Curtains have a significant impact on the ‘feel’ of a space. They can range in style from minimalistic and modern to traditional and luxurious.
Follow the steps below to create your own professional-looking curtains.
Download a Quote Request Form for Curtains (either excel or pdf). This handy worksheet has been created to make it easy for you to fill in as you progress through the steps below. Save it on your device or print it out.
When you've finished simply save, scan or take an image of it and attach it, or transfer the information on it, when you request a quote at the bottom of this page.
Step 1. Give your window/s a name/ID for future reference.
Step 2. Choose your fabric here
If you already have your own, I'm more than happy to work with your fabric. On the Quote Request Form simply state “own” in the fabric column and give the width of your fabric and the size of the pattern repeat (if any) in the area for notes at the bottom of the form (email me if you need help with the pattern repeat).
Step 3. Choose your lining option from one of the below: (NB. if your fabric already has a thermal coated backing or if you simply don’t want a lining, state 'nil' or 'none' in the lining column).
Step 4. Do you want to add bumph interlining to your curtains?
To create a luxurious look and feel, bumph can be added to any curtains made from light to medium weight solid fabric (ie. not sheer) to add extra insulation and structure to your curtains.
Bumph is a layer of interlining fabric that is sewn between the main front fabric and the lining of your curtains - think of it as a bit like a duvet inner (but not as thick).
Bumph also adds 'body' and even more glamour to fabrics such as taffetas and silks.
Step 5. Choose your pleating style from one of the below:
Step 6. Decide whether you want a single curtain or a pair.
Step 7. Download this measuring guide then measure your windows.
NB. Please don’t give just your window measurements – I need the finished size of the blind as per this guide. If you have questions feel free to ask.
A few measuring tips
If there is minimal stacking space for curtains at the opening end of a sliding, stacker or bi-folding door, make one curtain for the entire door and stack it all back to the end that doesn't open.
Fabrics with natural fibre content (eg. Cotton, linen, hemp) are prone to fluctuations in length due to changes in room temperature and humidity. To avoid your curtains becoming too short when they shrink in hot dry weather, measure to allow them to sit on the floor slightly (say 15-20mm).
To increase the sense of space and height in a room make your curtains go all the way to the ceiling.
Step 8. Save your completed Quote Form and attach it or use it as a reference when you request a quote below.
Do you want to add borders/banding to your curtains? If yes, choose the fabric for the banding and the style from below. Include the details of what you'd like in the notes section at the bottom of the form.
Do you need a new track or rod? You can use your existing tracks/rods or you can choose from the selection available here
Whichever option you choose, I'll contact you by email or phone to discuss the details of your tracks further if you decide to go ahead with my curtain quote.
Do you need curtain holdbacks? Choose from the options here.
For bay, curved and other special shaped windows or if you would simply like more help please email me.
Got a question or special request? I'm happy to help!
If you don't see the style you'd like in the options above please email me as most styles can be custom-made to your requirements.