Our main strength is making. We have a very large workroom and can manufacture large widths and long drops with ease.
All of our curtains are made by hand with care
At Discount fabrics (Make up dept) is all about curtains and blinds. Everything we do is aimed at delivering the best curtains for your home. The layout and size of the workroom is such that we are confident that your friends will say "Wow!" when you hang your curtains or blinds.
Measuring for curtains
The track or pole should extend 20-30cm (8-12"), beyond each side of the window to enable the curtains to be drawn well back. This applies to plastic and metal tracks, as well as poles. Measure the curtain track or pole width and not the window.
Measuring the width and drop (length)
Single track: For a single track, measure the overall width from end to end.
Measure the drop from the top of the track to ensure it is hidden by the curtains.
Overlapping track: For a track that overlaps in the middle, include the overlap (see diagram below). Measure the width of A + B individually and then add the two together.
A + B = total width for track
Curtain poles: Measure the width of a pole between the finials. The curtain drop is the length from the top to the bottom of the curtain. The drop will depend on where the base of the curtain is to finish, ie sill, below sill or floor and the heading style.
As a rule, measure the drop from the underside of the curtain rings to ensure the pole can be seen above the curtains. The curtain drop is the length from the top to the bottom of the curtain. The drop will depend on where the base of the curtain is to finish, ie sill, below sill or floor and the heading style.
However, this does depend on the type of curtain:
- For eyelet curtains measure from the top of the pole and add 3.5cm
- For sheer rod pocket curtains measure from the top of the pole and add 2cm
- For tab-headed curtains measure from the top of the pole. To minimise light exposure we recommend you position your pole a minimum of 15 cm above the top of the window.
Measure the correct point to:
- 1cm above the sill for sill length
- the desired length for below sill length
- 1cm above the floor for full length
Measuring for valances
For a valance the following measurements are required:
a) Total width of valance track or pelmet board, including returns (A+R+R)
b) The size of the return (R)
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