Measuring for Readymade Curtains

How to measure for Ready Made curtains

Advice on how to purchase the correct size curtains (alternatively Click Here for measuring advise for Made To Measure curtains)

Before purchasing readymade curtains, take time to measure your window carefully.

When measuring your window, it is better to use a METAL rule, as a cloth measure tends to stretch and you will not get exact measurements.

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Measuring for curtain width

Measure the total width of track or pole, excluding finials but including any overlap if applicable. (The overlap is an additional measurement, normally 2.5cm that allows the curtains to overlap in the middle when they are closed).

If using a curtain track, we would recommend that the total width of both curtains should be one and a half to two times as wide as the track.

If using a curtain pole, we would recommend that the total width of both curtains should be one and a half times the length of the pole.

Montgomery readymade curtains are sold in pairs and the dimensions on the pack refer to each individual curtain.

1 pair curtains, each curtain 117cm (46") wide - to fit track up to 122cm (48") wide
1 pair curtains, each curtain 132cm (52") wide - to fit track up to 122cm (48") wide

1 pair curtains, each curtain 168cm (66") wide - to fit track up to 183cm (72") wide
1 pair curtains, each curtain 193cm (76") wide - to fit track up to 205cm (81") wide

1 pair curtains, each curtain 229cm (90") wide - to fit track up to 245cm (96") wide

Measuring for curtain length

If using a curtain track, we would recommend that you measure from the top of the track to the required length.

If using a curtain pole for pencil pleat curtains, we would recommend that you measure from the small metal ring at the bottom of each curtain ring. This will prevent the pole or rings from being obscured by the curtain.

If using a curtain pole for tab top or eyelet curtains, we would recommend that you measure from the very top of the curtain pole.

Readymade curtains come in three standard drops, 137cm (54"), 183cm (72") and 228cm (90")

Measuring for Valances

3W Valances measure Approx 350cm (138") Wide X 30cm (12") Deep.
To fit tracks up to 182cm (72") Approx.

5W Valances measure Approx 584cm (230") Wide X 30cm (12") Deep.
To fit tracks up to 229cm (90") Approx.

 

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