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Old 05-03-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
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anyone need pinch pleat hooks for draperies?

I'm finally working on my new curtains for the Safari--have the fabric all cut out, but then wasted two days trying to hunt down the little combination pinch pleater and hook I needed for them.

It's called a Conso Nip-Tite Pleater Hook--you sew pleater tape across the top of the curtain --and these little thingies pleat the top for you.

and fabric stores carry them--BUT the kind you need for an Airstream (info courtesy of Shari Davis--thanks again!!!) has the hook at the top--this is called a ceiling pleater hook--these are very rare!!!

Anyway--I just ordered 20 packs of them from a wholesale supplier--I only need 6 packs--but they were cheaper than ordering 6 packs from anywhere else--so if anyone else is making--or planning to make --curtains--PM me and I'll sell you what you need--it'll be 1/2 of the regular price.

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Old 05-03-2006, 08:56 PM   #2
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Congratulations on finding them!!! Yeah! Persistance pays off once again ~

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Old 05-03-2006, 10:46 PM   #3
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Hi, Zoe, I'm very interested in the extra hooks. How did you estimate how many you need? I don't have any curtains right now, so I have no clue how many I'll need.

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Old 05-04-2006, 06:23 AM   #4
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Zoe.. Could you please post a pic what they look like? Am doing new ones for the Argosy. thanks Annie
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:34 AM   #5
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I'm finally working on my new curtains for the Safari--have the fabric all cut out, but then wasted two days trying to hunt down the little combination pinch pleater and hook I needed for them.

It's called a Conso Nip-Tite Pleater Hook--you sew pleater tape across the top of the curtain --and these little thingies pleat the top for you.

and fabric stores carry them--BUT the kind you need for an Airstream (info courtesy of Shari Davis--thanks again!!!) has the hook at the top--this is called a ceiling pleater hook--these are very rare!!!

Zoe
I didn't have any problems finding them on the East coast. I found them last year at both Wal-Mart and Jo-Ann Fabric. I purchased the pleater tape with the thin pockets sewn in the header every inch or so. Then the hooks just slide into the pockets to form the pinch pleat.
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Old 05-04-2006, 05:07 PM   #6
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Congratulations on finding them!!! Yeah! Persistance pays off once again ~

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You spoke too soon, kid! Just got home and had a message that they are back ordered, so back to the drawing board! Will be hunting tomorrow again.

Lori said--

How did you estimate how many you need? I don't have any curtains right now, so I have no clue how many I'll need.


I still have plastic slider rings over my windows for the hooks to fit into--so I just counted them--but if you look at a book showing you how to make draperies they explain the math of it--so many pleats per whatever.


Annie--click on the link to Shari's site--click on During and then Draperies--she has a good pic of the pleater hooks.

Yukionna said

I didn't have any problems finding them on the East coast. I found them last year at both Wal-Mart and Jo-Ann Fabric.


I'm finding the regular pleater hooks ok, but the ceiling kind that I need for the Safari are scarcer than hen's teeth for some reason.


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well, it just took 1/2 a day, but I did find a place that has them in stock--they have 7 packs left, so if yoyu want them, you'd better porder right away as they are back ordered everywhere.

http://www.fabricfarms.com/mm5/merch...ry_Code=WPLEAT

the only thing--a warning--shipping is way too high, but beggars can't be choosers.

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Old 05-19-2006, 06:18 AM   #8
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Hello Zoe,
My wife and I have the trailer in the title. I think yours looks like the same model. At long last I am beginning to refurbish and restore. I would expect you have some of the best info for replacement part sources. I am looking for a source for the table/bed that I see in the front area of many Argosy trailers. Do you know of a place that I can call?
I want you to know that I envy your free trailer. ALthough I know that you have spent a great deal of time making it usable. We bought ours and my first job was replacing all the copper plumbing since the previous owner failed to winterize properly. A fact they failed to mention during the sales transaction. Please4 forward any info you can.
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actually, parrishw, I haven't done anything to the Arg except clean it out--what i'm concentrating on is the Safari we bought last Sept.

I don't really know a source per se for the front table and bed/seats--from what i've read here people seem to watch out for a like model that someone is selling the parts to it--maybe join the vintage airstream yahoo group, too--they have lots of good information and are very friendly.

and some people build replacements--if you can't do that maybe a local fellow could do this for ya.

good luck with it--we still haven't dared to look and see what the pipes are like in our Arg--the only hope is that the previous owner never used the water in it as he definitley wouldn't have winterized.

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Pinch Pleat Hooks

Hi zoeb-nj,
I don't know how current your post was regarding the pleater hooks. I'm searching for 3" long, locking hooks for the ceiling application, need about 7 pkgs. Nip Tite brand lists them as model 32179. Is that what you have?
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QUESTON: Can the original AS curtains be washed or do they have to be dry cleaned?
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Did you manage to sell the ceiling pleather hooks - I know your post is from 2016 - just asking.
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