Roman Shade Calculators

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Pleat Calculator (click here)

Use this calculator to determine the size and number of roman shade pleats.

This calculator will tell you:

  • The number of pleats
  • Ring spacing for size of pleats
  • Number of lift cords
  • Lift cord spacing
  • Number of shade rings

Yardage Calculator (click here)

Use this calculator to determine how much fabric you’ll need for your roman shades.

This calculator will tell you:

  • Number of yards of fabric and lining
  • Cut dimensions of lining, fabric and interlining based on the instructions on this site.

4 Comments on Roman Shade Calculators

  1. Jessica Pederson
    October 29, 2009 at 9:02 am (7 years ago)

    I want to make a flat roman shade with ribs on the back. Do you have any suggestions for this? I’m still not understanding how to convert the top to make a top down shade. Please help! Thank you!

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  2. BK Minnet
    June 7, 2010 at 12:04 pm (7 years ago)

    Jenny:

    I absolutely love this yardage/pleat calculator. It saves so much time!!!

    Thanks for your generosity in having it on your site.

    BK Minnet
    BK’s Elegant Creations (Home Decor)

    Reply
  3. Pat
    June 30, 2015 at 7:58 am (2 years ago)

    Trying to open calculator it won’t open.

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    • Jen Thoden
      June 30, 2015 at 9:44 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Pat,
      It MIGHT be that you have a pop-up blocker on your browser. Try disabling that. Also, sometimes the window is already open. Go to the “Window” menu in your browser and see if it’s there.
      Hope this helps

      Jen

      Reply

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