I designed my Hidden Rod Pocket Valances with you, the customer in mind. I wanted them to be affordable, easy to hang, and inexpensive to ship. Fabric prices were going up, so in order to make them cost effective, I wanted to design valances that took minimal amounts of fabric.
Since they are installed using continental curtain rods instead of a traditional board mount, it means that anyone can install them. Plus since they fold neatly to be shipped in a regular size box, they end up being less expensive to ship than if they were shipped mounted to a board. Most important to me though, was that I could still provide the workmanship and custom details that I was used to during my many years of sewing for interior decorators!