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Guide to Window Fashions

1. Things to consider – before you order 2. How to measure 3. Glossary of window fashions 4. Help with your new window fashions

Help with your new window fashions

Your order has arrived!

And now here you are with packages of new window fashions to hang, and it may seem like a daunting task. Use this helpful advice to make your purchase look spectacular in your home.

How to hang your new window fashions.

Rod-pocket curtains

  1. Make sure your rods are installed how and where you want them.

  2. If you are hanging multiple items on the same window, for example a sheer, curtain panels and valances, work on the layer that goes underneath first (usually the sheer).

  3. Make sure that your curtains or draperies are smooth with no wrinkles. If you are hanging curtains with ruffles, you may need to iron the ruffles. We offer tips for wrinkle removal in this section under "problems you may encounter".

  4. Put your curtains on the rod. Make sure that the rod isn’t extended too long. You can damage the rod pocket trying to make the rod smaller with the curtain on the rod. It is easier to extend the rod longer when you are ready to hang the curtains. Carefully push the rod through rod pocket. You will have to work slowly and carefully with lace and sheer fabrics to avoid damage to your new curtains. Working with the curtains lying on your bed or over an ironing board will prevent wrinkling during this process.

  5. Put the rod up on the brackets. Put one end in a bracket, then extend the rod as needed and put the other end in the other bracket.

  6. Start at the center of the window and even out the gathers. Make sure the header (the ruffle above the rod) is standing up. Pull the header up with one hand while you pull down on the curtain with the other.

  7. If you are using tiebacks, put the hooks about two-thirds of the way down the window. A quick way to do this if you are of average height is to place the hook level with your hipbone. It is important that all of the tiebacks in your room are the same height, so measure if you have more than one window.

  8. Fan fold the bottom of the curtain starting at the outside edge of one side of the curtain. You should have the entire curtain fan folded in your hands. Look at the top of the curtain and make adjustments as needed, but don’t drop the fabric in your hand. Move your hands up to the tieback area, pull the fan folds back, and place the tieback around the panel. You can gently lift the folds above the tieback 3-5 inches to give the panels more drape. Repeat on the other side.
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Pinch-pleated draperies

  1. Make sure your rods are installed how and where you want them.

  2. Check your draperies for wrinkles. We offer tips for wrinkle removal in this section under "problems you may encounter".

  3. Put the hooks in the buckram (top hem) on the reverse side of each pleat. Make sure the hooks are at the same height and width apart so the draperies will hang even. Having one hook higher or lower than the others will prevent your draperies from hanging properly. One hook should be placed at the end of each panel where there is no pleat. To hang the draperies start in the center with the rods drawn to the closed position. Put the first hook in the leader that overlaps in the center of the rod. This first hook should be attached to the flat end of the buckram, not attached to a pleat. If there is a second hole in the leader, the second hook should be put through it. The remaining hooks should go into the individual sliders until you have three hooks left. Put one hook in the front of the rod end and the other two around the side. With your draperies closed they should be smooth and even.

  4. Follow the procedure in step 7 above when using tiebacks. There are tips for training pleats in this section under "problems you may encounter".
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Problems you may encounter.

The Color Doesn’t Look Quite Right: Don’t worry! Be sure to take at least one piece out of the bag and hold it up to the window in natural daylight. Sometimes the folded product in the bag looks differently than it will up at the window. And remember, your satisfaction is always guaranteed at Blair…just in case you’re not thrilled with the look of your new window fashions.

Wrinkles: Draperies and curtains often arrive wrinkled. The wrinkles are usually relatively easy to remove. Here’s how.

  • If the fabric can be tumble-dried, place a few pieces (there needs to be tumbling space) in the dryer with a damp/wet towel. Remove and lay the pieces over a bed or on an ironing board until ready to hang. Many times, that’s all you will need to do to remove the wrinkles.
  • Try ironing the window fashions on the fabric side (depending on fabric content). Use a pressing cloth if a higher iron setting is necessary to remove the wrinkles. Read the fabric content and care labels carefully before ironing. Use the coolest iron setting possible to achieve results.
  • If you have a steamer, steaming the curtain/draperies after they are hung usually works well. If there are very few wrinkles, using a blow dryer on the fabric side can air away the wrinkles.
  • If the folds of the draperies don’t fall evenly, you may need to “train” your draperies. Put your draperies in the stackback (open) position. Adjust the folds to a pleasing arrangement and tie a loose string around the panel near the heading, midway down the panel and near the hem. Make sure the folds/pleats are smooth. Steam the draperies and leave the ties in place for two or three days.
 

 

1. Things to consider – before you order
2. How to measure
3. Glossary of window fashions
4. Help with your new window fashions