Yes that is normal,standard folds form a very slight cascade due to the way the rods and rings stack on each other when the blind is pulled up. The calculation of the rod pocket positions means that if the rods were all pulled up to exactly the same height, all the folds would be exactly inline. (see image)
However that is not how a blind pulls up, the rods and rings stack on each other on the cord which creates a very slight cascade. If you were really wanting to make the folds line up exactly inline you would have to make make an adjustment to your rod pocket position calculation . It would involve making a mock up to see what the slight cascade depth is caused by the type of rod pockets and ring/breakouts you are using. Then recalculating the rod pocket positions to adjust for this. (this is not something we do)
Would you mind telling me where you purchased the roman blind stand shown in the video above. i have started working from home and have a number of requests to make roman blinds for other people.
A pair of brackets HERE a bit cheaper.
Thank you for your great tutorial. I have to make 4 Roman blinds using patterned material, should I cut the face fabric for all the blinds at the same time at the beginning of the project or as I go?
When I make up several blinds in the same fabric I tend to cut the face panels all at the same time to ensure that they all start at the same point in the pattern, as this avoids confusion later.
HI, I've made 3 blinds already - thanks for your brilliant videos...
I'm now making my 1st b/o blind using rod pockets. My blind is 170W by 142 drop - is this too long to use the b/o lining sideways? (just reading your comment above)...if so, would I join the panels in the same way as fabric? Just concerned there will be 2 lines of sticking showing through the b/o lining.
Thanks in advance
Roman blinds really are best when they are one width or less wide. When
you try to make big roman blinds they become more difficult to make and
keep square and in this case you will come up against some problems with
the blackout. A large Roman blind is not always the best solution for a
Your blackout will probably only be 137cm wide so wont be wide enough to use it sideways.
When you make any stitching in the blackout lining it will create small pinpricks of light when the blind is down. Your joins in the blackout will make lines of pinpricks of light, as will the stitch lines for rod tape or rod pockets.