on installing hardware. It also covers designer window options, top treatments and accessories. There are no-sew projects and techniques, like etching, faux stained glass, silk and dried flower arrangements and creative uses of shelves and shutters. Colour photographs and illustrations show the reader how to create simple rod-pocket curtains to more advanced swags and cornices.

Author Notes

The editors of Creative Publishing international have created dozens of best-selling titles in the fields of home repair, home improvement, home decor, and landscaping.

Table of Contents

Selecting a Stylep. 4
Styles of Window Treatmentsp. 6
Styles for Specialty Windowsp. 10
Hardware Needsp. 12
Installing Hardwarep. 14
Installing Mounting Boardsp. 16
Measuring the Windowp. 18
Cutting and Seaming Fabricp. 20
Basic Window Treatments
Rod-pocket Curtainsp. 25
Self-styling Curtainsp. 32
Pleated Draperiesp. 37
Designer Window Treatments
Tie-tab Curtainsp. 51
Relaxed Roman Shadesp. 56
Lace Cloud Shadesp. 62
Curtains from Sheetsp. 67
Curtains from Kitchen Towelsp. 69
Easy Swagsp. 73
Top Treatments and Accessories
Basic Top Treatmentsp. 80
Tapered Valancesp. 82
Valances from Table Linensp. 86
Cornicesp. 91
Vent Hose Cornicesp. 97
Floral Top Treatmentsp. 99
Tiebacksp. 102
Customizing Hardwarep. 106
Alternative Window Treatments
Shelvesp. 114
Shuttersp. 116
Faux Stained Glassp. 119
Etched Glassp. 123