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    Can i ask your opinions please on the lenght of tails.......
    these will be over curtains.
    [attachment=0:2ysd1jyc]bay window.jpg[/attachment:2ysd1jyc]
    There is a dado rail 50" below the pole.
    Customer wants the tie back hook to be higher than the dado rail.
    Is it ok for the tail to be lower than the tie back hook?
    Pole has been fitted 6" above recess.
    Thanks
    Sharon

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    Re: swags, tails and tie-backs

    Hi Sharon

    My first reaction is that this window is way to small for swags ands tails and I'd be more inclined to suggest a swagged valance if the client is insistent on such a style. However, as the customer is always right... you may find the post of top treatments and proportions of interest.

    Will the swags follow the shape of the bay or be placed on the outside of the window?

    Philip
    Have you registered your business yet?

    http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


    A MyDecozo Directory

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    • #3
      Re: swags, tails and tie-backs

      They will be on the outside of the window.
      Just wondered if anyone has made the tails longer than where the tie back hook is placed.
      thanks
      Sharon

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      • #4
        Re: swags, tails and tie-backs

        I have to agree with Phillip on this one, Sharon.

        If the curtains are having tiebacks and hooks, there is a dado rail as well as quite a bit of furniture all in a small space, I think that there is a chance that swags may look top heavy and the whole effect be just too busy...... BUT if thats what your customer wants, maybe as P suggests a valance. Me, I would go for plain old pleats on a pole. Could be dressed up a bit and still have the tiebacks etc.

        Still its your customer

        Enid

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        • #5
          Re: swags, tails and tie-backs

          I would stick with the pole & tie backs as well. In a room of this size it would give a much more sophisticated finish whereas as has already been indicated this room is quite busy enough without adding more clutter with swags & tails
          It would be good to be proved wrong so if your client is still insistant please don't forget to post your pics when you get finished.
          Regards
          Mairi

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          • #6
            Re: swags, tails and tie-backs

            Hi
            I think swags & tails would work ok
            Plus it uses more fabric + more labour so in theory more profit
            Cheers
            Clark

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            • #7
              Re: swags, tails and tie-backs

              Hi i agree with clark if thats what the customer wants think profit and how much more meterage of fabric you can sell ( sounds a bit mercenary but remember it is business !!! )

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              • #8
                Re: swags, tails and tie-backs

                Thanks for your opinions but the swags and tails is what is wanted by the customer. I just wanted opinions on the length of the tails, ie being lower than the tie back hook? sorry if i didnt get that across...
                Sharon

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                • #9
                  Re: swags, tails and tie-backs

                  As the outside edge of the tail follows the straight line of the outside curtain edge, I think placing the tieback higher than the bottom of the tail will be fine - Tails can be as long as your design brief requires, you could sketch the treatment trying different tail lengths.

                  If you place the pelmet board high up close to the cornice, the longer tails will then give the illusion of height.

                  Philip
                  Have you registered your business yet?

                  http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


                  A MyDecozo Directory

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                  • #10
                    Re: swags, tails and tie-backs

                    I also think that the tiebacks can be higher than the lowest point of the tail. Like Philip says, try sketching it.
                    Kind regards
                    Pen Harrison
                    Colly Brook Fine Furnishings

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                    • #11
                      Re: swags, tails and tie-backs

                      I was just clearing out the orphaned attachments and found this picture...[attachment=0:16k7z3e9]tails above dado.jpg[/attachment:16k7z3e9]
                      MyDecozo Admin

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                      • #12
                        Re: swags, tails and tie-backs

                        wow what a good idea ,this gives the customer a picture of what their curtains will look like lovin it

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                        • #13
                          Re: swags, tails and tie-backs

                          What a great idea to show to customers. I see that they are used a lot on the American site and often wondered about them. Not sure how easy they are to use Me been a computer idiot, but would love to have a go. Does anyone use them?

                          Irene

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                          • #14
                            Re: swags, tails and tie-backs

                            Thats mine.
                            I had a go at showing the tails and tie backs at dado level on the right and above the dado on the left.
                            She is happy with above so going for that.
                            Thanks
                            Sharon

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                            • #15
                              Re: swags, tails and tie-backs

                              Hi Sharon

                              Hoooow do you do that....... what do you use........

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