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## How much material do I need to make a pair of curtains?

Fabric calculations – Most curtains will require somewhere between 1 ½ and 2 ½ times fullness, depending on the heading and look you want to achieve. I always prefer to be generous and use 2 ½ times the width, skimpy curtains don’t look good and you can always use any extra fabric for cushions or tie backs.

## How do you calculate yardage for curtains?

Fabric is usually sold by the whole yard. To figure out how many yards you’ll need to buy, multiply your final height by the number of panels needed. Next, divide this number by 36 (there are 36 inches in a yard). Round up to the nearest whole yard.

## How many yards of fabric do I need for 96 inch curtains?

96-Inch Length

We’ll need more than one width of the fabric to span the window. If we divide 120 by 60, the result is 2. Multiplying the drop of 108 by 2 is 216 inches. The result is 18 feet or 6 yards.

## Are curtains measured per curtain?

All our ready made curtains are sold as pairs, and the sizes stated refer to the size of each curtain. For example, in a pair of curtains 46″ wide x 54″ length, there will be two curtains, each measuring 46″ wide.

## What size curtains do I need for a 6ft window?

A common rule for displaying curtains properly says the curtains finished width should be at least 2 times the width of your window (if not more – sheers can be 3 times the window width) to achieve a look of proper fullness.

## How do I figure out how many yards of fabric I need?

Total number of pieces divided by number of pieces that fit into width equals number of rows you need. Number of needed rows multiplied by length of one piece equals total project in inches. Total project inches divided by 36 inches equals total yardage needed (rounded up to the whole number).

## How do you calculate curtains?

There’s a simple calculation to work out how much curtain fabric you need. First, multiply the track/pole width by your chosen fullness (eg. Pole width 150cm x 2.5 = 375). Next, divide that figure by the fabric width, which is typically 137cm (375 divided by 137 = 2.73).

## How do I calculate how much fabric I need to repeat a curtain?

To calculate the amount of patterned fabric required to make a pair of curtains:

- Multiply the “Number of fabric widths” by Adjusted Cut Drop.
- Add one vertical pattern repeat (this allows you to choose where the pattern starts)

## How wide should curtains be for 100 inch window?

For example, if the window is 100 inches wide, the curtains should be made to 125 inches wide in order for them to hang off the window when in the open position. For an inside-mount curtain, measure from one edge inside the frame to the inside edge on the opposite side.

## How big is fabric by the yard?

A yard of fabric is 36″, 3 feet, 0.9144 meters, or 91.44cm. It looks like a yardstick, or about double your shoulder width. A “yard of fabric” only describes the length, not the width. Fabric widths often vary from 43″ (1.09m) to 60″ (1.5m).

## How do you calculate yardage for window treatments?

Multiply the number of widths needed by the total cut length. Divide by 36” for the number of yards needed for the whole window.

## When buying a pair of curtains What is the width?

The width measurement actually refers to the width of each curtain in the pair, as you need double the width of your track or pole in curtaining for the gathered effect.

## Are curtains sold in pairs?

While it may seem logical that curtains should come in sets of two, curtains do not always come in pairs. They most often come in panels. Panels are a single piece of fabric or one curtain. If you want a typical curtain pair, you will need to buy two panels.

## What is the standard size for curtains?

Standard curtains come in three lengths—84 inches, 96 inches, or 108 inches. “Generally, you want to stay away from the 84 inch standard curtains unless you have very low ceilings.