Advice on combining patterns for curtains
I bought some fabric and didn't get a chance to use it before we moved. So now I want to make curtains for my new house and I don't have enough. Well I have enough, just not of the same pattern.
I have a paisley pattern and a horizontal stripe that coordinate. (Wish I could show you)
I have 234 inches in length of the Paisley, and 272 of the stripe. (width of fabric is about 54in)
I need to cover a 78W window (85H) and a 36in door.
I was thinking that I could do combine the patterns in each panel. For example I would use the stripe for the top portion and paisley for the bottom. I may swap it for the door (since I will have more of the shorter piece left).
What percentage do you think I should do. I have heard of the "rule of thirds" so I was thinking I would do the top 3rd.