Half-Rectangle Triangle Valance

A few months ago, I made a valance for my sewing room using half-rectangle triangles. I’ve been waiting for my tutorial to appear on Sew Mama Sew to share it with you. Then I completely forgot about it. So, here it is.

Half-Rectangle Triangle Love!

The HRTs have sizes ranging from 2″ x 2″ to 2 x 5″ in the center. I’ve used the same templates as the ones provided in the tutorial. It’s just different layout of the HRTs. The prints are all from an earlier collection by Cosmo Cricket for Andover Fabrics (Early Bird). Just like those sewing machine covers I’ve never finished (here and here). I should really get back to those!

Back to the valance. I’ve lined it with a black out fabric. It was a leftover from curtains I’ve made for one of my boys room. I hope the lining will help to avoid the patchwork fabric from fading. I also took a little shortcut for hanging the valance. Instead of sewing a hanging sleeve, I used a translucent serpentine tape similar to this. It works great. Here it is hanging on the wrong side for you to see.

Now, I just need to change the curtain pole which is way too large for my valance!