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    A roman blind and pole swag made using an M'Fay pattern, tails shortened to customer's requirements. The fabric came from a new readymade curtain bought to match other furnishings in the room. Swag cut on the cross, tails not so that they were in the same orientation as the blind.
    Louise


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    Nice job Louise - I love scarf drapery

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    • #3
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      Louise

      I absolutely love this treatment from top to bottom. The swag really complements the blind. Cut on the cross too. The dark trim on the edge is a really nice detail. I have taken a mental note of this and might do something similar one day. Nice pole works well. Beautiful
      Karen Rhodes
      Karen Rhodes Design
      Pole Design

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      • #4
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        This is a beautiful window treatment! Have I seen this on your website? Do you mind me 'borrowing' your idea for a lady who's having a new kitchen and has only ever had fussy curtains? I would love her to have romans but she thinks they are too plain. I think this would be perfect.

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        • #5
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          No problem Jules. Yes, its on my site but by all means print it off and show her. PM me if you want any info about making it, trims etc.
          Louise


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          • #6
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            Wow this is beautiful. How have you atached the fabric to the pole

            Would you like to come & make curtains for me
            Regards
            Mairi

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            • #7
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              Holding the swag in place was a challenge....it's a metal pole. I thought of self-adhesive velcro but wasn't confident about the long term strength of the glue. Then I thought of the plastic cable ties you can buy from DIY places - various lengths but with a small ratchet device.
              They are easy to find in white/black to tone with the fabric and lock tight to hold the fabric in place - and cheap!
              Louise


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              • #8
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                This is really beautiful Louise. The shape & colours really work. If you don't mind, I might suggest it to the customer I saw today. She needs a blind as there is no room for curtains but a blind alone wouldn't look very cosy in a bedroom - this would really soften the look. Having said that, I suspect she's going to be a real pain so maybe I'll see how she reacts to the quote I've already sent before I expend any more energy on her.
                Jane

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                • #9
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                  Hi Louise

                  Could you tell me exactly how you used the cable ties?

                  It's a beautiful window treatment

                  Thanks
                  Angie

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                  • #10
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                    The way the pole swags are structured you pleat them at the point the seam to attaches the tails to a given width (this is following the instructions from the pattern) and stitch to hold the pleats in place. Then when you place the swags on the pole the line of stitching should be parallel with the pole itself. For a wooden pole they suggest tacking or stapling in place. As this was metal, I wrapped the plastic ties around the pole and fabric at the seam point and closed the tag loosely. Then I dressed the pleats so that the swag looked nice, and hid the plastic tag. Once I was happy, I drew the tag up tight and snipped off the long end.
                    Louise


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                    • #11
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                      Is the cabletie around the pole or around the bracket?
                      Regards
                      Mairi

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                      • #12
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                        It's around the pole - but I think the important thing is to place it where the pleats are that create the swag effect. This may or may not be the same place as the bracket I suppose, as this varies with the pole and fitter. These ties pull up pretty tight an lock in place so they hold the fabric tight to the pole. You would need to cut them off if ever you wanted to re-dress the swag or remove but they are very cheap to replace. I think I got a bag of 50 for a couple of pounds in Robert Dyas.
                        Louise


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                        • #13
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                          Hi Louise,

                          I have seen this photo on AW and think it is really nice. I have found cable tidies excellent for holding one piece scarf drapes onto a pole, and also for shortening tassel tie-backs.

                          They are £1 for 100 in my local £ shop, mixed sizes and colours.

                          Sye,

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                          • #14
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                            Hi Louise,
                            I know this thread is a bit old but I have a client who would like this exact scarf drapery in her kitchen. Was the M'fay pattern from Collybrook and was it the basic one?!
                            Thx
                            V

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                            • #15
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                              HI Victoria,
                              I don't think I have the pattern that Louise used, but I can certainly get it for you. PM me if you would like.
                              Kind regards
                              Pen Harrison
                              Colly Brook Fine Furnishings

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