Ripplefold - About the Drapery System
WE USE DOUBLE WHEEL SNAP CARRIERS WITH REMOVABLE SNAP
PENDULUM A STEP BETTER THAN KIRSCH GLIDE RIPPLEFOLD GLIDES
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A uniformly beautiful ... inside and out
Soft ripple-like folds flow smoothly from one end of the track to the other. The effect is gently tailored – suitable for either commercial or residential installations. Master carriers that butt together, and carriers that swivel eliminate "flat" drapery areas.
Folds are identically beautiful from inside the room or outside the building presenting an architectural advantage. Headings, suspended under the track, cannot tip or sag. They are always perfectly positioned and spaced.
Shown 93001 Track with Butt Master |
Shown 94001 Track Accordia-Fold
with Butt Master
Shown above is another system, "Accordia-Fold" - Similar to Ripplefold but harder to fabricate draperies as to sewing. Click for more information
HOW IT WORKS?
The desired style of track system is mounted on a wall, ceiling or in recess. Using the fabrication guide for specifications, tape is stitched to flat hemmed panels of fabric. Panels snap to carriers creating a graceful uniform flow of ripple-like folds.
Less Stackback, More Light
Ripple-like folds stack back to very ends of track - actually takes less space than conventionally pleated draperies. More glass is exposed, so more light can come in.
Lower Maintenance Time and Cost
The speed and ease of snapping panels into place reduces maintenance time and expense. Draperies stay lovely longer because they are handled less.
Off the track, Ripplefold draperies are perfectly flat. Laundering, cleaning and pressing are simpler, less expensive. Draperies fall into lovely, soft, natural folds when panels are snapped to carriers.
Ease and Economy of Fabrication
Forget pleat stitching! Ripplefold needs only straight hemming. Crinoline is unnecessary. The permanently stiffened nylon snap-tape supports headings through repeated laundering or cleaning. Ripplefold draperies take less fabric per panel then conventionally pleated drapery headings. Not every fabric will look correct with Ripplefold. For best appearance, the drapery fabric should be compatible with heading system. If in doubt, a sample drapery should be made up and installed to check appearance.
SEE FABRICATION CHART FOR CORRECTED MASTER CARRIERS USED
Choice of Butt-Masters or Overlap-Masters
Butt-Masters*: Butt together in center for continuous looking flow in drapery folds. Also, best for one-way draws.
*Cord draw only
Overlap-Masters: Overlap in center for complete privacy.
OVERLAP MASTERS GIVES THE BEST PRIVACY AND WORKS WITH ALL TRACKS
NOT BUTT MASTER CAN BE USED ON BATTON DRAW TRACKS
(NON KIRSCH PRODUCT) AT $30.00 ADDITIONAL PER MASTER
SEE FABRICATION TABLE OVERLAP MASTERS
Nylon Snap Tape
Permanently stiffened nylon tape stitches to flat drapery panels. Pre-attached male halves of snaps are on 4-1/4" centers.
Ripplefold can be used on the following track systems:
CURTAIN FAIR DOES NOT RECOMMEND 93001 CORD DRAW TRACK.
#93001 TRACK IS FRONT LOADED, REQUIRES A GREATER STACK THAN ALL THE OTHER TRACKS, AND IS NOT SPLICEABLE.
LENGTH OVER 8 FEET OF 93001 WOULD BE SHIPPED BY TRUCK. ALL OTHER TRACKS CAN BE CUT AND SPLICED AND SHIPPED BY UPS
RECOMMEND IS THE HEAVY DUTY#94001, TRACK WITH DOUBLE WHEEL SNAP CARRIER WHICH CAN BE CUT AND SPLICE FOR UPS SHIPPING
ADDITION BASIC TRACKS "FOREST" LINK TO CS, KS
"K SCOPE" TRACKS AND DECORATIVE POLE
SHOWN ABOVE IS OUR VERY POPULAR HEAVY DUTY DOUBLE WHEEL SNAP CARRRIER (NON KIRSCH PRODUCT) AT $.50 EACH ADDITIONAL PER CARRIER.
Choose our standard snap carrier, which is smaller in diameter, producing less stack back, or use the front load carrier for easy installation and removal of draperies
How to Order Track Set
- Select type of track system
- Select type of draw system
- Select butt or overlap-masters*
- *Butt-master is cord draw only
Carrier Spacing Determines Drapery Fullness and Stackback Width
RECOMMEND DISTANCE OF 3” ON CENTER OF TRACK OR GREATER FROM WALL.
