How to Tie Tie-Up Window Panels

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It's simple to make your own tie-up window panels.
It's simple to make your own tie-up window panels. (Image: Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Tie-up window panels give a softening effect to a room. They come in a variety of fabrics and colors and allow you to add individual style and a comfortable look to a room. You can fold fabric tie-up window panels loosely or roll them tightly, depending on the look you want to achieve. However, you should learn to tie your tie-up window panels correctly, or what started out as a complement to your decor can become a messy eyesore.

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Choose the type and length of curtain rod to use for the tie-up window panels. If you intend to hang the panels flat, leave enough room between the curtain rod mounting hardware so that your panels are not bunched at the top.

Hang the window panels and determine how long you want them to be.

Fold the fabric in 2- to 3-inch sections, alternating folding over and under the fabric panel, until you have reached the desired length. If you are trying to create a neat, streamlined look, roll the fabric panel toward you.

Tie the ties or ribbons, which are attached to the front and back of the window panels, into bows to hold the fabric in place.

Separate and adjust the folded fabric until the window panel is even on both sides.

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