This video will show how to determine the batten size when making window treatments.
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Hi! I am Sherry Tyra, the Assistant Designer for HGTV's Designed to Sell and the owner of Custom Home Interior Creations. Now that we know what tools we do for a no-sew window treatments. Let's get started measuring.
The first thing we need to do is determine how large we want our batten. This is going to be our mount for the window treatments. So I'm going to show you two ways that you can hang your window treatments which will determine the size of the wood. The first way is the inside mount, which is the way we have these window treatments hung. The batten is actually fastened to the into of the inside of the window frame.
The other way that you can hang these types of window treatments is outside mount. You can mount this wood above the window frame and have it drop down from there. Now the reason that some people go with the outside mount is because they don't have a lot of space on the inside of their window frame or some people have the vinyl windows and don't really want to screw into the vinyl. So this gives you the option to do an outside mount.
If you're doing an inside mount, you'll measure the width of the window, this window is 35 and then you'll subtract a quarter inch that will give you the measurements for the size of your wood. The reason we are subtracting a quarter inch is because you want this batten to be able to fit inside the window frame without really forcing it or cramming it up in there. So that quarter inch gives you just a little bit of leeway.
If you're doing an outside mount, we'll measure the width of how wide you want this window treatment. If you're doing an outside mount, you're going to want to overlap the edge of the window frame just a little bit on each side. So that's how we measure for the inside or the outside mount. Next, we're going to show you how to cut the fabric.