Order Requirements

CUSTOM DRAPERY

Standard Specifications

Your order will be made to these specifications unless you specify otherwise: 

  1. Pleated draperies will have a three-fold pinch pleat.
  2. All draperies of different lengths that are made out of a patterned fabric will be pattern-matched at the top.
  3. Headings are four-inch, single turn, with heavyweight 4” crinoline on standard lined draperies and 4”, double turn, with heavyweight 4” crinoline on sheers or when unlined.
  4. Bottom hems are four-inch, doubled, and either blind-stitched or lock-stitched, depending on the fabric. If fabric is too bulky, we will put in a four inch single hem.
  5. Lining will be folded with the primary fabric at the headings, leaving the primary fabric exposed on the back of the heading. We can face the lining to the top of the drapery upon request.
  6. Side hems are 1.5”, doubled, and either blind-stitched or lock-stitched depending on the fabric.
  7. All side hems of lined draperies will have the lining placed under the side and blind-stitched.
  8. Widths are serged with a safety and overlocking stitch.
  9. Lead weights are inserted in corners and at seams at no additional charge.
  10. Standard lining will have a 1.5” double hem.
  11. Interlining will be serged. It will be free-hanging ½” shorter than the lining.
  12. Delicate fabrics and velvets may require hand-sewn hems. The workroom will make this decision after receiving the fabric and bill accordingly.
  13. Pleat spacing varies according to the width of material and specified finished width. For example: 3 widths of material pleated to 59” to the pair will not have the same pleat spacing as 3 widths of material pleated to 72” to the pair. If pleats and pleat spacing are to look alike on draperies of different finished widths, please specify “comparable fullness” on your order. 
  14. Width Calculation: A width is a cut of fabric, regardless of how wide it is. If a panel (or one side of a pair) has a half-width, it will be priced as one width.

How To Order or What We Need to Know:

  1. The NUMBER of pairs/panels (at this size).
  2. Pleat or HEADER STYLE.
  3. FULLNESS. Standard lined draperies are 2.5x full and unlined draperies are 3x full.
  4. Whether PAIR OR PANEL. If panels, specify if left or right STACK.
  5. ROD WIDTH.
  6. FINISHED LENGTH.
  7. SIZE OF RETURN (we will use 4” unless otherwise specified).
  8. SIZE OF OVERLAP (we will use 4” unless otherwise specified).
  9. HOOK SETTING. Distance from top of hook to top of drapery. Standard settings are:
    1. Decorative Rod: ½”
    2. Standard Rod/Over Drape: 1 5/8”
    3. Sheer Under Drape: 1 3/8”
  10. FABRIC DIRECTION, NAME, COLOR, WIDTH, REPEAT AND FACE SIDE.
  11. LINING
    1. Lined / Unlined / Interlined / Face-lined.
    2. Type – standard / blackout / etc
    3. Our lining or yours? Name and Color
  12. OTHER OPTIONS: hand-sewn, fringe, cording, borders, ruffling, banding, cutouts, rings and placement of such, etc. Please provide a good description, all measurements where appropriate and drawings.


**Order forms, which will help guide you thru the order process, are available upon request by calling 303-455-7577 or by emailing customer service at: paramount@paramountfabrics.net

 


FABRIC SHADES

Standard Specifications

  1. All shades will be mounted on a 1½” x ¾” fabric covered board.
  2. Mounting hardware is NOT included unless ordered with shade at an additional cost.
  3. Inside mount shades are fabricated with a ½” deduction taken from the board and a ¼” deduction taken from the fabric.
  4. Outside mount shades are fabricated exact ordered size. We recommend adding at least 2” above and at each side of the window for outside mount shades. Also 4” below the window if there is no sill.
  5. Lined Shades will be lined with our white cotton/poly blend standard lining (Parasheen) at no additional cost unless otherwise specified and quoted. Any other lining requested is subject to an additional charge. Please read price list carefully.
  6. Multiple shades having different height measurements will be fabricated so that the print design starts at the same point at the top of each shade unless otherwise specified.
  7. Austrian shades will be unlined unless otherwise specified and quoted.
  8. Austrian shades are not recommended as Inside Mount as they tend to “hour-glass” in on the sides.

