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Date: 8/25/08 4:37 PM

Hi, my son has asked me to make bedroom curtains for a room that is the top of an A-frame, so the windows are sort of triangular shaped. no problem there, but he wants to be able to "open" or roll up the curtains. Got any good ideas?

edited because the picture didn't work...so let's try this one. There is no rectangular window in the middle since in his place it is the chimney flue

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In reply to Pinkytoo

Date: 8/25/08 6:27 PM

Challenging!!

One idea would be to have flat curtain panels on a rod. The rod would be mounted along the diagonal of the two windows, and the panel would be triangular. When closed, the triangle would cover the window, held in place with a ring sewn to the point of the curtain hooked over a cup hook in the corner of the window. To open the panel, unhook the ring and hang it from a strategically placed cuphook on the slanted ceiling, sort of like a tent flap.

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Date: 8/25/08 7:29 PM

If this is a lodge-type house, there are so many cool tie-back knobs and carved hooks he could use for just a simple drape-type. Then the focus is the tie-back, not the drape.

I saw an intriguing idea in a magazine, if you don't need the
whole window open, but just for light. Sew your typical full-length panel, with sunproof or insulating backing if needed.
Add a second rod pocket tunnel around the middle of the panel. Then mount a second set of rod holders or hooks
halfway up the window wherever you want it to drape. Lift
up the curtains for the day so they will hang in an W shape, plus it will show off a colorful lining.
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