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    These are the windows I worked on recently with swags in a 3-sided bay. They are my first 'major' swag project.

    I have made some trumpets for the internal corners as you can see the outside edges of the curtains, but they are yet to be fixed in place. The tails were kept shorter at customer request. Each side of the bay is a slightly different size which meant I had to alter the size of the swags for each window.

    The second picture is another window in the same room. I think I prefer the finished effect of these swags as they have a slightly larger overlap.
    Louise


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    Very nice Louise, and I'm pleased you otped for the M&D swag style rather than the Lorna Anne cut and you don't notice the bulk where the points meet.

    Philip
    Have you registered your business yet?

    http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


    A MyDecozo Directory

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    • #3
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      Oh Louise they are absolutely gorgeous - a fantastic job
      Ursula

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      • #4
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        Louise, what a stunning window treatment for a stunning window! Thank you so much for posting!

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        • #5
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          Thanks all for your comments - I am pleased with them, although there are small things I would do differently next time. My fingers have just about recovered from hand stitching through all those points to join the swags at each side - I wish I could cope with using a thimble.

          Out of interest Schuhby - what is the difference between a M&D and L Anne cut?
          Louise


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          • #6
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            Absolutely amazing - you must be really pleased with the result ........ I've only ever made one swag as part of my course, and would be very nervous about doing the "real thing" - Well done.

            C.B.
            France

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Louise
              Out of interest Schuhby - what is the difference between a Merrick & Day and L Anne cut?
              The M&D swags meet at one point at each side where as the Lorna Ann type have pleats at each side, as shown in the picture below. The M&D style suit period windows so well in my opion.

              [attachment=0:1h0fuyq3]VILLADESTAY%20swag%20cameo.jpg[/attachment:1h0fuyq3]
              Have you registered your business yet?

              http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


              A MyDecozo Directory

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              • #8
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                They look gorgeous Louise, I think the bay window is stunning.....well done you!!
                Natalie
                Natalie

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                • #9
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                  So, the Lorna Anne ones spread the 'layers' across the top of the board and the M&D ones all come from the same point?

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Jules
                    So, the Lorna Anne ones spread the 'layers' across the top of the board and the Merrick & Day ones all come from the same point?
                    Yes! Thanks Jules
                    Have you registered your business yet?

                    http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


                    A MyDecozo Directory

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                    • #11
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                      Louise that is a fabulous job. I bet you are chuffed to bits. Lovely....
                      Kindest Regards

                      Penny

                      Denton Drapes

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                      • #12
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                        Well done Louise,
                        Personally I dont like swags, and try and avoid if at all possible.
                        Beautiful windows though, and obviously lovely garden!!!

                        regards Helen

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                        • #13
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                          Thanks for the clarification Schuhby/Jules - I prefer the overall effect of the folds meeting at one point.
                          Louise


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                          • #14
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                            beautifully done Louise. I too have done Lorna Anne and Merrick and Day and prefer the latter especially on older windows.

                            Irene

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                            • #15
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                              They look beautiful Louise and really suit the windows, you must be really proud of your work. Are they to be pulled over the radiators or are there blinds too? Its a right pain when you get those covered rads under windows is'nt it.
                              Janie

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