How To Order or What We Need to Know

  1. The NUMBER of shades (at this size).
  2. STYLE: Roman, Relaxed Roman, Parafold, Austrian, Balloon, Etc…
  3. WIDTH AND LENGTH. Always provide the width first and length second. 
  4. Type of Installation (INSIDE OR OUTSIDE MOUNT). Note: Unless otherwise specified, IM shades will be fabricated ½” narrower at the header board and ¼” narrower at the fabric. OM shades will be fabricated exact size.
  5. Requested CONTROL TYPE. Will this shade be operated by a standard pull cord (cord cleat provided), with cord lock option, or by Continuous Loop with Clutch (recommended for larger shades and heavy weight fabrics).
  6. Control position. LEFT OR RIGHT CONTROL?
  7. LINING:  Whether lined, unlined, black-out lined, etc. Type and Color.
  8. COM Information: Fabric Direction, Name, Color, Width, Repeat and Face Side
  9. DETAILS: Will this shade have fringe or banding? Location, size, COM, etc… ?

 


TOP TREATMENTS

Standard Specifications

  1. All valances will be mounted on a 1½” x ¾” fabric covered board unless a special size is requested.
  2. Mounting hardware is NOT included unless ordered with shade at an additional cost.
  3. Return options are: 1¾”, 3¼”, 5¼” and 7¼” unless otherwise specified and approved by workroom in advance.
  4. Inside mount valances are fabricated with no returns.
  5. Outside mount valances are fabricated exact ordered size and with a 1½” return to the wall unless other size is specified. They can be fabricated with side legs to stabilize fabric return if necessary and requested.
  6. Lined Valances will be lined with our white cotton/poly blend standard lining (Parasheen) at no additional cost unless otherwise specified and quoted. Any other lining requested is subject to an additional charge. Please read price list carefully.

How To Order or What We Need to Know

  1. The NUMBER of valances (at this size).
  2. STYLE: Mock Roman, Box Pleat, Swag and Cascade, Flat, Etc…
  3. WIDTH AND LENGTH. Always provide the width first and length second (!) and/or specify which is which. Also remember to specify all the different widths and lengths when ordering swag and cascade valances or similar styles.
  4. Type of Installation (INSIDE OR OUTSIDE MOUNT). 
  5. LINING Type and Color.
  6. COM Information: Fabric Direction, Name, Color, Width, Repeat and Face Side. Also, specify what part of the print should be visible when using large print fabrics.
  7. DETAILS: Please provide a drawing or picture to eliminate confusion. Will this valance have fringe, welt cord, banding, buttons, etc? What size is the detail and where is it to be placed?
  8. DRAWINGS: We recommend all orders be accompanied by pictures or detailed drawings of your envisioned final design.

 


CORNICE BOARDS

Standard Specifications

  1. Cornices are fully lined with drapery lining at no additional cost unless previously quoted with COM/F.
  2. Outside board face and returns are padded with polyester fill.
  3. Face fabric is wrapped around to the inside.
  4. Plain fabrics are railroaded; print fabrics are pattern matched at seams.
  5. Cornices are corded with a ¼” welt cord on the top and bottom edge. Other locations and welt cord size must be quoted by the workroom.
  6. Mounting hardware is NOT included unless ordered with shade at an additional cost.
  7. Return options are: 1¾”, 3¼”, 5¼” and 7¼” unless otherwise specified and approved by workroom in advance. Return sizes larger than 6” are calculated into the width size for pricing purposes.
  8. A full size template must be furnished for specialty designs.

How To Order or What We Need to Know

  1. The NUMBER of cornices (at this size).
  2. STYLE: Provide style number from preceding page or provide template/drawing for your custom design.
  3. FACE WIDTH AND LENGTH. Always provide the width first and length second (!) and/or specify which is which. Also remember to specify all the different widths and lengths when ordering cornices with varying design.
  4. RETURNS: Choose from 1¾”, 3¼”, 5¼” and 7¼”. Remember to add the depth of the return to the face width to calculate per foot price when returns are greater than 6”
  5. Type of Installation (INSIDE OR OUTSIDE MOUNT). Note: Unless otherwise specified, IM cornices will be fabricated ½” narrower than specified and will not have returns. OM cornices will be fabricated exact size ordered on the outside face and with a return to the wall.
  6. COM Information: Fabric Direction, Name, Color, Width, Repeat and Face Side. Specify what part of the print should be visible with large print fabrics.
  7. DETAILS: Will this cornice have fringe, banding, buttons, etc? What size is the detail and where is it to be placed?
  8. DRAWINGS: We recommend all orders be accompanied by pictures or detailed drawings of your envisioned final design.