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How To Measure Curtains

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Thisoldbird | 14:50 Tue 17th Aug 2021 | Home & Garden
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I'm not a fan of eyelet curtains but am looking to help someone measure what size to buy.

Window 100 inches..sorry I only do old money !!
Curtains on sale at 112 width or 66 width.
Would like them to be fairly full when drawn.

Would 2 pr x 66 on each side give a full look.

This is where ordering online doesn't work as well as shopping in store.

Thanks

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I would get 112- as it's per curtain and you want them well gathered.
Sounds a bit tight to me . they need to start outside the window line and with the ruffles would expect to need total of 150, but why not try it with an old sheet or towels
Not sure what you mean by 2 pair on each side, though.
So maybe the question was 4 x66 or 2 x120
I'd get 1 pr of 112. 66 will, just about cover... but not "well gathered".
112 CM is a standard size for curtain width - if your window is 100 inches, 112 CM will be too small. Make sure the curtains are being sold in inches, so you are comparing simlar measurements.
ps you need roughly double curtain width as your window. So for a 100 inch window you need 200 inches (100 inches each curtain)
3.39577E-11 AU should do it.
Sounds like you're getting your centimetres and inches mixed up. Standard widths in the UK are:

112 cm (44 inches), 167 cm (66 inches) or 228 cm (90 inches)
I forsee problems when you're dealing with inches and centimetres...you really need to stick with one - the one that the curtains are sold in ie centimetres.
"I forsee problems when you're dealing with inches and centimetres..." - which is why I have used AU, much more reliable measure all round.
Perhaps you could point the poster to a retailer that measures their curtain in AU, ta.
There's too many people trying to be too clever on here today.
Sturtons, apparently!
And now for a sensible answer....
If you want the curtains to be 'full' when they're drawn, you'll need at least 1.75 times the width of the window and preferably 2 times.
i said that earlier
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Thank you all.
We have ordered now..if I try to explain it's going to sound garbled..but, they will possibly be to wide, if that's possible with the amount on order.
Too wide is preferable as not wide enough looks stingy.
I usually have 2.5 x the width of the window so 250 inches in total whether it's in two curtains of four.

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