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Measuring Guide
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Pencil Pleat Heading

Pencil pleat is the standard heading for curtains and valances. A 7.5 cm (3") tape is used with three hook positions to suit all types of track and pole.
When ordering pencil pleat curtains or valances, please tell us your track or pole width and we will recommend the curtain or valance width to give the best fit.
Please note that we always show the ungathered curtain or valance width. Curtains & valances are supplied ungathered for you to gather to the required width. Full instructions explaining how to gather your curtains are enclosed with all curtains and valances.

Measuring

Pencil Pleat curtains and valances are available to fit all curtain track and pole widths from 97cm to 470cm*. Curtains can be made to any cm drop up to a maximum of 366cm.
* Sizes based on regular width fabrics. Curtains using narrower fabric widths (120-122cm) are available to fit curtain / track widths from 82cm to 454cm.

Pinch Pleat Heading

Pinch pleat is a decorative heading for curtains and valances, suitable for all types of curtain track and pole. Pinch pleats are more gathered than other headings and have permanent sewn-in pleats for a more luxurious, tailored look. We use a fully adjustable sliding plastic curtain hook for ease of use.
When ordering pinch pleat curtains or valances, please tell us your track or pole width and we will recommend the curtain or valance width to give the best fit. Pinch Pleats can often require more widths of fabric for a given track/pole width so pinch pleat curtains can be quite a bit more expensive than other headings. The difference in price for all heading options is shown when pricing a curtain.
Please note that we always show the ungathered curtain or valance width. We will gather your curtains (or valance) to the correct size to fit your track or pole.
N.B. As pinch pleat is a fixed, sewn-in heading, it is important that you quote an accurate track/pole width when ordering pinch pleats. This will allow us to gather your curtains (or valance) to the correct width. Please note that the size and spacing of the pleats will vary slightly from the picture depending on your track/pole width.

Measuring
Pinch Pleat curtains are available to fit all track and pole widths from 97cm to 378cm*. Curtains can be made to any cm drop up to a maximum of 366cm.
* Sizes based on regular width fabrics. Curtains using narrower fabric widths (120-122cm) are available to fit curtain / track widths from 82cm to 336cm.

 

Tab Top Heading

Tab Top is a contemporary heading suitable for curtain poles with a diameter of up to 45mm (1 3/4"). Tabs are always made in the same fabric as the curtains.
When ordering eyelet curtains, please tell us your pole width (measuring between the finials) and we will recommend the curtain width to give the best fit. Tab Top headings usually require fewer widths of fabric than other headings for a given pole width so can be quite a bit more economical. The difference in price for all heading options is shown when pricing a curtain.
N.B. Tab top headings are not suitable for curtain tracks, bay windows (without a special pole), or valances.


Measuring
Tab Top curtains are available to suit all curtain pole widths from 148cm to 614cm*. Curtains can be made to any cm drop up to a maximum of 366cm.
* Sizes based on regular width fabrics. Curtains using narrower fabric widths (120-122cm) are available to fit curtain / track widths from 122cm to 545cm.

Eyelet Heading

Eyelet heading is a contemporary alternative for use with curtain poles, folding curtains into large even pleats. The eyelets have an internal diameter of 40mm and are suitable for curtain poles with a diameter of up to 30mm. Eyelets are available in 4 colours .
When ordering eyelet curtains, please tell us your pole width (measuring between the finials) and we will recommend the curtain width to give the best fit.
Please note that we always show the ungathered curtain. This is the width of curtain required to allow your curtains to hang in the large, even pleats which characterise eyelet headings.
N.B. Eyelet headings are not suitable for curtain tracks, bay windows (without a special pole), or valances.


Measuring
Eyelet curtains are available to suit all curtain pole widths from 97cm to 470cm*. Curtains can be made to any cm drop up to a maximum of 366cm.
N.B. When measuring curtain drop for eyelet curtains always measure from the top of the pole to where you wish the bottom of the curtain to finish .


Valances & Tiebacks

A selected range of valance and tie back styles are available online. Please see below for details.

Valances
Valances are available in two styles, straight or shaped. Straight valances are 38cm (14") deep, shaped valances are 46cm (18") deep at the outer edge rising to 30cm (12") in the centre. Valances can be made either lined or unlined although we always recommend ordering lined valances with lined curtains.

Measuring
Pencil Pleat valances are available to fit all valance rail widths from 97cm to 470cm*.

Tiebacks
Tiebacks are available in plain or piped . Two different sizes are available. Small are 59cm (23"), large are 76cm (30"). We will supply the most appropriate sizes based on the size of curtains required.

Cushions
Our online range includes cushion covers in both piped and oxford styles. Please see below for details.
Piped cushions are 43cm (17") square. Oxford cushion covers are made 56cm (22") square. Both styles are sized to take a 45cm (18") pad. Hollowfill polyester cushion pads are also available if required.


Curtains

Lining
For improved drape we recommend that all curtains (and valances) are lined. We use an ivory 50% polyester 50% cotton lining with an easycare finish to minimise creasing. To order a sample, please click here.

Blackout Lining
All curtains (and valances / Roman blinds) are available with blackout lining. The additional price is shown when pricing your curtains. We use a 3-pass white blackout lining. To order a sample of blackout lining, please click here.
Please note that although the lining is blackout some light will still be visible around the edge of the curtain or blind. To minimise this effect, please ensure that your curtains (or blind) extend at least 10cm beyond each edge of the window.

Pattern Matching
Each pair of curtains is pattern-matched (from the bottom), although two pairs of curtains are not guaranteed to match each other. If you require two or more pairs of curtains to pattern-match each other, please visit one of our stockists.

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