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MagneticValance How to Put a Valance on a Metal Door Without making holes in the door !!
Magnetic Valance No nails or screws in the door. Take it with you when you move. Change the valance with your whims or with the seasons. Easily cover the headrail of a blind or shade. 2
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These are the things you need for this valance: Foam insulation Sharp utility knife or fine-tooth saw Clear ruler Pen Dim-out or black-out lining Scissors Tape measure Clear-drying fabric glue * Glue that will adhere plastic Two-sided tape Hook side of hook and loop tape Loop-backed shirring tape * * available at Shop.HomefashionsU.com 4
Things to Consider The maximum return on your valance dust board should not be more than 3 inches unless the valance itself is very light. If the valance is heavy, it could cause the headrail to bow or tilt forward. A light-weight fabric and regular drapery lining of 12 inches long or less and gathered at two- times fullness should not bow. If your valance is going to be long, like the beige example, make the return as small as possible. 5
Cut the foam core with either a utility knife, or a fine saw, like this Japanese Dozuki saw. The teeth on this saw point in the opposite direction as a Western saw, which makes the cutting happen on the pull stroke instead of the push. The blades are about 50% thinner than regular saw blades, and this, coupled with the teeth direction, makes them very efficient and easy to use; very little strength is required to cut through a substantial board. Various sizes, including a folding version for a tool box, are available online through Lee Valley Tools. 6
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A Forstner bit is a drill bit that cuts a flat-bottomed hole. The washer rests flat in the hole; it won’t shift out of place. And neither will the magnet. Use this bit if you are making a wood head-rail, as you would for a Roman blind. Buy the bit in the same size as your magnets. A good hardware store, specializing in tradesmen’s tools, will have Forstner bits.. 8
3/4-inch magnets and a 3/4-inch Forstner bit are used with washers that are 3/4 inch wide. But washers are listed as the interior opening measurement, not the outside measurement. For example, a 3/4-inch wide washer could be listed as a 3/8, 1/2 or 5/8-inch washer. Take your magnet when you go washer shopping. The washers can be a bit smaller than the magnet, but not larger. 9
Sandwiching a magnet between two layers of metal increases its strength by about 50%. Use Rare Earth magnets; you need all the magnetic power you can get and Rare Earth magnets start by being substantially stronger than regular magnets. When the valance is on the door the magnet is sandwiched between two metals -- the door and the washer. Rare Earth magnets can be expensive, about $2.00 each. The washers are about 15 cents. It is more cost effective to use washers and magnets than just more magnets. Lee Valley Tools*is a good on-line supplier of Rare Earth magnets. * Leevalley.com 10
Dimout and blackout lining work well because they don’t fray easily and the words written on the foam board are not visible through it. Use white craft felt as a substitute - but be aware that the words may show through. Use high-quality two-sided tape, not craft or dollar-store varieties. HomeFashionsU* supplies Selah Tape, an industrial-strength double- sided adhesive. *Shop.HomefashionsU.co m 11
If you use spray glue, ensure that the glue is rated for use on foam. Ordinary spray glues can literally melt the foam. If you want to use the spray glue but are afraid of over-spray, collect a puddle of it in a disposable coffee cup and apply it with a small disposable paint brush. 12
Make the Dustboard Cut your foam core dust board length equal to the valance finished width with the required return. If you are putting a valance over a blind, ensure that your return is at least 1 inch deeper than the blind headrail. 13
The magnets are inset into the 1-inch wide surface of the headrail. Mark magnet placement on one length edge, one magnet inset in from each outside edge 1 inch, and magnets placed every 6 to 8 inches along the length. Using small sharp-tipped scissors, cut out a 3/4-inch wide and 1/2-inch deep section for each washer/ magnet. Insert a washer in each hole. Insert a magnet on top of the washer. 14
Cut a piece of white heavy-duty tape and cover the magnets, wrapping the tape around the long edge. Cut another piece of tape and cover the ends of the dust board or cut a small piece of lining and glue this end piece in place. 15
Measure the circumference of the board and add 1 1/2 inches. Cut a piece of blackout or dimout lining to this measurement, the length of the lining equal to the length of the dust board. 16
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Lay the dust board on the wrong side of the lining, 2 inches from the edge of the lining. Wrap the edge of the lining up and over the end of the board and adhere it to the tape. Draw two directional arrows pointing away from the magnets. These indicate the top and front of the dust board. 18
Turn the dust board over.Place another piece of 2-sided tape on the other wide side of the board, on the edge opposite the magnets. Remove the paper from the tape, wrap the lining around to contact this strip of tape. Secure the lining to the tape. 19
Cut a piece of the hook side of hook and loop tape equal in length to twice the return plus the finished valance width. Run a bead of trim adhesive or fabric glue along the top edge of the 1-inch side of the dustboard. 20
Lay the hook tape onto the glue and pin in it place until it dries. Glue the returns down, too. Use a plastic glue if you covered the ends with tape, use the fabric glue if you covered the ends with lining. 21
Attach a piece of Sealah tape to the top of the dustboard, 1/4-inch from the front edge. Remove the paper. Bring the remaining lining up and around the dustboard to the tape and press into place. 22
23 Make your valance. If you are making a gathered-top valance and using the loop shirring tape, sew the tape in place and pull the cords to create the valance. Don’t cut the cords off. Twist them up and secure them in place with tape. This makes cleaning so very much easier. If you are making another style of valance, sew the loop side of hook-and-loop tape to the top wrong-side edge.
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Your Shopping List Foam insulation Sharp utility knife Clear quilters ruler Pen or pencil Dim-out or Black-out lining Sharp-tipped scissors Tape measure Clear drying fabric glue Glue that will stick plastic Two-sided tape Hook side of hook and loop tape Loop-backed shirring tape (optional - depends on your valance design) 27