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Curtain Questions Part 1 to 3

Questions for Curtain and Drapery Design Ecourse Parts One to Three

1. What is the most important thing to do at the beginning of a curtain design project?

a. pick your fabric

b. take your client brief

c. measure the windows

d. find a builder

2. What is generally the most expensive part of curtain design and therefore a vital element in your client brief?

a. the installation

b. the tiebacks

c. the fabric

d. the size of the window

3. Which of the following statements is true?

a. the key to successful design is a good client brief

b. a client brief is overated, just get on with having fun choosing the fabric

4. The purpose of a curtain or drape is to:

a. provide insulation

b. reduce noise from outside the window

c. create privacy inside

d. provide decoration for the interior

e. all of the above and more!

5. Define the general characteritics of contemporary or modern curtains.

a. They have simple headings and tracks with loads of frills and fabric and very ornate accessories.

b. They have minimal decoration, often hang straight with little or no accessories, are often a rigid rectangular look, with generally a fabric with little or no pattern.

c. Use floral fabrics with frills, and french pleats often puddling on the floor.

d. They have a valance or pelmet

6. Which type of contemporary curtain has eyelets as a heading which is then threaded through a rod or pole?

a. inverted pleat

b. tab top

c. grommet top

d. tie top

7. Which type of heading allows a flush look at the head and creates a contemporary look?

a. inverted pleat

b. tab top

c. grommet top

d. tie top

8. Which type of modern curtain is a popular ready made (or buy from the store ready to hang) panel that is hung by simply threading a rod or pole through fabric tabs?

a. inverted pleat

b. tab top

c. grommet top

d. tie top

9. What is a simple fabric blind that is preferred for modern widows instead of the popular festoon or balloon blinds used with traditional design?

a. roman blind

b. pinoleum blind

c. timber venetians

d. tie top

10. Which type of modern curtain style would you choose if you need to draw the curtain frequently and want to make sure the heading does not wear out?

a. tie top

b. grommet top

c. inverted pleat, pencil pleat, or any other simple heading tape that can be attached to a track for ease of frequent drawing

d. tab top

11. Define the general characteritics of traditional curtains.

a. They have simple headings and tracks with loads of frills and fabric and very ornate accessories.

b. They have minimal decoration, often hang straight with little or no accessories, are often a rigid rectangular look, with generally a fabric with little or no pattern.

c. Use floral fabrics with frills, and french pleats often puddling on the floor.

d. Full curtain, often multiple layers of curtains, elaborate fabrics, vast use of accessories, an ornate heading.

12. Which type of heading creates a full and heavy curtain, popular for traditional curtain design?

a. inverted pleat

b. pencil pleat

c. french pleat, triple pleat, pinch pleat

d. gathered casement

13. What is the common use for a simple casement curtain in traditional curtain design?

a. portieres

b. roman blinds

c. nets and sheers

d. pelmet

14. Traditional curtains generally use light weight fabrics.

a. False

b. True

15. The most popular curtain track style for traditional curtains was the rod and rings and now we have numerous variations that look the same but work more efficiently.

a. False

b. True

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