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Old 12-28-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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I need some curtains made

Can someone please post contact information on someone who could make me some curtains for my 71 Tradewind. I have the fabric.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:10 AM   #2
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I did find Fowler's RV. Any others?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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Since you have the fabric, I'd try to find a local upholstery shop or seamstress that will build a set for you. Companies that specialize in Airstream drapes, such as JPA Drapes, use their own material.

You might also want to consider making your own. I got some decent results, even with my limited sewing experience. Check my blog for details.

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:57 AM   #4
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I would try Silver Threads. See post #4 in the following thread for their contact info:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...elp-87738.html

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Old 12-28-2012, 12:11 PM   #5
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I would try Silver Threads. See post #4 in the following thread for their contact info:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...elp-87738.html

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Ditto on that. She made them for 2 of my trailers & they were top notch!
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:21 PM   #6
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I made my own. It was easier than I anticipated. I did see some that were done by Silver Threads. They were really beautifully done.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:04 PM   #7
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I made my own curtains as detailed here: Tin Pickle Adventures: Curtains

Further details are here, and in the posts following: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f7/s...ml#post1102846

It is time consuming, but not difficult. I did mine with a rotary cutter (optional), a 25+ year old Sears home sewing machine, an iron and an ironing board. Using pleating tape (available at any fabric store) to stiffen the tops and bottoms helped keep the pleats looking crisp and straight.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #8
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I made my own curtains as detailed here: Tin Pickle Adventures: Curtains
Thanks, but I don't want to make my own
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:05 PM   #9
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Marshal, we had Tammy (Silver Threads) make the curtains for our Sovereign. They look good, and have held up very well.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:53 AM   #10
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Mrs.Mod, I remember we started our projects around the same time and you gave me some good suggestions. Could you post a few photos of the finished project? I'd like to see how yours turned out.
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Sounds like you've got some good referrals for people to make your curtains....a friend made new ones for my 2011 CCD Bambi. We eliminated the four original panels and I know have only two which work and look great. I also asked her to add blackout material on the back of the curtains....it's like a cave in my little AS now!!
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WE had JPA make ours for our 1972 International. We used the material Audrey had swatches of, that went back to lots of the original drapes of that time. They fit excellently and JPA had all of the hardware needed to meet the tracks of the 1972 Airstream.

I did discuss with Audrey the use of other materials, and she had no issues with that. The price was less the material cost and still a pretty decent deal with all of the pleats that go into the making of these.
I've attached a picture of what they look like with the U-shape we put in last year. The hang clean, I just had the open in this picture.

JPA Drapes did a great job. I am actually working with them a making some drapes for the rear bath area that are water resistance with the shower back there in which i will be providing the material.

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Mrs.Mod, I remember we started our projects around the same time and you gave me some good suggestions. Could you post a few photos of the finished project? I'd like to see how yours turned out.
Hi Christopher,
Good to chat with you again. I just finished the 'living room' curtains in October. This is the only finished picture I have for now. Soon, I'll start work on the curtains for the bedroom.
I'm pleased with the way they turned out. Looking back, I wish I had picked out more interesting fabric. I have a fear of color that I am trying to overcome. You should see our home decor, I call it "Vanillaville".
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:42 AM   #14
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Those Mod Pod drapes look great. I too am contemplating making ones for the bedroom. The off-season is a good time for stuff like that.

My trailer has a rear bedroom and I plan to do it with four panels. There will be two small panels, one starting in the middle of each side window and going forward. Then two monster wraparound panels that will go from mid side window to the middle of the rear window. Each one of those will probably take all day to make.

I also need to install lower curtain tracks all the way around. In total it will be as labor intensive a job as the living room. Might have to procrastinate another few years.

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