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    Default Stupid curtain question

    So, I have a stupid question about curtains.

    If the curtain measurement is 140cm wide, does that mean that's exactly how wide the fabric is, or does it mean the curtain will nicely cover a window opening of 140cm, with, you know, the usual in and out curtain folds in it?

    I'm looking at some curtains online, and am trying to figure out what size I should buy, or whether I need two, etc.

    Thanks in advance

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    Most curtains are pleated etc

    140 is the cover

    I cant remeber if some crtsi s are 1 1/2 more material than what the finished curtai. Will cover

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    Thank you!

    Yes, 'pleated' was the word I should have used, rather than 'usual in and out curtain folds'! Lol!

    I have a window opening of about 145cm, with the window skirting bits (I'm sure there's a better word than this - don't know where my brain is this morning - the vertical window sills - nope, not that either.. anyway... ) included, it's 160cm. I wonder if a 140cm curtain would do it... 180cm is the next size up, and I'm worried it might be too big?

    I want good window coverage, because it's to block out light in DS's bedroom and hopefully help him sleep longer!

    ps - my sewing skills are almost non existent, so I just want something I can get out of the packet and hang up!

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    I would go the 180 and aet the rails and urtains 100 past your sill in eah dirrection.

    Advantage to this is whan opened the cutains will gather mostly over wall allowing more window for view, light & ventilation

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    Sill is the bottom bit

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    140 is the total width across the bottom. General rule of thumb is the curtain should be at least 1.5 x the width of the window.

    And I always call the uprights an architrave.

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    yeah I would get the bigger ones - especially if hte window is in the middle-ish of the wall so you have room on either side for gathering etc.

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