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How to make ripple fold drapes

A more precise way to figure widths needed is to take the rod width and divide by the carrier spacing. This equals the number of carriers needed. Multiply that number by 4.25 (space between snaps) for total number of inches needed. Add for joins and side hems, then divide by the width of your fabric.

What is the spacing for ripple fold?

With traditional ripple fold, you increase fullness by increasing the number of carriers. Carriers are 1-7/8″ apart with 120% fullness carriers and are 2-3/8″ apart with 60% fullness carriers, so when you increase the fullness on an 8-foot track, you have more carriers over that 8 ft. More carriers = more stack back.

How do ripple fold curtains work?

Snap tape is sewn to the top of a Ripplefold drapery panel attach to these carriers instead of drapery pins to hold the window treatment to the rods. The carriers and snap tape work together to create the iconic S-fold or “ripple” that gives this type of treatment its name.

What is the difference between ripplefold and S-fold?

A ripplefold is a modern style of draperies that eliminates the use of drapery pins, while also always holding the shape of a wave (whether open or closed). Also known as the S-fold, this design creates uniform and consistent waves, which gives the curtains a soft and flowy feeling.

How to calculate ripple?

For a given rectifier circuit, the size of the ripple can be expressed as the “ripple factor,” r = Iac/Idc = Vac/Vdc. r also equals 1/(2√3fCRL), where f is the frequency of the ac component.

How does ripplefold drapery work?

Snap tape is sewn to the top of a Ripplefold drapery panel attach to these carriers instead of drapery pins to hold the window treatment to the rods. The carriers and snap tape work together to create the iconic S-fold or “ripple” that gives this type of treatment its name.

How do you install ripple curtains?

Simply fit the metal hook on the wand through the slot in the carrier below the snaps. Affix the tenter hook to the wall, and attach the pre-installed drapery hook to the tenter hook to create a return. This will return the drape to the wall, concealing any side-light view.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the depth of ripple fold drapes?

A single layer ripplefold drape will take about 4.25" - 4.5" in depth depending on the fabric thickness. For a double layer ripplefold setup, the drapes will take up 8.5"-9" in depth.

How to make ripple fold drapery

Using snap tape is a great way to create and keep a ripplefold appearance, but if you are a snap tape fan (who isn't?) you have some conversions to do. Snap