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    The photos recently posted by pelmetman have prompted me to ceate this summary post in case anyone is looking for how to dress arched windows.

    He made a thin MDF/ply batten the shape of the arch which was given to the curtain makers who used it for a template. Then he would cover it with the same fabric as the curtains and either use velcro or screw eyes to hang the curtain from the batten. The curtains in the photos all have holdbacks to keep the curtains open. An alternative would be to use Italian stringing to open/close the curtains. You will notice that when the curtains are open the leading edges lift above floor level.


    I went on a course to learn how to shape hand pleated curtains to an arch details here and there are more photos in the Gallery section, including ones showing how another member made a roman blind with an arched top.

    M&D sell an arched window track with either holes for curtain hooks, or Velcro-type tape attached for Velcro-friendly curtain tape track.

    For a custom treatment, Silent Gliss have a metal track that can be bent to fit an arch - Silent Gliss 1080.

    The M&D book - Encyclopaedia of Curtains covers making curtains for arched windows.
    Rufflette also cover the topic on their web site using Velcro-friendly curtain tape Rufflette.

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