Measuring Guide: Basic Window Curtains

When quoting for curtains we will ask you some or all of the following measurements/specifications. Please give us all measurements in centimetres.

Track or Pole: Firstly, please let us know what you will be mounting the curtains onto. The heading required for your curtains will vary depending on if you have a track or a pole. For a track we will use a 3” pencil pleat heading (which is standard curtain hooks), and for a pole we will use 44mm eyelets (which are metal rings stamped into the top of the curtains). If you require something different please let us know as we can do other custom headings.

Track Width: If you have a track or pole in place already please measure the width of this in cm. If you do not have a track/pole in place already and would like us to quote you for one, please refer to our measuring guide for tracks. https://www.direct-fabrics.co.uk/blog/measuring-guide-basic-window-tracks/

Drop: If you have a track/pole in place already please measure from the top of this, down to where you want the curtains to stop. This will be your drop measurement. If you do not yet have a track/pole in place please refer to our measuring guide for tracks to establish your fitting height, and then measure from the top of where your track will sit, down to where you want the curtains to stop.

Fabric Choice: Please let us know the range of fabric that you are interested in from our website: https://www.directfabrics.co.uk/flameretardant/curtains. If you have not yet decided please give us some information about what you would like (e.g. plain, textured, printed/patterned, blackout, acoustic, voile, etc) and we will send you some recommendations.

You can use the drop downs to filter by pattern and colour.

Lining: We offer several different lining options, these are: Unlined, Self-lined (which is 2 layers of the same fabric facing outwards), 3 Pass blackout, Polyester (dim-out), and Blackout duo fleece.

Single/Pair: We always work from the total track width, but also please specify whether you need a pair of curtains to split in the middle, or one long single curtain to stack to the side.

PLEASE NOTE: We only work from total track/pole width. We cannot work from measurements of old curtains. When you give us the track/pole width, we automatically calculate the fabric needed for 2x fullness, which is the gather/bunching in your curtain. We can offer custom fullness on request.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact us!

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