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  • Roman Blind - More than 1 width of fabric, what ratio?

    I've got about a 2m wide roman blind to do, what ratio do you recommend for the middle panel vs the side ones? If I use a full width of fabric I'll end up having two tiny panels at the side. I was going to do 1m in middle and 2 x 50cm ones on the side. Will that be ok? Thanks.
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  • #2
    Hi Louise

    I usually work on the basis of a half for the centre panel and two quarters at the sides of them. You will need to use two widths of fabric whatever so you may as well have a nice even distribution of panel sizes. If you wanted to alter this proportion then you could slim down the side pieces a little but, as you rightly say, it looks disproportionate if the side pieces ore too narrow.

    Good luck with your project.............Clive
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    • #3
      Hi Louise

      Clive's advice is right but only if you have a plain fabric. If the fabric is patterned you'll need to match it and that will determine the width of the panels.

      Creative Diva

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      • #4
        Yes creative is correct if its pattern you will need to allow for pattern matching ,i know this from experience .
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        • #5
          Sorry Creative and Fairysparkle but I am struggling to see the logic in the pattern matching comments.

          Granted, if the fabric has only one horizontal pattern repeat it will only join on the selvedge but if there are multiple horizontal pattern repeats (2 or more) then it doesn't matter a jot, you simply make the join wherever you want it to be.

          Please enlighten me further as to your reasoning?


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          • #6
            I think they only meant to say that you couldn't use a straightforward 1/2 panel in the middle to 1/4 panel on outside but would have to allow for any pattern matching that needed to be done and obviously you can only work that out when you have the width of pattern repeat in front of you, but you would still proportion the blind as close to the 1/2 to the 2 x 1/4s as you could once having allowed for the pattern
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            • #7
              Thanks Carla, I'm sure that you are right.

              It is often necessary, however, to ask the right question when these pattern matching issues arise as there are many who believe that patterns can and should only be matched at selvedges where in fact matching can take place wherever you deem it necessary and it is simply the method of folding and sewing the fabric that enables one to work accurately with patterns to ones chosen design or proportion.

              Sorry if my replies sound a little pompous......Suitably admonished...........................Clive
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Classical Genesis View Post
                Thanks Carla, I'm sure that you are right.

                It is often necessary, however, to ask the right question when these pattern matching issues arise as there are many who believe that patterns can and should only be matched at selvedges where in fact matching can take place wherever you deem it necessary and it is simply the method of folding and sewing the fabric that enables one to work accurately with patterns to ones chosen design or proportion.

                Sorry if my replies sound a little pompous......Suitably admonished...........................Clive
                Not at all, just clarifying the way I saw it
                Nice to have lots of people around that have a high level of understanding to the way things are made, it makes a nice change.

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