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Bottom Hem
Bracket-to-Bracket
Broad Mount Top Treatment
Cafe Curtains
Cascade
Casement Curtains
Contrast Lined
Curtains
Draperies
Face Measurement
Festoon
Finished Length
Fullness
Header
Hem
Jabot
Lining Option
Pinch Pleat
Poufed Curtains
Rod Pocket
Ruffled Tiebacks
Sateen
Self-Lined
Sheers
Shirred Curtains
Stationary Curtains
Stretched Curtains
Tiebacks


Bottom Hem
The bottom hem is the finished bottom edge of a soft window treatment.


Bracket-to-Bracket
Bracket-to-bracket specifies the distance, left to right, of the drapery rod brackets.


Broad Mount Top Treatment
Fabric is attached to a 1x6 or 1x8 dust cap (lumber). The dust cap is covered with white 70% polyester/ 30%cotton drapery lining. 4-inch mounting brackets are furnished for installation.


Cafe Curtains  return to top
These double or triple tiered curtains are often shirred on a rod, are usually short (window sill length), and are hung with decorative rings and rods.


Cascade
Cascades are falls of fabric gathered at the outside corner of a drapery heading. They hang in folds of graduated lengths on each side of the window. Cascading fabrics fall in a zigzag line from the top of a drapery heading or topper. Also known as Jabot.


Casement Curtains
Casement curtains are made from semi-sheer, open weave fabric and are hung on traverse rods.


Contrast Lined
The product is lined with another fabric pattern/color in the program.


Curtains  return to top
Layers of lightweight fabric hung on traverse or stationary rods. Our curtains are sheer or semi sheer. They are lightweight, unlined, and give a room a more casual appearance. They are useful in reducing outside glare as well as providing some minimal privacy without sacrificing natural light.


Draperies
Draperies generally have a more formal appearance than curtains, consisting of heavy, lined panels. They provide greater privacy and light control along with insulation.


Face Measurement
When you're mounting your topper directly over a window, you'll want to measure the window width and add four inches. If you're mounting your topper over another treatment (draperies, blinds), take the bracket-to-bracket measurement of the under treatment and add four inches.


Festoon
A festoon is a decorative treatment of folded fabric that hangs in a graceful curve and frames the top of a window.


Finished Length  return to top
The finished length is the size of the fabric after soft window treatments have been made.


Fullness
Fullness describes the relationship between the number of flat fabric inches in your soft window treatment and the width of your rod. Having more fabric on your drapery rod increases the fullness of the finished product.
      For example:

  • 2 of flat fabric to 1 of rod width creates a 2 to 1 fullness
  • 2.5 of flat fabric to 1 of rod width creates a 2.5 to 1 fullness
  • 3 of flat fabric to 1 of rod width creates a 3 to 1 fullness
The more fullness you have, the more luxurious the soft window treatment's appearance.


Header
Included in the finished length, header is the ruffled, gathered fabric above a rod pocket.


Hem
The hem is the finished side and bottom edge of a soft window treatment.


Jabot  return to top
This decorative vertical end of an over treatment usually finishes a horizontal festoon.


Lining Option
Many of our curtains and toppers offer you the option of lining. Our lining is a white 70% polyester/ 30% cotton material.


Pinch Pleat
Also referred to as a French pleat or a "three finger" pleat, this is a gathering together, at regular intervals, of a fabric into precise folds. Pinch pleat gathers are stitched or bar tacked for permanence.


Poufed Curtains
Gathered horizontally in several places to create a series of puffs in the fabric, the puffs on poufed curtains are held in place by tiebacks, cords, or stitching.


Rod Pocket  return to top
A hollow sleeve in the top-and sometimes the bottom-of a soft treatment that allows you to insert a drapery rod.


Ruffled Tiebacks
Ruffled tiebacks are shirred across the top and have ruffles on the edges. They're usually crisscrossed and tied back with a ruffled tieback.


Sateen
A fabric with a smooth, satin-like finish achieved through the laying of weft (horizontal) yarns over several warp (vertical) yarns at a time during the weaving process.


Self-Lined  return to top
A self-lined soft treatment is lined with the same fabric as the rest of the product.


Sheers
Sheers are very lightweight curtains made from thin, fine fabric.


Shirred Curtains
These plain curtains have been gathered across the top. They hang next to a window and are not usually placed on traverse rods.


Stationary Curtains
Used under draperies and made out of very sheer fabric, these types of curtains are also known as under curtains or sash curtains. They are often pulled back with a tieback or decorative ring.


Stretched Curtains  return to top
Gathered on rods and stretched tightly from top to bottom, these curtains are used predominantly on French doors and windows.


Tiebacks
Used to hold draperies back at the sides, tiebacks can be made out of fabric sashes, ribbons, tapes, chains, or rings.