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    A question was asked elsewhere regarding tab top curtains which I answered and thought I'd copy my answer here.

    Q: Stackback required for tab top curtains and fullness ratio

    I would suggest allow 15/20cm minimum either side of the pole, also take into account the depth of the tabs when positioning the pole - a low pole will mean the top of the curtain will fall below the top recess of the window and the light will glare through the tabs.

    I'd go with 1.5 to 2 times track width, consider that the curtains will need to be dressed every time they are pulled unless you attach tape at the back to ensure the curtains pull evenly.

    what I mean by this is, when you pull the curtains most of the fullness will remain in the stackback position and the curtains will have to be dressed - Adding a length of india tape to the required width will ensure the curtains pull in pleats.

    To a large extent the tabs themselves will dictate the stackback - width of tabs x number of tabs will give you an idea of how much of the window the curtains will cover in stackback.

    Hope this helps!
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    I like the tip about adding india tape to the tab top curtain. Just wondered how you would attach it - at the back of each tab?

    Many Thanks
    Julie
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      Re: Tab tops

      Hi Julie

      You would need to hand stitch a length of india tape at the bottom of your tabs ensuring it doesn't show from the front. You could hang the curtains first, dress them and when you're happy with them pin the india tape into position - Remove the curtains and sew.

      Philip
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        Many Thanks for that.
        Julie
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