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How do you measure curtain size?
Measure the width of the rod from left to right. A common rule for displaying curtains properly says the curtains finished width should be at least 2 times the width of your window (if not more – sheers can be 3 times the window width) to achieve a look of proper fullness.
How do you calculate curtain drops?
There’s a simple calculation to work out how much curtain fabric you need. First, multiply the track/pole width by your chosen fullness (eg. Pole width 150cm x 2.5 = 375). Next, divide that figure by the fabric width, which is typically 137cm (375 divided by 137 = 2.73).
Do you double the width for curtains?
The actual amount of gather depends on heading styles and personal preference, but as a general rule the width of your curtains should amount to double the width of your track. This is referred to as ‘two times gather’.
What is the standard drop for curtains?
Most curtain designs come in standard drop sizes of 54”, 72”, 90” and 108” so you may have to round up to the nearest size. For example, if you measure your drop and it is 147cm (58”) in length and you wanted your curtains to sit off the floor you would round this up to the 72” drop curtains.
What is curtain drop size?
Drop: Ready-made curtains are available in three different drops: 137 cm (54 inches), 183 cm (72 inches) or 228 cm (90 inches). Some manufacturers also offer a 274 cm (108 inch) drop; click on this link to view the available designs: Larger Sizes.
How wide is curtain fabric?
Making your own curtains isn’t too hard. You start by choosing a fabric and deciding how much to buy. Fabric is woven in several conventional widths: 36 inches; 42 to 45 inches; 54, 58, and 60 inches; 75, 90, and in some cases, 105 to 110 inches.
How much wider should curtains be?
How wide should curtains be? To ensure that curtain panels look ample when closed, they should have a combined width that is 2 to 2.5 times the width of the window/rod. That means if you are ordering Grommet style or Rod-pocket style, the total drapery width should be at least 2 times the window/rod widths.
What is the standard width of curtains?
The standard lengths of curtains and drapery panels are 63 inches, 84 inches, 95 inches,108 inches and 120 inches. The curtains are 24 and 36 inches in length. 54 inches is a standard width of the panel.
How do you measure width of ready made curtains?
To calculate the size of curtain you require, the total width of the curtains should be no less than one and a half the width of your window. To achieve a full and luxurious look, we recommend increasing the fullness to double the width of your window.
Is the width of curtains per curtain?
Width: When we list or write curtain measurements, the width always comes before the drop. The width measurement actually refers to the width of each curtain in the pair, as you need double the width of your track or pole in curtaining for the gathered effect.
What width does fabric usually come in?
Width. The most common width for fabric today in the United States is 54 inches; however, 48-inch-wide fabric is found both here and in Great Britain, and 40- and 42-inch widths are standard for many imported fabrics, like Indian silks.
What are the dimensions of Drop Drop curtains?
Available Sizes: 1 width 46in × drop 54in (width 116cm × drop 137cm) 2 width 46in × drop 72in (width 116cm × drop 182cm) 3 width 66in × drop 72in (width 167cm × drop 182cm) 4 width 66in × drop 90in (width 167cm × drop 229cm) 5 width 90in × drop 90in (width 229cm × drop 229cm)
What’s the correct way to measure for curtains?
The next step is to measure correctly. The width will depend on your curtain pole or track, and the length will determine where you want your curtains to end. The most common drops are to the sill, below the sill or to the floor. Measure the full length of your curtain pole / track.
How big should the curtain rod be for a window?
When an empty curtain rod is installed in your window, measure the width of the rod from one end to the other. Normally Grommet, Tab and Pole top curtains are displayed (except pinch pleated drapes) when the curtains width is at least 1.5 (minimum) or 3 times (maximum) the width of your window.
What’s the minimum width for tab top curtains?
Let’s say your window is 50″ wide as an example. The minimum tab top / rod pocket curtains width you need is 75″ (window width x 1.5 = minimum width needed) and the maximum width you need is 150″ (window width x 3 = maximum width needed).