Mary Grice Soft Furnishings is proud to introduce Roman Blind Wizard, a tool so accurate and reliable, it has already saved countless hours in our workroom, and is now available to help you too.
We developed Roman Blind Wizard in our own workroom to overcome the mathematical minefield which faces every conscientious maker of bespoke Roman blinds:
So we developed Roman Blind Wizard to address all the possible combinations of design and functional requirements of any Roman blind. We used all our experience of bespoke Roman blind making to create a calculator which would do all of the maths without taking away any of the design decisions.
Even in our own workroom, with years of experience, each new Roman blind required a new, time consuming calculation, a double check, often a trial sample with the fabric, and sometimes re-calculation from scratch if we weren’t happy with the first results. Obviously, we’re pretty quick with a standard fold, fixed headrail, no frills Roman blind calculation, but with all the new headrail options now available, infinite combinations of fold depth and cascade increments, and often bottom trims and borders which need to be displayed, we were feeling more like mathematicians than seamstresses!
Roman Blind Wizard quickly and accurately calculates the rod pocket positions for any Roman blind, giving you the precise measurements to create perfect cascading or standard folds.
Using just two key measurements (finished width and drop), Roman Blind Wizard calculates and suggests the ideal parameters for your blind, including number of fold sections, fold depth, cord drops and stacked-up depth. You specify the final details such as cascade increment and headrail allowance, and Roman Blind Wizard produces a detailed Workroom Instruction sheet detailing fabric cutting sizes, the all-important rod pocket positions, cord drop positions and hardware requirements, along with accurate costings.
In our own workroom, we now trust Roman Blind Wizard unreservedly to create the Workroom Instructions for all our Roman Blinds. This confidence is based on the wholehearted knowledge that our Roman blinds are absolutely beautiful, truly bespoke, and quite simply “PERFECT” every time.
In the bespoke Soft Furnishing arena, this guarantee of perfection is of paramount importance in order to uphold our reputation and ensure complete customer satisfaction. But Roman Blind Wizard also delivers substantial cost savings every time we design and make a Roman Blind. And unlike many cost-saving techniques (which actually just cut corners), Roman Blind Wizard actually IMPROVES our accuracy and our ability to design truly bespoke blinds.
Traditionally, to calculate the rod pocket spacings on a Roman blind, you might spend 10 minutes on the initial calculation, perhaps 10 minutes on a trial fabric sample, and often a further 10 minutes re-calculating to achieve the required stacked-up depth or cascade effect. That’s a total of 30 minutes of workroom time (time that you’d much rather spend sewing!)
Let’s say, to keep figures simple, you cost your workroom operations at £20 per hour. So each Roman blind costs you about £10 in mathematical deliberations. With Roman Blind Wizard, it will take you less than five minutes to specify the details and print out the Workroom Instructions. (A workroom cost of £1.67).
This equates to a workroom cost saving of £8.33 per blind, so even if you pay the single-use price of £2 for a Roman Blind Wizard calculation, you will make an overall cost saving of £6.33 per blind. (That's more than £650 per year if you're making just two blinds a week). And the savings get even better when you buy more credits, or if your workroom costs are set higher than £20 per hour. And of course, Roman Blind Wizard will free-up your time to do what you do best – make beautiful, accurate, truly bespoke, perfect Roman blinds.
• How many folds should my Roman blind have?
• How do I calculate the fold size for my Roman blind?
• Where should I position the rods in my Roman blind?
• How do I plan for cascading folds in a Roman blind?
• How do I allow for different Roman blind headrails?
Roman Blind Wizard is available NOW as an internet-based, pay-per-click facility. Registration is quick and free - simply supply your name and email address. Then you can buy credits and perform calculations to create perfect Roman blinds whenever you want.
The really good news is that you don't have to buy an expensive software package or commit to an annual licence fee to get access to all the features and benefits of Roman Blind Wizard. You can use it RIGHT NOW, and a single calculation will cost just £2. Or you can buy a bundle and save even more money. Roman Blind Wizard uses PayPal to securely process your payment on-line, with your debit card, credit card or PayPal account. High volume users please contact us for details of our trade account discounts.
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