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What methods of payment do you accept?
Credit Cards:
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express (AMEX) and Discover. For orders less than $1500 credit card payments are not charged until your order is ready to ship. For orders over $1500 a 50% deposit is charged when production begins.
Paypal: Paypal payments are accepted at the time of the order.
Money Orders and Certified Checks: Orders are not be processed until payment is received.
Personal Checks: We require 5-9 business days for personal checks before we will process your order.

Why are your draperies so inexpensive?
Our prices are designer direct, wholesale pricing that, until now, were only available to trade insiders. We are now pleased to offer the home shopper the same pricing and service as a professional interior designer. Our goods are first quality (not seconds, leftovers or factory overstocks) and are custom made right here in our Bucks County, PA workshop.

Do you price-match?
No, we cannot price-match against other sites as most have their panels out-sourced and made in India or China. Further, many other sites that offer draperies are only offering a few off-the-shelf sizes. We make each panel to order right here in the USA. Also be sure that the fabric and lining quality is comparable - some sites are using very low quality materials. Just because it’s silk doesn’t mean it’s going to be nice silk!

How are orders shipped?
We ship via UPS Ground for all panels orders within the contiguous 48 states. Shipping upgrades are available upon request. See our UPS Transit Time Chart for transit times.
Shipping to Hawaii and Alaska rates are quoted on an individual basis.
 Fabrics by the yard may be shipped by any UPS service or the USPS - your choice.
Panels are neatly folded, wrapped in plastic, and boxed just prior to shipping. To avoid wrinkling, unpack your panels as soon as you can and lay them out as flat as possible.

How long does it take?
Production time is normally 5-7 business days. Click here for current turn around time.
Please visit our UPS Transit Time Map for delivery times.

Do you ship outside the USA?
Yes. Shipping outside the USA, including Canada, is via the US Postal Service International Priority Mail. Shipping rates are quoted on an individual basis. Insurance is required.
CANADA: Thanks to NAFTA, there are no duties to pay! PST and/or GST may be required however.

How long will it take to make my panels?
Current Turn Around Time - click
Once all of the needed information is received panels usually ship within 5-10 business days. The Christmas Holiday season is especially busy however and longer production times may occur. When an order is placed we will send a production time estimate. Rarely a color may be on backorder and longer lead times may result. If longer turn around times are expected we will notify you right away.

How do I place an order?
You can use our online Quick Form for simple orders or our Personal Request Form for more complicated orders. You can also call us toll-free 1-866-800-3087 (M-F 9-5:00 EST)

How much will my drapes cost?
Try our Quick Quote Page for instant quotes or our Personal Quote Page for a quote by one of our specialists.

What is your Sales and Returns policy?
Click Here for details

What is your Privacy Policy?
All personal information collected via our web site, email, telephone or written correspondence, will be kept private. We will never share, exchange, or sell personal information to businesses or individuals outside of VillageDrapes.com (VWI, Inc.) except as required for processing credit card transactions.
VillageDrapes.com (VWI, Inc.) will not send any unrequested email (“spam”) to any address provided to us, nor share, exchange, or sell any email address.
Any images or comments sent to VillageDrapes.com (VWI, Inc.) will not be posted to our web site without your prior consent. All images and comments that are posted will be posted anonymously.

Do you make other things besides drapery panels?
While our focus is on providing the best silk drapery panels available, we can also make simple accent items such as pillow shams, throw pillows, table skirts or basic valances. Please Contact Us for information and price quotes.

Where are your draperies made?
All of our panels are custom made right here in Bucks County, PA, USA in our custom drapery workroom. We manufacture each panel from scratch to our customers’ exact specifications.

Do you sell trims?
No, we do not sell trims. We can apply a customer’s own trim to any of our panels for $8.00/yd. Also, we can use a coordinating silk material as an accent band.
Click for Trim and Banding Images

Can I order material by the yard? What is your minimum quantity?
Yes, we offer any of our materials for sale by the yard. 1 yard is the minimum order. You can order silks by the yard here: Silks by the Yard

Do you offer drapery hardware or rods for my panels?
Yes, we are proud to present Custom Drapery Hardware from Paso Robles Ironworks. Please go to our Drapery Hardware Page for details.

What is a Width?
Click here for a detailed explanation and size charts.

How do you make and construct your panels?
You can see the full details regarding the construction of our panels here:
Click here for Panel Construction Details

Can you add trim to my panels?
Currently we do not stock any trims for our panels. We will attach a customer’s own trim to any of our panels for $8.00/yd or we can use a coordinating silk as an accent band.
Click for Trim and Banding Images

Who makes your panels?
All of our panels are custom made right here in Bucks County, PA, USA in our custom drapery workroom. Our highly trained and experienced staff works individually seeing each panel through from cutting to sewing to packaging.

How much puddle do I add?
See our Puddling Guide for pictures and descriptions.

What is Flannel Interlining? What purpose does it serve?
Flannel Interlining (Western Heavy Flannel) is a soft, 100% cotton flannel material that is placed between the silk and the lining materials. Silks by their nature are fine, thin materials and the addition of Flannel Interlining adds body, fullness and softness to the draperies. We highly recommend it for a full, rich look. Interlining is optional and has an additional charge.

Do your panels block light?
Our panels with our standard lining will provide complete privacy but will not block a large amount of light. If you need to darken your room, or do not like the look of light filtering through the silk, we offer two linings that are designed to block light; Dim-Out and Black-Out lining. See next:

Do you offer light blocking linings?
Yes, we offer two linings specifically designed to filter sunlight.
Dim-Out Lining: Also known as Thermal Suede, this lining is used in place of regular lining and will block about 40% of visible light.  The material is heavier than the other linings but still acceptably soft to use with silks. The fabric is 50% cotton, 50% polyester and is crease and soil resistant.
Black-Out Lining: As the name suggests, this lining is designed to block about 100% of visible light. The material is a bit heavier still than the Dim-Out. Some sacrifice will be made using this lining as your panels will hang in a less relaxed fashion. The material is 50% cotton, 50% polyester and is crease and soil resistant.

What type of linings do you use/offer?
All of our panels include our standard 100% cotton lining available in either white or ivory. We offer a premium Sateen lining as well as other light blocking linings. See our Linings Page for details.

How do I measure for my draperies?
Our Measuring Guide is a great place to get all the information you need!

Can I get color swatches - cuttings - of the materials?
Yes, we offer free cut samples of all our colors and linings.
Solid Silks, Linens, and Linings here
Organic Cotton here

How do I take care of my panels?
Check out our Care Guide here.

Do you offer discounts for large orders?
 Orders of 10 or more panels may be eligible for a discount - call for availability. We do periodically offer sales for discounts for all orders.

Do you offer design suggestions?
Yes, check out our Design Tips and Suggestions page or feel free to Contact Us for assistance.

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