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Pencil pleat or Eyelet??????

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queenqueenqueen Fri 08-Nov-19 21:55:18

Opinions please!!

I prefer eyelet but my husband not convinced (probably as this type means we can reuse the track/pole 🙄)

It's for bay window

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feelinghelplesstoday Fri 08-Nov-19 21:56:09

I prefer pencil pleat as think it looks classier

rosegoldwatcher Fri 08-Nov-19 22:21:40

Neither! cartridge pleat everytime. Lovely even pleats and no bunching.

queenqueenqueen Fri 08-Nov-19 22:43:50

@rosegoldwatcher unfortunately wouldn't work - it's a curtain track not pole FML 😱

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7to25 Sat 09-Nov-19 08:57:57

Eyelet will only work on a (shortish) straight pole.
You can have multiple short poles or pencil pleat.
I can give advice with more details.

rosegoldwatcher Sat 09-Nov-19 09:34:34

There is a comparatively new curtain header tape called Wave. It is suitable for track or pole. It produces even gathering similar to eyelet, without the (ugly IMO) rings. I've bought some to use with fabric for my dining room curtains but haven't started them yet!

7to25 Sat 09-Nov-19 09:47:03

Sorry to disagree with a fellow curtain maker but "wave" works best on a straight track. It would involve a custom bent silentgliss track costing hundreds of ponds in a bay.

rosegoldwatcher Sat 09-Nov-19 09:55:54

@7to25 - oh, didn't know that! (Glad I don't have a bay window!)

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