Thanks to Katherine, yet again (remember the helpful loan of a fridge while I waited for my new one to arrive).
The curtains I am using in my bedroom do not quite meet in the middle. They were originally made for one of the kids rooms in our last house. And really if there is one room where you want your curtains to meet it is in the bedroom. Katherine happend to mention she had a bit of the same fabric if I wanted some. So by next week I should have some fully functioning curtains.