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Calculating The Cut Drop

The tables in our tutorials have been formulated as a result of our experience making bespoke soft furnishings.  However, when estimating for specific designs, the quantities may need to be adapted and so should only be used as a guide. … Continue reading

Types Of Curtains

When measuring a window for curtains it is important to measure it in a number of places to get a mean size of the window.  Never assume the window is perfectly shaped, especially if in an old building.  Take three … Continue reading

Roman Blinds

  Measuring A Window When measuring a window for curtains or a blind it is important to measure it in a number of places to get a mean size of the window.  Never assume the window is perfectly shaped, especially … Continue reading

Pelmets & Valences

• When using a pole you don’t use a valance. • A shaped valance comes in many forms; it could be just straight in the middle and shaping down at the sides or could be scalloped.  Choose a shape valence … Continue reading

Deciding The Cut Drop Of Your Curtains

Here are some tips and things to consider when deciding where you want your curtains to drop. • If there is a radiator under the window consider a shorter drop on your curtains.  This will ensure that the heating is … Continue reading

Curtain Tracks & Curtain Poles

There are many things to consider when working out the position of your curtain track or pole: • The curtain pole looks better if the bottom of the pole is 3-6” above the window; do not include the finials (decorative … Continue reading

Enhancing The Look Of Your Home

To stop any expensive errors, before you begin measuring or buying any fabric or accessories consider your room carefully.  Some people disagree but curtains and the fireplace are the main features of a room so need careful consideration.  There are … Continue reading