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Out of my depth - how much material do I need to make my curtains??

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Enid Mon 15-Aug-05 14:31:14

I know the width and drop of the windows but dont know what 'fullness' I want - what are 'pencil pleats' What is 1.5 width? I just want normal curtains that hang on curtain rings and dont look too mingy.

bossykate Mon 15-Aug-05 14:34:00

this might help.

Enid Mon 15-Aug-05 14:34:30

fab thanks bk

Enid Mon 15-Aug-05 14:35:20

ah yes but it doesnt say about fullness of curtain

bossykate Mon 15-Aug-05 14:43:35

why not phone the number and see what they say?

or have a look at this for examples of different pleats...

how much? at least 1.5...

Kittypickle Mon 15-Aug-05 14:44:25

I think pencil pleats are the normal ones you get with the standard heading tape. 1.5 width is 1.5 times size the actual size you want the curtain. So if you have a 2 metre track , one curtain would need to be 1 metre, so to get 1.5 width you need 1.5 metres. Double width would be 2 metres etc. Not 100% sure about that but think it's right.

bossykate Tue 16-Aug-05 19:46:11

what was the answer, enid?

PrincessPeaHead Tue 16-Aug-05 19:51:18

1.5 x always looks miserly, go for 2 x width, that should come out well...
make sure you take into account pattern repeat when ordering as well (if relevant)

anchovies Tue 16-Aug-05 19:53:09

Agree with pph, I always go for 2x

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