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    ....you've heard so much about them, here's one hanging in my spare room. Thanks to everyone for all their input & advice. As I've learned, it's all very well doing a sample but it's just not the same as a full size pair. Any advice before I deliver to the customer?[attachment=0:3k7crdx9]DSC03521.JPG[/attachment:3k7crdx9]
    Jane

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    Re: My first triple pleats......

    Well done Jane..ur tiple pleats look beautiful.

    Is it possible to leave them hanging & if so, u should dress these curtains following ur stripes & leave them loosely bandaged until you deliver them.
    Regards
    Mairi

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    • #3
      Re: My first triple pleats......

      Exactly the conversation I was having a few days ago Jane, why oh why do those who teach curtain making think a one width sample is enough to teach curtain making, you need to join widths and make a full size pair, not just a single width sample.

      They look very nice Jane and well made. When I dress curtains, any heading buckram or pencil pleat - I make a fist from the back, put the fist into the pleat and then cup your other hand over the fist from the front with the fabric in between. Then slide both hands down the pleat to the bottom. This will give you nice defined folds.

      Well done Jane, those curtains presented you with a challenged you and you won!

      Philip
      Have you registered your business yet?

      http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


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      • #4
        Re: My first triple pleats......

        I have dressed them and am leaving them bound at least for a day or two - just unbound them for the photo. Various bits of advice around the forum helped me do it......what a fabulous forum we have I've never dressed curtains for a customer before, only for myself. (There is another binding at the bottom)
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        Jane

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        • #5
          Re: My first triple pleats......

          Very nice indeed, Jane. Take them to the customer with the bandages still on, makes picking them up and hanging them so much easier and quicker, all the fiddle faddle is done at home. Take them off, show your customer and put them back on and leave ( with payment) one hopes.
          When we do pinches, mostly double ones now, we sew the channels one inch deeper than the buckram depth but sew the pleats level with the end of the buckram. This seems to give a deeper pleat and the start of the pleat at the curtain sits much better, also gives more room for Phillips fist.

          Enid

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          • #6
            Re: My first triple pleats......

            Wow Jane they are superb, be proud,,,very proud of yourself. Very nice indeed.

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            • #7
              Re: My first triple pleats......

              What a little star Jane. You should be as proud as punch, I would be!

              Any tips before going to fit? Smile with pride, you've done a fab job and enjoy every penny you've earned!!!

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                Re: My first triple pleats......

                Brilliant be proud that you have made such lovely curtains.
                Kindest Regards,
                Karen

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                • #9
                  Re: My first triple pleats......

                  Thank you for all your lovely comments. Delivered them this morning. We hadn't discussed hanging them & she obviously didn't expect me to do it (I didn't do the last pair) so I took the money & left
                  Jane

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