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A-Z Window treatments and Curtain Hardware. QUIZ


You’ve made all the way through the A-Z Window Treatment lessons! Ready for a Quiz?
1. Narrow tubular pleats, used on stationery panels
2. Sheer under curtains that hang next to the window
3. A flat paneled fabric shade that folds up into accordion pleats
4. A drapery header with a series of large cylindrically shaped pleats
5. Decorative fabric sashes that hold drapery panels open
6. A fabric shade that pulls up into soft swags
7. A very full fabric shade often sewn with inverted pleats between each swag
8. Sewn to form a reverse box pleat
9. An milky looking layer sewn inside a drapery to block light
10. A shallow decorative box designed to conceal drapery hardware
11. Decorative embellishment attached to each end of a curtain rod
12. A large cornice piece that entirely frames a window
13. A fabric window topper typically 12 to 18 inches long
14. A channel sewn to the top or bottom of a curtain
15. A window treatment of fabric swathed over the top of a window
16. Short curtains hanging from a curtain rod
17. The place on each side of a window where a drapery folds back when fully opened
18. Length from the front of a drapery rod back to the wall
19. A cascade of fabric hanging down the sides of a window


A. Pencil pleats
B. Goblet pleats
C. Roman Shade
D. Glass curtains
E. Inverted pleats
F. Blackout lining
G. Tiebacks
H. Roman shade
I. Balloon shade
J. Austrian shade
K. Finial
L. Jabot
M. Lambrequin
N. Return
O. Stackback
P. Swag
Q. Café curtains
R. Rod pocket
S. Cornice
T. Valance


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Drapery Hardware Isn’t Just for Windows Anymore.


There are times when you may want to use curtains to provide a separate space in your home, as opposed to limiting their use to windows. A closet without an attractive door, no closet at all, except a clothes rack for instance. Curtains can be used to camouflage these areas. For these instances choose a thick curtain that cannot be seen through. Curtains with linings or that are made of a thick material such as velvet is just right for this purpose. You will also want drapery hardware that not only does the job, but adds to the beauty of your project. Urban Dwellings will fit the bill. Artistic, uncomplicated, and refreshingly urban minded in style and design your options are limitless.

Perhaps you live in a tiny apartment or dorm room and would like to separate your sleeping area from your living area. How about a bed cave? Suspend poles from the ceiling, and hang the curtains. Make it even more attractive with tie backs, so that the curtains can be opened providing a beautiful decorative effect. Choose a heavy curtain for this purpose too; making sure the curtain is attractive on both sides since you will be able to see it from either side. Try hanging double panels so that the decorative side is facing out on both sides of your curtain divider.

Remember, Urban Dwellings is the place to go when fulfilling your designer needs. Kiln dried sustainable wood products are hand finished with lead free paints. Imagine these refreshingly urban minded designs in your home. Choose your poles, rings, bracket and coordinating finials in a color and diameter to suit your needs. Each of the components; curtain rings, finials, drapery sconces, brackets, and curtain rings are also dried sustainable wood products.

You have more options than ever when it comes to curtains and their accessories. It can be overwhelming to shop and see all of the different choices. Remember to keep your purpose in mind, and you will have no problem selecting the right ones for your home. Continental Window Fashions is proud to present the Urban Dwellings collection of high quality drapery hardware to their loyal customers. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.

Urban Dwellings: The New Kid on the Block

On this day in 1893, the largest land run in history began with more than 100,000 people pouring into the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma to claim valuable land.  With a single shot from a pistol, the mad dash began, and land-hungry pioneers on horseback and in carriages raced forward to stake their claims to the best acres of land. Declaring their independence, it was at that very moment, the do it yourself attitude was born.

Now, here in 2012, the D I Y era is going strong. You now have the ability to customize everything in your home, even the drapes. Urban Dwellings drapery hardware allows you to be both hip and trendy. Each Urban Dwelling item is meticulously hand crafted from solid wood and then kiln dried. Made from real wood that is both natural and sustainable.  All components are carefully hand finished. Wood poles, drapery finials, brackets and wood rings are all painted using high quality lead free paints. With colors like fruitwood, SOHO ebony, urban bronze to walnut you can be sure to add fashionable flair to any room.

For those looking to shop GREEN, Urban Dwellings is artistic, uncomplicated, and refreshingly urban minded, with a keen eye for architectural detail. Urban Dwellings may be the new kids on the block, but they are the next, big hit in the drapery hardware industry.

Continental Window Fashions is an on-line retailer offering drapery hardware, window treatments. We offer highly competitive on-line market, low product prices and top-notch customer service. Located just outside Orlando, FL Continental Window Fashions ships thousands of  items throughout the United States and the World every year. With over 26 years experience in the industry, our goal is to help every customer gain insight and knowledge into the world of window fashion by offering our expert advice for free. We not only want to have competitive pricing, we also want to focus on 100%  customer satisfaction.