Attaching Magnets Along Edge of Ceiling Fabric Panel

Frequently we are asked how do you attach magnets to the side edges of the fabric panel you are installing.   This technique is important when you are creating multiple swags in your installed fabric panel, or if you are dropping the end of the fabric panel from the ceiling. It also applies to a banner style installation, where you are installing one edge of the fabric panel to the ceiling.

Multiple Swags

Multiple Swags

Fabric Drops

Fabric Drops

It also applies to a banner style installation, where you are installing one edge of the fabric panel to the ceiling.

Banner Style Draping (Background)

Banner Style Draping (Background)

You can use paddle wire (floral wire) to attach the magnet to the edge of the fabric panel. Paddle wire is a very thin, lightweight wire that is used in the floral industry to strengthen and secure flowers and greenery.

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Green and Silver

Simply insert the wire through the edge of the fabric and tie the wire to the magnet ring.
The length of the wire you cut will determine how snug the magnet is to the fabric. Once the magnet ring is securely tied to the fabric, insert the magnet into the magnet holder and attach the magnet to your attachment point using your pole. Make sure if you are installing the fabric panels flat, as opposed to banner style, that you attach the magnets on the edge of the fabric the same distance form the from the end of the fabric. This will ensure the fabric panel hangs evenly.

4 thoughts on “Attaching Magnets Along Edge of Ceiling Fabric Panel

  1. Hi, please help me to calculate how much fabric I will need to buy for full coverage using the loop kit
    Length is 20m and the width is 7m . The room is rectangular in shap.

    • To assist you with your fabric quantity calculation we need to know your ceiling fabric design plan. Are you covering the entire ceiling or installing fabric panels from the center of the room to the side wall, or some other plan. If you are not covering the entire room how many fabric panels do you plan to install? Let us know.
      Thanks

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