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Welcome! I'm Susie.

Window Fashions by Susie Ruhland is a full service window treatment design and fabrication studio - serving the midwest area with over thirty years experience, from designing, & fabricating to installing your window treatments.

My work is devoted to sharing ideas that will help you create a beautiful window treatment! I bring the fabrics, blinds, shades and shutter samples to you so that they can be viewed in the natural lighting of your home.

Custom window treatments can be the single most important element in pulling together your room.

Let me assist you in selecting a design or blind that adds style and beauty to your home or office. Call 712-786-3176 or click below to contact me today.

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Diningroom Window Treatment

By Susie Ruhland | December 5, 2011

A tailored shaped valance for a diningroom window trimmed in a really pretty beaded trim from Ado Corporation. The top treatment was interlined to give it some body because of the ‘flat sections’. This top treatment also had inverted pleats with a contrast fabric that added to the bronze color in the beaded trim. The…

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Karmen Valance

By Susie Ruhland | November 21, 2011

The Karmen Valance from M’Fay Patterns is simple tailored design. The center of the valance has a separate flat, shaped, underlay that pulls forward and attaches to the flat sections with buttons. The side jabots are a flat pointed tab with an overlay horn that attaches over the jabot. The Karmen valance is mounted with…

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Tapered/Pleated Top Treatment

By Susie Ruhland | November 14, 2011

This top treatment was a very simple style for above the kitchen sink. The fabric was formed into folds across the entire width of the window. The deep golds, rusty reds, chocolate brown and olive greens really were striking in this kitchen. Above the sliding door this treatment worked well too ! A tight fit…

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The Mandolin Valance

By Susie Ruhland | November 2, 2011

This top treatment is called the mandolin valance from M’Fay patterns.It was fabricated with a warm textured fabric and contrast lined with a chocolate brown lining. The bottom edge of the top treatment was finished with a 1″ wide multi-colored gimp that complimented the fabrics that were used. The windows on each side of the…

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The Shawl Valance

By Susie Ruhland | October 24, 2011

This is the shawl valance M’Fay pattern #9315. The top treatment is lined with a rich chocolate brown it was also used as the banded edge and inverted boxpleats . I altered the pattern a bit to fit a wider window. I also had to cut the small striped fabric a little differently to make the stripe…

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Window Coverings Safety Month

By Susie Ruhland | October 10, 2011

October is Window Coverings Safety Month. Parents and caregivers, please check all windows in your home for potential strangulation hazards on corded products, including mini blinds, cellular shades, roman shades, wood blinds, etc, especially if they were made before 2001.  Hunter Douglas has developed many operating systems for their products for enhanced child safety.…

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Kirtz Hardwood Shutters Craftsmanship – Naturally

By Susie Ruhland | September 26, 2011

  These shutters were mounted on a window in a dinette area near the kitchen. They were made of maple wood and had a beautiful “burnt sugar” stain. The 2.5″ movable louvers were just what the window needed.  The four panels opened as a two panel bifold so the client could clear the panels from the…

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American Design & Craftsmanship

By Susie Ruhland | September 19, 2011

An exclusive Hunter Douglas network of fabrication companies with facilities around the  U.S. work in the communities they serve. “Over 5000 United States employees are very proud to be providing customers with the finest quality and most innovative products available anywhere while supporting the local communities where they work and live, ” said Hunter Douglas…

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The Imperial Valance ….just the right topper for the queen in the kitchen !

By Susie Ruhland | September 13, 2011

This top treatment is called the imperial valance. The flat scallop sections were custom made to fit the width of the opening. The fabric had a small geometric buttercup gold diamond pattern it also had a small pin dot of a pumpkin orange color so the piping on the edge was made with the spicy pumpkin color. The contrast…

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