For the hangers, cut fabric 1.5" x 7.5". Iron under the two long sides 1/4". Fold the stip in half lengthwise
and stitch close to the edge. Serge across both ends (or otherwise finish them so they won't fray). Pin one end
about 1/2" away from the edge, on the wrong side of the valance. Fold the strip's loose end back toward the valance and pin
it next to the first end. Stitch in place. Pin all strips this way, at a distance of 7.5" from one another. Pin them all
into place before stitching to be sure they are placed correctly before stitching. Refer to the photograph at the top of the page.
MAKE AND INSTALL THE KNOBS
Wood spools and balls
found at Walmart
Stain, staining cloth, protective gloves
The balls MUST have a flat base, so they will fit onto the ends of the spools. Put down newspaper or butcher paper
to protect your table or work space. Be sure to have adequate ventilation, and follow the directions of the stain manufacturer. Use
gloves and protect your clothes. The wood spools and balls come in bags of 12-15. Staining can be done before or after
the hole is routed out at the end of the spool.
Prepare spools for installation screws
One end of each spool must be routed out so that when a screw is installed through the spool, the
head of the screw
with sit flush with the end of the spool.
Install stained spools onto wall
Carefully measure and mark for each spool (see window measuring directions above). Install an anchor into the wallboard for each screw
(photograph on left below). Use a screw to install each spool onto the wall (right below). I placed my spools 6" above the
window and 5" apart. Be sure that they are an even distance from the ends of the window.
Glue the stained knobs onto the ends of the spools. Allow to dry. Hang curtain valance and side panels. Refer
to the photograph at the top of the page to see a finished knob.