PLEASE ALLOW FOR ANY PROJECTION FROM WALL AS MOULDING, ETC.
TRACKS RUNNING PARALLEL SHOULD BE MINIMUM OF 6” APART CENTER TO CENTER.
Example (Determining Specs)
Treatment will cover an area 120" wide. Desired fullness is 80%. Suggest a Two-Way Draw system, with snap carriers and Butt-Master.
A. Determine Specifics of Your Treatment
1. Decide the following conditions:
- Width of area treatment will cover (width of track)
- Desired fullness (60%, 80%, 100% or 120%)
- One-Way or Two-Way Draw
- Snap or Front Load Carriers
- Butt-Master or Overlap Master
2. Determine the coverage per panel. For a One-Way draw system you will have one panel, therefore the coverage per panel will be equal to the width of your track. For a Two-Way draw system you will have two panels, therefore the coverage per panel will be half the width of your track.
SEE FABRICATION TABLE OVERLAP MASTERS
3. Follow the chart on page 6. Find the column with your desired fullness, move down the column to the row with your panel coverage measurement. This row gives you the fabric width (hemmed), stackback (per panel), number of carriers and number of full spaces.
NOTE: Due to slight manufacturing variations, the total length of snap tape may not exactly match the panel width. Begin with snap tape aligned correctly at master end, allow variation at return end.
B. Measure and Cut Snap-Tape
1. Count off the number of snaps on the tape and mark for cut-off, allowing extra tape for hems as well as for additional master carrier and return snaps (as shown on page 5)
CURTAIN FAIR USES ONLY THE GENUINE EXACT MATCH TO THE BRAND OF TRACK YOU ARE USING! NO GENTIC SUBSTITION FOR BEST SNAP CONNECTION AND FIT.
NOTE: First factory snap is one of two snaps that will attach to the master carrier. A second master carrier snap must be added, as shown on next page (C). The following measurements for the Butt-Master Overlap-Master and return allow for 1/2" hem on each end of tape.
THE ADDITIONAL SNAP FOR MASTER GOES BEFORE THE FACTORY SNAP (FACTORY IS THE FIRST SNAP YOU COUNT FROM) TO GET THE ADDITIONAL SNAP CUT IT TROM ADDITIONAL SHIPPED TO YOU.
THEN SEW THIS SNAP TO MAKE THE ADDITIONAL SNAP NEEDED FOR MASTER CARRIER.
IF YOU ARE MAKING A LARGE QUANTITY OF RIPPLEFOLD DRAPERIES CURTAIN FAIR PROVIDE YOU WITH SPECIAL TOOLS TO ATTACH THE ADDITIONAL SNAP ON MASTER CARRIER, MAINLY FOR PRODUCTION SHOPS. PLEASE CALL 800-497-1588
D. Prepare Panels
1. Cut and hem panels to required width and desired length.
NOTE: Allow for track clearance plus desired floor clearance. A 1" hem is sufficient for heading; stiffened nylon tape provides adequate support. For additional support for light weight fabrics, buckram can be added.
Spacing for double needle heads should be .718" or 23/32"
2. Place tape on heading of flat panel. Turn each end of tape under 1/2" Using a zipper foot, sew heading from master end. Stitch as closely as possible to top of heading to prevent the fabric from coming into contact with track during operation.
3. Panels are now ready for attachment to track set. Beginning with master carrier simply snap panels into carriers.
SEE FABRICATION TABLE OVERLAP MASTERS
GIVES THE BEST PRIVACY AND WORKS WITH ALL TRACKS
Overlap-Master: Cut-off tape 3 3/4" before the first factory snap. Make a mark 2 2/1" before the first factory snap. This is where the second master snap will be added.
Return: Add 1/2" hem allowance to your desired return length. Measure this distance from last factory snap and cut tape here. Use hook to secure return to track.
BUTT MASTERS ARE NOT MADE TO BE USED WITH BATION DRAW TRACKS
SPECIAL FOR BATION DRAW TRACKS IF BUTT MASTER IS WANTED $30.00 EACH MASTER. NON KIRSCH PRODUCT
Butt-Master: Cut-off tape 2 1/4" before the first factory snap. Make a mark 1" before the first factory snap. This is where the second master snap will be added.
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