Yesterday we talked about how to start making a Roman Shade. We talked about sizes and then sewing on the Roman shade Tape with rings on the back of the shade. Today we continue:
The top of the shade is then wrapped around the 1×2 header board (that is the length of the window) until the shade was the length that I desired.
There are several ways to mount a Roman shade. One recommended way to get length industrial Velcro that is the size of the window, and place it on the shade and the window where you want the shade placed. This way you can take the shade down when needed.
Another way to hang the shade is to get Curtain or Shade Brackets from the store that will hold your header board.
I decided to just attach the shade with wood screws through the header board directly into the window casing. I did this because my children have pulled the other curtains and blinds off the wall and broken them. I wanted something that would stay up longer. I decided I could spot clean or steam clean any mess I needed to. I also picked darker colors so they would look nicer longer.
I placed the Shade just inside each window, until the header board was flush with the wall and screwed it into the casing. I screwed it directly through the wrapped fabric of the shade. You have to be careful with that or the screw will catch the fabric and twist funny. If this happens, just unscrew, reset the fabric and screw in the screws again. The shade is now hanging in the window and awaiting stringing.
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I hope that you are having a great FALL!! I love this season! Well the weather here has been snowy, rainy and cold. When the weather turns colder, I like to make sure that my windows are covered. This year I decided to add Roman shades to my children’s windows. The thick fabric that I decided to use will help keep the cold air out, as well as sunlight and will provide some privacy when my children need it.
First thing I did was measure my children’s windows. Lucky for me they were both the same size. I then went and picked out some heavy cotton fabric that my children would enjoy. For the little kid’s room I picked out a blue back ground with bright orange circles. It is a fun pattern. For my oldest daughter, she already had white muslin curtains with a purple sheer fabric covering them, so I wanted something that would go with what she already had. So I chose a medium gray with tons of white flowers all over it. The end result is wonderful in her room.
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I have been doing several things as of late. While my main focus has been on writing and then working on the sales site here at Brenda’s Quilt Shop, I have noticed that no matter what, I am always thinking of what I am going to do next.
Bloggers and internet people have been talking about this for a long time. You have to create product. Create, create, create. While I haven’t done much as far as electronic creation and things to help people make money on the net, I have poured tons of time and energy into this site. During the summer we have been creating and pushing halloween items. I am already thinking about Christmas stuff though!
In order to reach our end goal of making a living on the internet, we have to create products that people will want to purchase. And then create some more. And some more.
Brenda has been getting restless lately because she has not been doing much since the new baby was born. She is getting antsy and you can see the results on the last couple of posts as she is repurposing sweaters and scrub tops. she has the drive to keep doing things and creating new things.
We can all have that drive. Entrepreneurs have the drive like that. New ideas will come and go but it is acting on them that can be hard. I have a book full of ideas for things that are just starting or in a half done stage. You have to complete what you create or it does no one any good.
I am going to give everyone who read this homework this week. Think about something to create. And then create it. Do something if it is just a quick one page summary of your goals, a letter to Santa, or founding a new business, Create something! and then come back and tell us about it in the comments.
Brenda will be here tomorrow with a post that should help you think about your creation.
Thanks for reading!
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