How To Measure

How to Measure…

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How to Measure For A Table Skirt
 
Abellaquen Home in Ashland Virginia shares this template to help you with accurate measurements for a table skirt. It also works with tablecloths and table runners. ALWAYS use a metal tape; this avoids errors that can become costly. Measure from the edge of the table to the point where you want the hem (bottom) to come….this is called the drop. Then measure the distance across the table…fill in the sheet for reference or to give to your designer.
measure_table_skirt.pdf
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How To Measure a Dust Ruffle
Abellaquen Home in Ashland Virginia shares how we measure a dust ruffle. Start by taking the bedding off mattress for accuracy. Lift mattress (if possible) and measure length from head to foot of bed. Then measure the drop to the floor on at least two sides. Remember to deduct a 1/2″ clearance to floor from final measurement. Use sheet for reference or give to your designer.
measuring_dust_ruffle.pdf
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How To Measure A Window
We recommend that you use a metal tape-this ensures accuracy. Remember, mistakes are expensive and that is what we strive to help you avoid.
Abellaquen Home in Ashland Virginia shares how we measure windows. Start with the inside width of the window and measure from side to side. Do NOT turn your tape upside down (you may transpose numbers). This is marked “A” on your template sheet. Then just continue through the list writing down the measurements as you go. Save as a reference or to give to your designer.
measuring_window_template.pdf
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Tips on Calculating the Amount of Fabric Needed For Draperies, Panels, Curtains and Other Types of Window Treatments
Abellaquen Home in Ashland Virginia shares still more helpful tips for calculating fabric for window treatments
calculating the amount of fabric needed […]
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General Drapery and Curtain Information
Abellaquen Home in Ashland Virginia shares some more helpful tips for draperies and curtains
general drapery information.pdf
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General Information for Valances, Swags, Cornices and other Top Treatment Styles
Abellaquen Home in Ashland Virginia shares some General Information for Valances, Swags, Cornices and other Top Treatment Styles
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More Tips For Draperies, Valances, and Other Window Treatment Styles
Follow all of the tips from Abellaquen Home in Ashland Virginia for starting your curtain, valance or designer drapery project
General window treatment tips.pdf
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How to Calculate the Number of Widths Needed For Draperies
Abellaquen Home in Ashland Virginia shows you how to calculate the widths needed for the correct amount of fabric for Window Treatments
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Information on Fabric Yardage for Window Treatments
Abellaquen Home in Ashland Virginia shares some of our tips for calculating repeats, widths and total yardage needed for your window treatment project
information on fabric yardage.pdf
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