WINDOW TREATMENTS GOLSSARY

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Fabric Panel

The result of all fabric widths sewn together to make curtain window treatments

Face Fabric

The color or pattern of the fabric that faces the room as opposed to the side that has lining applied to it

Facing

The strip of fabric that is sewn to the raw edge of a fabric and folded back to the wrong side

Fan Curtains

Similar to the fan shade, but used on half circle windows with the fan facing up

Fan Folded

The vertical fold of accordion action of the fabric that creates folds and helps hold the drapery to the form intended for pinch pleats

Fan Shades

Arcs of fabric that are pulled together in the center by rings and cords and then fastened to the back of the shades with the arc, or fan, facing down

Fascia

A vertical board that obscures the heading of the curtain

Feng Shui

Rules in Chinese philosophy that govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to patterns of yin and yang and the flow of energy

Finial

A decorative end piece on a rod

Finish

A product that is applied to fabric as a protection against water marks and fading

Finished Drop Line

The place where the curtain stops

Finished Length

The exact vertical measurement for draperies or curtains

Flame Retardant Fabrics

Fabric that has been treated so it will not catch on fire

Flame Retardant Fibers

Naturally flame retardant fibers

Flannel

A flat soft fabric that is made from fine wool and can be very colorful and have fabulous designs

Flat Fell Seam

A seam that gives extra strength to a seam

Flat Roman Shade

A tailored fabric shade that hangs flat at the window. As the shade is raised, soft pleats form at the bottom

Flush Mount (Product Depth)

Depth required to mount a window treatment in such a way that it is completely recessed inside the window frame and no portion of it sticks out from the frame of the window

Forging Iron

To force shape iron and other metals with high heat and hammer into shapes

French Door

A door, usually one of a pair, with glass panes that extend for most of its length

French Seam

A self enclosed seam stitched from the right side, then from the wrong side

Fullness

The width of the window times the cuts of fabric width to give the finished product fullness

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