The fabric repeat was perfect for this style, allowing the pattern to flow uninterrupted. I totally forgot to take a close-up to show how the valance has depth and dimension- next week I hope to have a chance to get some more shots. This is the closest I got:
Prints are not always on-grain, but it was critical to cut the strips perfectly according to pattern, so I used a transparent ruler to draw a line from point to point across the width. Although the line was curved, the fabric was stapled on straight, and the slight "smile" didn't affect the outcome of the product.
Ann Johnson's webinar; rather, I cut 9" strips, and rolled the bottom half so it would make the fold kick out. It worked perfectly. (That's what I forgot to take a close-up of!) To keep it from slipping, I used a tag gun to secure the fold in a few spots before stapling it on.