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  1. Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk
    November 20, 2010 @ 2:58 am

    It looks remarkable. I'm so happy you went with the blue and white. It was a wonderful choice. Great job on your sewing and tutorial. Why do you use an ivory lining, as opposed to a white lining? Just curious. I figure there must be a reason.


  2. Samantha
    November 20, 2010 @ 3:04 am

    THe blue and white drapes look beautiful! Good job đŸ™‚ And thanks for the tutorial!


  3. NanaDiana
    November 20, 2010 @ 3:16 am

    Love the blue and white. Thanks for the tutorial-you did a great job! hugs- Diana


  4. Angie
    November 20, 2010 @ 3:35 am

    The look amazing!!!!


  5. Julie Scott
    November 20, 2010 @ 4:43 am

    I am happy you went with this choice- it looks great!! I also enjoyed that how-to…I love easy how-to's on sewing! can't wait to see what you find!


  6. kathie
    November 20, 2010 @ 12:42 pm

    The panels are gorgeous and I especially love the pop of color ~ so fun!


  7. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    November 20, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    Your drapes look gorgeous, Julie! I'm looking forward to seeing you pull your library together. Sometimes it's good to just let things find you! I'm sure it will all come together really well.

    Although, I have to say one of the first things that comes to mine is some kind of map wall art project. I'm sure you could replicate something that I've seen at either Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware, and The Graphics Fairy has shared some maps on her blog. And there's my 2 cents for what it's worth! : )


  8. Jen Borden
    November 20, 2010 @ 2:31 pm



  9. Amy
    November 21, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

    Wow! Great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing this. I was just thinking that I needed some new curtains in my living room and I wanted to try and make them myself. I am visiting from Under the Table & Dreaming.


  10. Pam @ diy Design Fanatic
    November 22, 2010 @ 2:48 am

    Your draperies are absolutely gorgeous!


  11. Anonymous
    November 24, 2010 @ 8:29 pm

    Thanks For blog with usable informations.


  12. 723.home.plain & simple
    June 18, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

    You just made my day! I have been wanting to get BRAVE and try panels…this was a wonderful tutorial & your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing…& wish me luck…because ALL I can sew is a straight line!


  13. Karen S
    August 20, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    I would love to know the formula for calculating the width of these panels! If I have a window that's 48" wide, for instance, and I want two panels, what is the width of each panel?


  14. Julie
    August 20, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

    @Karen S
    There's no exact formula for width. It depends mostly on your preference. For a 48" window, I'd recommend a width of 25"-54". Obviously, the wider the fabric, the fuller the panel will be when pulled to the sides. And you may even consider extending the rod & panels past the window on each side to make the window appear even larger. Hope this helps you. Feel free to email me if you have further questions.


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