I have just hung my cartridge pleat curtains and I am thrilled with them - I've made curtains for years and always been happy but never achieved this standard of finish before. Thank you so much for the excellent instructions and videos!
I have had 2 sets of cartridge curtains made for me. I think they would hang better if I was to stuff the openings at the top. What should I use? I did think of hollow fibre filling but would that fall through as they are not sealed like goblet headings.
STEPs 9 and 9b of the cartridge pleat curtain tutorial show you how we make and stuff our cartridge pleats.
Is there anything I can do to make the outer edge "return" actually turn the 90 degrees to the wall rather than hanging limply? Maybe I need a stitch somewhere or do I need to affix an eyelet nail in the wall and hook the end of the curtain to it...or have I missed a step in the instructions? Many thanks.
There are a few ways to get the returns 90 degrees and tight to the wall.
1) Fix an eyelet to the wall and a pin hook on the return end and attach the return to the wall.
2) Fix a batten block to the wall with hook velcro on the outside edge where you want the curtain return to touch against the wall. Sew loop velcro on the inside edge of the curtain heading and velcro the return into position. (The block should be hidden behind the curtain return)
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