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30-Minutes with Workroom Tech: Episode 20 / Board Mounted Window Treatments

In Episode 20 of the Sew Much More Podcast: 30-Minutes with Workroom Tech (air date July 24, 2019) host Ceil DiGuglielmo and workroom expert Susan Woodcock share tips and techniques for attaching window treatments to boards.

You can listen to the podcast here: Board Mounted Window Treatments

The Basics

Just about any style of window treatment can be board mounted including valances and top treatments, shades, and draperies. When board mounting, the most important part is to keep it neat. That is a standard for professional workrooms to follow. There should not be any frayed edges or staples showing, and the board should be covered in a matching fabric or lining. Mount boards can also be painted.

"There's something special about taking that extra step", Susan said, "even if it's not going to show".

One Option for Board Mounting

Susan uses this method for valances and shades, when the treatment is going to be attached to the board.

1) Cover the two ends (return ends) with fabric

2) Staple the treatment to the top of the board

3) Staple fabric to the top, near the front edge face down with tack strip and fold it over to wrap around the board.