If you go to my previous post
The Dark Side aka Curtains
you will find further details regarding my curtain installation.
The curtains I used are designed to look pinch pleated - they actually have hidden loops on the back that are hung on the rod. Much easier to move back and forth than rod pocket curtains. I originally planned to use pinch pleat curtains on runners because they move so smoothly. Unfortunately, they're not very popular today because of today's contemporary decors. Sears offers them in their catalogue still but they looked to heavy for what I wanted.