This technique is used on
board mounted treatments with returns. The mitred corner ensures a polished
finish, and helps to control the bulk of fabric which results when the treatment
is wrapped around the side. It can be used for treatments which are stapled
directly to the board or treatments which have an applied waistband.
The steps are simple:
Fold back the return.
Fold it back the measure of the return plus 1/8 - 1/4". Align the
top edges and smooth flat. It is important to fold this back evenly and
From the top corner
of the fold, measure in across the top the measure of the board allowance.
Measure down the fold the same measure. Mark both points.
Draw a straight line
between the two measures. Stitch on this line.
Turn the fold right
side out. Do not trim away corner triangle.
When laid on the board,
the finished corner is flat and neat. The excess fabric folded under and
The treatment can
be stapled to the board, or velcro can be applied to the top edge.
This technique works
for most board mount returns. Soft cornices, tails/jabots, etc. It does
not work for shirred treatments.
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