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Pinch Pleat Drapes

Pinch Pleat Drapes & Curtains For Healthcare

Want a traditional look for your room, try our Pinch Pleated Drapery

A great combination of texture and line, these gorgeous pinch pleat drapes offer timeless appeal to windows. Three-finger pleats are pinched approximately 1 1/2″ from the heading to create a stylish fan shape. Also known as “French Pleat” or “3 Finger Pinch Pleat”, this style is the most traditional and widely used across the industry. Pinch pleated drapery creates a full, classic appearance and is best suited to providing full coverage light blackout.


Pinch Pleat Specifications

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Fire Safety

All of the fabrics found in out textile gallery are inherently flame retardant and will meet NFPA 701 fire rating requirements.

Anti-Microbial Treatments

We can treat all the fabrics with antimicrobial treatment from AEGIS upon your request.

Treated Edges

Selvage edges are removed before manufacturing as necessary.

Overlocked Serged Seams

Multiple widths are joined using overlocked serged seams with safety stitched

Typical 100% Fullness

Typical fullness is 100 % unless specified. Fullness is determined by the carriers. The closer the carriers are spaced the fuller the drapery will be

  •         o 60%
  •         o 80%
  •         o 100% ( most common)
  •         o 120%


Blind Stitched Hems

All hems are blind stitched with thread that is both flame retardant and complement color.

Double Turn Hem Allowance

The standard hem allowance is double turn at the top and double turn at the bottom, approximately 12” in total.

Double Turn Side Hems

Side hems are 1 ¼ “ wide with double turned folds.

Bottom Hem Weight

Bottom hems will have 0.25 oz corner lead weight.

Hemmed Flat

Drapery is sewn in hemmed flat.

Slight Gap

Hardware is visible as drapery is suspended under the track, leaving a slight light gap between track and drapery panels.

Drapery Manufacturing

Drapery can be manufactured lined or unlined, however lining is recommended for all drapery, keep in mind blackout lining is dry clean only, and it cannot be laundered.

Snap Installation

Snaps attach the drapery to carriers.

Snap Finish

Snaps are composed nickel plated brass to resist corrosion and rust.

Snap Tape

Snap tape is sewn into the top hem of the panel.

Pinch Pleat Curtain Hardware:

  • • Baton and ADA Baton ( 36”, 48”, 60” lengths ) baton can be exposed or hidden behind drapery.
  • • Cord Draw – Can Be specified with tension pulley to hold down cord for safety issues.
  • • Hand Draw: perfect for psychiatric applications.
  • • Motorized drapery available.
  • • Track is white with powder coated White finish ( standard finish )


Pinch Pleat Information:

Pinch Pleat information for an traditional design and functionality. All work is performed to meet the following requirements and standard business practice.

  • • Fabric patterns matched
  • • Multiple-width drapery is overlocked stitched with half widths placed on the return side of the drapery.
  • • Drapery linings are joined by overlocking and finished with a 2.5” hem. Linings are to be placed 0.75 above the bottom of the drapery.
  • • Drapery fabricated to specified sized within .5” in lengths and 1.0” widths.
  • • Opening Configurations Center open, off center open, left draw, , or right draw.

All fabrics specified must meet NPFA 701 fire rating requirements

Please visit our Textile gallery and select drapery to see the largest selection of drapery fabrics available to hospitals and the healthcare industry.

Pinch Pleat Drapery

Get ready for pleated décor from ceiling to floor, in the color you desire most. Our Pinch Pleat drapes are available in various colors for more ways to mix, match, and liven up your health care environment. Choose from our gallery of colors from deep, blushing reds to blues and warm neutrals to insure your Pinch Pleat drapes are what you envisioned. All of our Pinch Pleat draperies are manufactured by the experts at the Cube Care Company, ensuring flame-resistant fabric and NFPA 701 FR approval on all draperies.

Your choices are never limited with Pinch Pleat drapes. We are determined to deliver the most ideal drapes to your facility. Simply observe the available options of Pinch Pleat drapes and let us know what you need.

Single or Double Rod Options

Single Rod Option

Maintain enough clearance between the drapery track/rod and the inside face of the top treatment or ceiling recess to allow the fabric to move freely.

Double Rod Option

This option can be used for a combination sheer/blackout treatment.

Drapery Window Length Options

Draw System Options

Pinch Pleat

Cord Draw

Uses a tension pulley to hold down the cord to promote safety.

Pinch Pleat

Hand Draw

Does not use a baton or cord. Drapery is drawn by hand, providing an excellent option for psychiatric applications.

Fullness Options:


Which drapery header style do you prefer:
Pinch ( French) pleat for a traditional look, or Ripplefold a modern & easy to care for look.



Would you like exposed Tracks? hidden ? Decorative Hardware or even motorized ?


Would you like Hand drawn, or operated by cord, baton or motorization?


Will your drapery open One way, Center Split or be a fixed panel ?


From wall to wall and ceiling to floor
Apron height to meet infection control demands ?
Or up to the window sill ?

Cornices and valances:

Will a soft valance or a cornice board complete the look ?

Questions are good answers are BETTER !

1. Q: I want to achieve a traditional look in my facility, what would be my best choice?

A: Pinch Pleat give a classic feel to any area and are great for traditional decor.


2. Q: How many varieties of drapery does Cube Care offers?

A: Cube Care offers three varieties of drapery: Stationary Panels, Ripplefold and Pinch-Pleat.


3. Q: I want to achieve a modern look in my facility, what would be my best choice?

A: Ripplefold would be your best choice. This type of drapery give a looks of modern and upscale appearance. In addition to the soft, ripple-like flowing folds, it is easy to install or remove and uses half the amount of fabric than the Pinch-Pleat.


4. Q: Is the fabric used on your drapery is flame retardant?

A: Yes. All of the fabrics found in out textile gallery are inherently flame retardant and will meet NFPA 701 fire rating requirements.


5. Q: Can you treat the fabric of the drapery that I will be ordering with antimicrobial treatment?

A: Yes. We can treat all the fabrics with antimicrobial treatment from AEGIS upon your request.


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