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Thread: French Braid Valance

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    French Braid Valance

    I have just completed. 2 pictures show with light coming thru and the last picture is with the blind closed but colors seems faded. I still have 1 more panel to do as a tablerunner.
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    Awesome colors. I love the french braid - Nice job.

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    How pretty.........just a suggestion...get some muslin and back these. It will enable them to last longer and not fade so fast. The sun is brutal and you have the reflection off the snow. Your work will fade quickly with all of that brightness going on.
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    That is absolutely beautiful! I love it! Are those lined at all? I'm a stained glass fan and this is just gorgeous! Bookmark!

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    When the light hits that panel, it's awesome! Great job! Love stained glass! Yours is a winner!

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    Wow, really a beautiful choice of colors. Nice work.
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    Love it! What a great idea!
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    That is gorgeous!
    Is it hung by a sleeve sewn onto the backing or is the backing itself stitched with a 'tunnel' for the curtain rod to go through?
    Thanks for posting this; it'd add interest to any room, especially a sewing area.

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    That is beautiful. Looks like real stained glass.

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    Very Nice
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    Your valance is gorgeous! I know to stop them from fading you would have to line them BUT then the light wouldn't show through and they wouldn't look like stained glass as much. You did a beautiful job!

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    Gorgeous! I have 4 sets of blinds like yours. I wanted to rip them down (OK, they are custom, I would cry!) but you have shown me an alternative to spending big bucks!

    I'd line them too, so they don't fade. And I love the idea of a table runner to coordinate.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Oh Wow! Love the fabric and the stained glass look. Beautiful!
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    Wow, that is beautiful. I LOVE it when I see pics of quilt designs being used in such creative ways. Kudos!
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    I love them! I am in the process, as I finish UFOs, of re-doing my sewing room. My hubby is building me a new sewing table and wall cabinets. I need something to go across my window, and that is a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Your valance is beautiful, thanks for sharing!
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    Very pretty!

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    I love your valance, looks so much like stained glass, remarkable colors.
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    Absolutely gorgeous, love the colours, really sparkle like a stained glass window effect

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    Very pretty. I love the stained glass effect.

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    The valance has a backing but the light is bright.


    Doris

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    I sewed the main fabric and backing together then measured 3 1/2" on the top then turned that to the back and sewed it. The curtain rod goes through that.


    Doris

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    Stunning valance!
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    Great job. The colors really pop.

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    It looks like stained glass....great job!

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