How To Measure & Order Custom Made Curtains


A Beginners Guide To Measuring & Ordering Custom Curtains

Custom made curtains are designed just for you. They’re as unique as the room you put them in, and they’re tailor made for your windows. For an elevated look in your living room or bedroom that promises to deliver sleek sophistication, made to measure curtains are an easy way to get there.

They’re also not as expensive as you may think, so why not give measuring them out a go?

In this guide, we’re going to talk you through how to measure and order custom made curtains at Quickfit. Follow these simple step by step instructions for measuring and ordering custom made curtains that are even more beautiful than you imagined.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

In this tutorial guide, you will learn the following:


About Custom Made Curtains At Quickfit

At Quickfit, we deliver our custom-made curtains in 10 days, ready to hang and guaranteed to fit perfectly. All we need from you is your chosen fabric and the exact measurements you want. Browse our selection of curtains available for customisation, and don’t overthink it too much. Go with whatever you think best suits your interior design, and if you’re after some inspiration then look no further than our blog. We’re happy to provide free samples, so you can rest assured you’re picking the curtain that is perfectly fitted to your home in every single way.

You also need to select the style of curtains you want, whether that’s one that threads on a pole (have a look at our eyelet curtains for ideas), or curtains that go on a track with a rod or rings. These are our pleated styles.


How To Measure Custom Made Curtains?

Measure in centimetres, from left to right of the curtain track mounted on your wall. If your curtain track is not yet installed, make a small mark at either end of the window in the spot you want to install it later on. Unless you’re after pinch pleat curtains, the width doesn’t need to be super accurate, so don’t worry too much if this is the case.

If you’re using a track with wrap arounds at the end and a crossover arm in the centre, measure these too.

Next, measure the height, or the ‘drop.’ It’s important that this is accurate. Measure from the top of the track or rod down to the floor, or where you want the curtains to stop. If you’re going for a pooling effect, this will be a couple of centimetres more.

To accurately measure your custom curtains with Quickfit, you should:

  1. Measure in centimetres, from left to right.
  2. Measure the width of the track.
  3. Measure wrap arounds and crossover arm if necessary.
  4. Measure the drop to the floor, as accurately as you can.


How To Order Custom Made Curtains?

Once you’ve made the measurements for your dream curtains, it’s time to let us know, so we can start making them for you.

You’ll need to tell us if your curtains are going to be over 245 cm in length. We’ll also want to know if the track is mounted to the ceiling. By default, we normally add an extra couple of centimetres to the curtain fabric so it can cover the track or rod, but if this is the case, we’ll make sure not to do that. 

We’ll ask you if you want one big curtain that is pulled to one side, or two smaller ones that open and close in the middle. We’ll also want to know if you’re after tiebacks to hold the curtains open at the side of the windows. Generally, this looks better for more traditional styles. We recommend hooks for pleated styles.

To order your custom-made curtains, follow these steps on our website:

  1. Step 1: Navigate to the correct product page for the curtain style you would like to order.
  2. Step 2: Select the size range for your track rod or width measurement.
  3. Step 3: Enter the drop length for your curtains (& tick if over 245 cm).
  4. Step 4: Fill out all the details required for your custom order.
  5. Step 5: Scroll up to the top of the page to see the price.
  6. Step 6: Add your selection to the cart, and you’re ready to order.
  7. Step 7: Include any special requirements or notes in the order comments box.

If you have any specific questions or queries you’d like to have answered before placing your order, send us an email or phone during business hours. We’ll be happy to help you. And there you have it, you’re right on track to receiving your perfect curtains, and in 10 days they’ll be on your doorstep! 

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