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How To Measure Your Window For Curtains
here to see How To Measure Your Window For Curtains.
for your window curtains is an important step before making your
purchase, but you’ll be glad you did. We have outlined some
steps to make your measuring easier and to get you along to the
fun part: Shopping for your curtains!
How to measure for curtains:
· Use a steel measuring tape - cloth tapes are not accurate. Take exact measurements - round down to the nearest quarter
of an inch (1/4").
· On your notes, clearly indicate which measurement is the
width and which is the length. It is very common to transpose measurements.
· Measure all the windows in the room.
To arrive at the proper width of your window, measure from the
total area to be covered. Include the molding for outside mount curtains. To maximize window glass increase width measurement should extend beyond the window on either side to account for stackback..
To arrive at the proper length for your curtain if rods are already in placemeasure from the top of curtains rod to the floor (if you do not want the curtains to touch the floor measure to
the point where you want the bottom of your curtain to fall.)
·If no rod is installed, Start length measurement where you want the Rod hung,
then measure towards the bottom windowsill to the spot where you
want the curtains to end. This Length measurement is the finished
length of your curtain panels.
· Ready made curtain panels usually come in pre-set widths of 50". To determine the necessary number of curtains you will need take your overall width measurement from above and multiply X 2*. Divided this number by the width of your ready made curtain panels.
Example: 100" window x 2/50" curtain panel width = 4 curtain panels required
*This number represents the "fullness" of your curtains. Typical fullness is between 1.5 and 3. Most custom curtains are already sewn with there fullness incorporated into the finished width.