How to measure graber Artisan Drapery

Tips for Getting Started:

  1. Use a steel tape measure. Measure to the nearest 1⁄8" (0.4 cm).
  2. Take measurements at the top of window, as not all windows are perfectly square.
  3. If ordering top treatments for multiple windows, make sure to measure each window individually.

Mounting Options

Inside Mount:

  1. Measure the exact width of the window opening at the very top of the casing(see figure 4).
  2. Measure the exact width of the window opening down from the top, depending on the desired length of top treatments being ordered.

Outside Mount:

  1. Measure window width including molding (see figure 1).
  2. Add any additional width desired,especially if hanging curtain panels or sheers under cornice (see figure 2).Round up to the nearest full inch.
  3. Recommended 2" (5.1 cm) minimum clearance on face and sides when mounting over a drapery (see figure 3).
  4. Recommended 1" (2.6 cm) when mounting over inside mount treatments.

ROD AND DRAPERY WIDTH

Consider the look you want to create when determining the type of drapery hardware and its placement. Rod type and placement determine the width and length of the draperies needed. General guidelines follow.

 

Width
There are only two measurements you need to determine the width of the drapery: the face width of the rod and the projection of the rod.
Measure width 1
Figuring Rod Face Width
Always give the measurement from outside to outside of brackets.Face width does not include finials.
Measure width 2
Width Considerations
Additional wall coverage may be needed for Stack Back. The general rule is that the total Stack Back needed for the drapery to clear the glass is approximately 1/3 the width of the window. Additional width may be needed for heavy or bulky fabrics.Note: Face width = Glass width + total stack back
Measure width 3

 

DRAPERY LENGTH OPTIONS

Measure width 4

Determine which of the following looks you want to achieve with the length of your drapery panels.
(A) Sill – measures to the window sill; typically used on an inside mount
(B) Apron – measures to the bottom of the window apron; typically used on an outside mount
(C) Floor – measures approximately ½” above the floor
(D) Trouser – measures to the floor plus an additional 2″ to the length to create a break at the floor, similar to how a trouser leg breaks on top of a shoe
(E) Puddle – measures to the floor plus an additional 6-10″ to create a fabric pool on the floor

Based on your drapery style, hardware, and length option, use the Drapery Styles and Hardware Summary chart to determine the starting location for your length measurement.
A) Measure from the starting location to your desired length (to the nearest 1/8″).
B) Be sure to include any required adjustments as outlined in Step 3.

Special Length Considerations
When using a functional drapery as an under treatment, we recommend that it be 1″ above the floor.

Measure width 5

 

DRAPERY STYLES AND HARDWARE SUMMARY

Type of Rod Drapery Style Width (including Stack Back) Length Projection/Return Recommended Rod Placement Other Considerations
Drapery Rod 1

Curtain Rod

Pleated or Decorative Panels, with Valance over them Rod Pocket Face Width Top of Rod to
Desired Length
Wall to
front of rod
4″ to 5″
above the Glass
When ordering a Rod Pocket Drapery, the header is NOT included in the Finished Length
Drapery Rod 2

Decorative Pole 1 3/8“, 2″ & 3″ Diameters

Grommet Top Rod Pocket Tab styles Face Width Top of Rod to Desired Length Not Applicable 6½” to 7″ above the Glass When ordering a Rod Pocket Drapery, the header is NOT included in the Finished Length
Drapery Rod 3

Decorative Traverse

Pleated Face Width With Slides: Bottom of Rod to Desired
Length With Rings: Bottom of Ring to Desired Length
Wall to front of rod 6½” to 7″ above the Glass Returns – Strongly Recommended to prevent light seepage
Drapery Rod 4

Pole with Rings

Pleated Soft Top Rod Pocket Face Width Using Eyelet: Bottom of Ring to Desired Length
Using Clip: Hinge of Clip to Desired Length
Wall to front of rod 6½” to 7″ above the Glass
Drapery Rod 5

Sash or Tension

Rod Pocket Top and Bottom Face Width Top of Top Sash Rod to Bottom of Bottom Sash Rod Not Applicable Sash Rod – 1″ to 2″ above and below the Glass
Tension Rod – Desired Height
When ordering a Rod Pocket Drapery, the header is NOT included in the Finished Length
Drapery Rod 6

Traverse

Pleated Face Width Top of Rod to Desired Length Wall to
front of rod
4″ to 5″ above the Glass Typical Projections – Single Traverse Rod-3½” Double Traverse Rod-5 ½” Returns Offered- 0, 2″, 4″, 6″

 

Pleated draperies mounted on a pole with rings may “spring back” slightly from their closed position. To allow for this, manufacturing will add 10% to the width of your drapery to allow for privacy and prevent light gap when the drapery is closed. An additional surcharge applies. Drapery hardware is not included with draperies.

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