Back here I took suggestions on which way to hang the kitchen curtains I was making from a tablecloth.
The voting was even including people who read the blog post and told me their preference privately. I decided border down made more sense to me and I wouldn’t have to finish the long cut edge.
I had taken my measurement for the bump-out wall from the original plans. (I didn’t actually measure it.) On the plans the long window was 110 inches so I ordered the 108-inch tablecloth.
In actuality the width was 98 inches — 8 feet exactly plus an inch on each side. This meant I could use one 8-foot 1 by 2 to hold the fabric up. But now I had about 12 inches of extra fabric to account for.
First I tried to put a pleat above the stile that separated the large window from the two smaller ones. Unfortunately the pleats didn’t fall in a spot that enhanced the design repetition.
Instead of pleats I folded in the edges and topstitched along a printed line thus making the side borders narrower than the bottom border. I did not cut off any fabric.
Then I stapled the fabric along the back of the 8-foot 1 by 2, ran it over the top and let it fall on the front side.
The top of the curtain (or shade) is 8 inches from the ceiling. At first I mistakenly hung it only 7-inches from the ceiling but it didn’t totally cover the top row of window panes which looked too busy.
The curtain is 30.5 inches long.
I still have half of a tablecloth to make smaller curtains for the 2 side windows and the window on the long counter near the sink.
Do you have tips on correcting wrong measurements?