Quotations - How do I compare fullness?
Ideal Drape Makers always quotes the 'fullness' of the drapes and sheers being applied to your quotation. The impact of 'fullness' on the overall price of the quotations you receive can be substantial. Less fullness means less fabric, less in making costs, and the case of drapes - less lining required.
The conventional rule of thumb and Australian industry standard as espoused by the Window Coverings Association of Australia (WCAA) is that there be at least two times 'fullness' for a drape and 2.5 times fullness for a sheer curtain.
Finally, it is important to note that 'skimping' on fullness, while it may dramatically lower the quotation price, can have a dramatic effect on the overall appearance and aesthetics of the completed window treatment once it is fitted.
For a more detailed discussion on the subject of 'Fullness' please refer to FAQ 1 "What do you mean by 'fullness' and what does it mean to my window treatment solution?"