Want to see an easy way to secure panel returns?
We want to keep our drapery panel returns at a nice, crisp angle from the wall. My goal is to always find the most efficient and economical way of accomplishing a task, and with minimal supplies.
This is the returned edge of the 5″ pleated panels I made for the family room recently. With pole rods, there’s no way to secure the outer panel edge like with some other types of rods.
Flip to the reverse side of your panel and place a drapery pin about 1/2 inch from the side and top edges.
Be sure your pin is only through the back side and doesn’t show on the front of the panel.
Hold your fabric edge to the correct placement and mark the wall where the screw head should cup under the drapery hook. Attach the screw and leave it extended 1/4″ from the wall.
There’s no need to find a stud since the curtain rod holds the weight of the curtain.
Fold the pin inward – away from the panel edge – and hook over the screw.
Is that not the easiest thing ever?
Feel free to share with the world and PIN this image. 😉
And then the mitered edge pillow shams.
I didn’t secure the panel edge for a while, but then I realized they were sagging. Lucky me, and quite by accident, I hung the outer brackets at just the right location for this little trick:
Yep! Just insert the pin and hook it right over that bottom screw. You can’t get any easier than that!
Now, please tell me. Have you ever seen an easier, more efficient and economical way to secure your panel returns?
I’m sharing at Metamorphosis Monday.