Creative Window Treatments: Curtains, Shades, Top Treatments & No-sew Styles

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About This Book:We're freshening up an old favorite! Creative Window Treatments, from the Arts & Crafts For Home Decorating series, has sold over 300,000 copies since it was first introduced in 1992. This new take on that original book offers all of the tried-and-true content for basic window treatments, with updated fabrics, styles, and hardware, and features some newer techniques when needed. Both photos and text have had minor revisions, giving the book a more ...
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Overview


About This Book:We're freshening up an old favorite! Creative Window Treatments, from the Arts & Crafts For Home Decorating series, has sold over 300,000 copies since it was first introduced in 1992. This new take on that original book offers all of the tried-and-true content for basic window treatments, with updated fabrics, styles, and hardware, and features some newer techniques when needed. Both photos and text have had minor revisions, giving the book a more contemporary feel while maintaining the how-to content that everybody loves.
Highlights: An updated revision of an all-time Arts & Crafts series bestseller. Features strong how-to instructions for basic window treatments, including expert advice on installing hardware.

Ideas to create professional quality window treatments.

Covers basic window treatments, designer window options, top treatments & accessories.

Includes no-sew projects and techniques, like etching, faux stained glass, silk and dried flower arrangements and creative uses of shelves and shutters.

Full-color step-by-step photos and illustrations show the reader how to create simple rod-pocket curtains to more advanced swags and cornices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865733442
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing International, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Series: Arts and Crafts for Home Decorating Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.81 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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Creative Publishing international is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company's current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting & fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black & Decker and Singer.

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.

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Table of Contents

Selecting a Style 4
Styles of Window Treatments 6
Styles for Specialty Windows 10
Hardware Needs 12
Installing Hardware 14
Installing Mounting Boards 16
Measuring the Window 18
Cutting & Seaming Fabric 20
Basic Window Treatments
Rod-pocket Curtains 25
Self-styling Curtains 32
Pleated Draperies 37
Designer Window Treatments
Tie-tab Curtains 51
Relaxed Roman Shades 56
Lace Cloud Shades 62
Curtains from Sheets 67
Curtains from Kitchen Towels 69
Easy Swags 73
Top Treatments & Accessories
Basic Top Treatments 80
Tapered Valances 82
Valances from Table Linens 86
Cornices 91
Vent Hose Cornices 97
Floral Top Treatments 99
Tiebacks 102
Customizing Hardware 106
Alternative Window Treatments
Shelves 114
Shutters 116
Faux Stained Glass 119
Etched Glass 123
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