Finished Length: the exact vertical measurement of a completed window treatment from the top of the heading to the bottom of the hem. If the rod is included, such as Fashion Verticals, Fashion Wrap, Fashion Fold, Athena Fold, or Tab Trend finished length is from the top of the track to the bottom of the hem.
Pencil Pleat: 3ó” wide heading tape with soft loop back, ready to attach to hook fastening tape or Fashion Rodding. The tape is sewn onto the fabric and gives a pencil pleat or smocked effect when the strings are pulled.
Fullness: the ratio of the cut width to the finished width. For instance 3X fullness means that the cut width is three times as wide as the finished width. Fullness ranges from 2X to 3X. We suggest using less fullness for heavier fabrics such as prints and satins and more fullness for lightweight fabrics. We recommended 3X fullness for sheers. Laces are recommended at 2.5X fullness.
Overlap: the extra width required for the two leading edges of a pair of draperies to by-pass each other at the center. Our standard overlap is 5”.
Pin Hook Setting: the position the pin is placed onto the pleated drape. The customer determines the pin setting, depending on the track installation (wall or ceiling).
Railroad: When fabric is used with selvage or factory finish running horizontally. Turning the fabric so that the finished length of the drapery is made from the width of the fabric. This allows the drapery to be seamless.
Repeat: the distance in inches from the beginning to the end of a re-occurring pattern in a lace or print fabric. Yardage requirements must be rounded up to enable cutting of the fabric in full repeats. Laces are cut only in full repeats, so the cut width (in inches) must be divisible by the size of the repeat.
Return: the part of a drapery or valance that covers the rod at the side from the face to the wall.