Standard Features

  • Handcrafted in Minnesota
  • Hand-sewn corners
  • Hand-sewn 4" buckram interlining in each pleat for structure and support
  • Each drapery is hung and tested prior to shipping

Optional Features

  • Privacy Lining, Blackout Lining or Privacy + Interlining

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are Pinch Pleat Draperies easy to operate?

    Pinch Pleat Drapery, along with Tailored Pleat and Ripple Fold, are the easiest styles to operate. Both Tailored and Pinch Pleat Draperies are made with 4" buckram fabric which is a stiffener used in each pleat to help it keep its shape over time.

  • Would you recommend a "break" or "puddle" (drapery skimming the floor)?

    Ordering your drapery with a few extra inches at the bottom can hide uneven floors while adding a bit of drama to the look. However, if you select a light-colored fabric, or your drapery will be opening and closing frequently, this may not be the best choice for your home.

  • Will draperies help insulate my windows?

    Selecting Privacy Lining, Blackout Lining or Privacy + Interlining will provide an additional layer of insulation to your drapery.

  • Can draperies block out all the light?

    The level of light blockage and privacy you will get from your drapery depends on the material you select and the lining you choose. Generally speaking, the heavier the material, the less light will come through. By adding Privacy + Interlining you will block the majority of light, while Blackout lining will prevent the majority of light from coming through the fabric. Keep in mind that if you are installing these draperies on decorative hardware, light will come in at the top of the drape. To block the maximum amount of light, consider adding a shade as well.

  • If I am not concerned with light blockage should I still line my drapes?

    There are many benefits to lining your drapery: Linings will help insulate your windows and may save you money on your heating and cooling bill. Linings also protect the drapery fabric from fading and will give your draperies a fuller look and a better hang. Blackout and Privacy + Interlining are not available for sheer fabric.

  • Is Interlining worth it?

    It's really a matter of personal preference. Interlining gives the drapes a heft and body and helps the drapery folds keep their shape.

  • I love the look of these draperies but am concerned that even when open they will block much of my window. What can I do?

    If you have the space, the best thing to do is to extend your drapery to the right and left of the window. This will make the area you are covering wider and take more material off the window. If you don't have space to extend out, you might consider using a sheer to allow natural light to filter and maintain some of your view.

  • What are the differences between the linings that you offer?

    Privacy: offers light filtration, privacy and acts as a protective layer against fading due to sunlight.
    Blackout: blocks 99% of light for complete privacy and room darkening.
    Privacy + Interlining: offers all of the benefits of Privacy Lining with an added cotton flannel fabric sewn between the fabric of the drapery and the Privacy Lining. Provides light control and insulation as well as adding fullness and body to the drapery.

  • Is it possible to cancel or change an order once it is placed?

    Because production of your Custom Window Treatments begins immediately upon receiving your order, we are not able to accommodate
    changes or cancellations once the order is placed.

  • What is a "mistake discount"?

    In the event you've measured incorrectly or need a different color, we offer a 50% discount on your replacement order for the same
    product on the same window when placed within 30 days of the original order.

  • Are the window coverings safe around my children?

    Window treatments that feature pull cords or continuous loop chains include a cord cleat or tension device that secures to the wall. These safety features are required to be delivered and installed with each window treatment.

  • How should I care for my Custom Window Treatments?

    Professional on-site service is recommended.

  • Where are your products made?

    Our Custom Window Treatments are handcrafted in Florida and Minnesota.

Single Panel

Single panels accommodate a return on the left or right side, or function as center panels (without a return).

Single panel: minimum width, 12"; maximum width, 230"

Pair of Drapery

Measurements for a pair are equally divided between two panels (left and right).

Pair of panels: minimum width, 24"; maximum width, 230"

Total Width Coverage

Print measurement worksheet

  • Measure the total width of the area you'd like to cover. This is your ordering width. We've already accounted for the folds and pleats of the drapery.
  • If your drapery needs to open and close, the total coverage width will equal the same span as your hardware.
  • We recommend extending the measurement out 6-12" on each side from the edges of your windows or doors. This allows for as much natural light as possible when the draperies are open and makes the area appear larger.
  • If you are ordering stationary panels for drapery that does not need to open or close, an ordering width with less coverage will still give a finished look.
  • For widths greater than 72", Decorative Rods require a center support and cannot be used with single panel drapery. Rails and tracks are available for single panels up to 230".

Video

Watch our video for tips on how to measure for drapery

Finished Length

Print measurement worksheet

Measure the total length of the area you'd like to cover. Keep in mind the type of hardware you'll be using and if it will be mounted on the wall or ceiling. The mounting type you select will affect the overall length of your drapery. Please review the drapery hardware deduction chart below and edit your finished length accordingly.

Using Wall Mounted Brackets Using Ceiling Mounted Brackets
Drapery hardware Deduction from top
of rod to top of fabric
Deduction from
ceiling to top of fabric
Decorative Rod (1 3/16" diameter) 1 3/4" 3 1/4"
Rail — 1 3/16" Diameter 1 1/4"* 3"
Track 1 1/4" 1 1/4"

*Wall mount bracket rises 5/8" above pole

Tips

  • For drapery that will be opened and closed frequently, select a length that�s about 1/2" off the floor for smooth operation.
  • Ordering your drapery with an additional few inches of fabric will create a "puddle" effect and also hide uneven floors.

Video

Linings

Linings sewn to the back of your drapery protect the fabric from fading, improve insulation, add body and increase light blockage. All linings are an off-white color.

Unlined

  • No lining added to your window treatment
  • Preserves the natural transparency of the fabric you select

Privacy Lining

  • Offers privacy and greater light control
  • Helps protect the fabric from fading due to sunlight
  • Additional cost

Blackout Lining

  • Blocks 99% of light for complete privacy and great insulation
  • Recommended for bedrooms, media rooms or wherever light blockage is desired
  • Not available with sheer fabrics
  • Additional cost

Privacy + Interlining

  • Standard privacy lining combined with a cotton flannel "interlining"
  • Protects fabric from fading and provides great insulation
  • Adds additional body and fullness
  • Not available with sheer fabrics
  • Additional cost

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