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Curtain Information - Curtain Sizing

How To Measure Your Windows

You need to know the width and depth of your windows before making a purchase. Using a yardstick or steel measuring tape, measure width in inches across the window facing or across as wide an area as you would like to cover. Measure floor length from the top of the facing to the floor. Use our handy diagram at right as a reference.

How To Size Your Ruffled Curtains
  • All curtains are measured Width x Length.
  • Curtain lengths are rounded to the nearest hundred inches. For instance, 100" curtains vary from 98" to 102" wide. 200" curtains may be 185" wide
  • For fullness, order curtain sizes 4 to 5 times the width of your window. For example, order a 200" curtain for 30" to 50" window
  • Curtain Length is a matter of personal taste. The most popular length is 84". Our curtains are 45", 63", 72" and 84" long plus 4" headings

How To Size Your Pole Top Curtains

  • All curtains are measured Width x Length.
  • For fullness, order curtain sizes 2 to 3 times the width of your window. For example, order a 98" curtain for 30" to 50" window

Jabots and Cascade Hanging Instructions

Hanging One Cascade with Jabots

Single windows, 28" to 45" wide:

  • Hang jabots on rod A of a double rod set
  • Using the second rod pocket, hang the cascade on rod B
  • Line the cascade up and over rod A
  • Tuck the top rod pocket behind
  • Adjust the pleats to hang neatly

Hanging Two Cascades with Jabots

Double windows, 46" to 68" wide:

  • Hang jabots on rod A of a the three rods
  • Using the second rod pocket, hang the cascade on rod B
  • Tuck the top rod pocket behind. Lift cascades up and over rod A
  • Hang second cascade on rod C using first rod pocket
  • Lift this cascade up and over rods B and C
  • Adjust the pleats to hang neatly

Hanging Three Cascades with Jabots

Double windows, 50"-90" wide:

  • Using first rod pocket, hang the center cascade on rod A of a double rod set
  • Place jabots on each side of the cascade
  • Using the second rod pocket, place the two back cascades on rod B
  • Lift the two back cascades up and over the jabots
  • Wrap the front center cascade behind and up and over both rods
  • Adjust the pleats to hang neatly

Suggested Cascade Combinations

Window Width Number of Cascades
28" to 37" 1 - 29" cascade
37" to 46" 1 - 38" cascade
46" to 54" 2 - 29" cascades
58" to 72" 3 - 29" cascades
60" to 68" 2 - 38" cascades
72" to 80" 2 - 29" & one 38"cascades
80" to 90" 2 - 38" & one 29" cascade
90" to 100" 3 - 38" cascades
100" to 116" 5 - 29" cascades
116" to 140" 3 - 38" & two 29" cascades
140" to 158" 5 - 38" cascades

A Word About Color Consistency

We work very closely with our fabric supplier to ensure continuity of color. Even with the finest quality control however, dye lots will vary. We recommend purchasing as many of our window treatments, bedding ensembles and accessories as possible at the same time to ensure matching dye lots.

Fabric Care

  • Dry cleaning recommended to ensure the long life of our quality products
  • Many of our fabrics respond to finger ironing - gently pull fabric between two fingers to remove wrinkles or to create pleating
  • All fabrics are subject to fading by the sun. Protect your curtains with blinds or blackout shades