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    Hi all

    I saw a beautiful blind on a website (can't remember where, it was a long time ago). The blind was cascaded and the pattern matched perfectly so that it was continuous when the blind was raised. I have been struggling ever since to work out how this is possible. Has anyone got any technique for doing this? I am going distracted!!!

    Thanks

    Annie

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    Re: Pattern matching on cascade blinds

    Hi Annie - I've dropped you a PM.
    Louise


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    • #3
      Re: Pattern matching on cascade blinds

      Louise - PLEEEASE share!!!
      As far as I'm aware it's not possible ......
      Jacqui
      Quarndon Curtain Design

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      • #4
        Re: Pattern matching on cascade blinds

        I have written up how to make this work, will PM you.
        Louise


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        • #5
          Re: Pattern matching on cascade blinds

          Louise, I'd like to know too, I didn't think it was possible either!
          Yvonne

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          • #6
            Re: Pattern matching on cascade blinds

            Thanks for the interest everyone - basically it can be done with most fabrics by altering the size of the rod pockets on the back of the blind.

            I have worked on this in my workroom, and written up my method as a Guide for my learning website The Virtual Workroom. It is not uploaded yet, but if anyone is interested in purchasing it then please drop me a PM and I will send you details.
            Louise


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            • #7
              Re: Pattern matching on cascade blinds

              Ok - I sort of see what you mean! I would have to get my head around having all different rod measurements on the back! I'm assuming it can't be done with large pattern repeats ....
              Jacqui
              Quarndon Curtain Design

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              • #8
                Re: Pattern matching on cascade blinds

                A while ago I posted about this topic and thought the following.

                - You cannot make the blind to a specific drop - it has to fit the pattern repeat
                - the pattern repeat dictates the rod spacing
                - the larger the pattern repeat, the larger the rod spacing
                - big pattern repeats create a blind with such large folds that it will obscure a lot of the window when raised
                - if you can fit the blind high above the window recess this will help leave more of the window itself uncovered (as with any cascade fold blind)

                In short, I think trying to cascade to pattern is an interesting 'on the table' exercise, but impractical in many customer situations.
                Now I have found a way to make this work I can confirm these points still stand - cascading to pattern only works with certain fabrics and is perhaps best suited to dress blinds.
                Louise


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                • #9
                  Re: Pattern matching on cascade blinds

                  An interesting mathematical exercise but would you ever want to put it into practise? The worst blind I have ever seen by a mile was cascaded pleated to pattern. The proportions were all wrong. I was scarred for life LOL. Then again I'm not a cascade fan and any cascade over 1cm gives me palpitations.

                  OK I know I'm in a minority, but I'm not sure it's a minority of one.

                  Maz

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