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Old 05-27-2010, 09:44 AM   #29
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Great tip about Joann's, I went shopping for goucho fabric and found the perfect curtain fabric, lots of choices 40% off. So I guess I'm doing the curtains first.
The cushions on my goucho are really good too, so I'm really interested reusing the foam if at all possible
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:25 AM   #30
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Looks great, Jez!!!!

Have you been out camping yet?
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:53 PM   #31
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Looks great, Jez!!!!

Have you been out camping yet?

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Yes we got out the first sight of spring!!! Good to have our 1st trip under our belt!

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Old 06-05-2010, 12:39 AM   #32
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Great job! That fabric looks perfect! Nice wood bulkheads, too!
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:09 PM   #33
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Here are pictures of my latest project on the Lil' 66 Tradewind guys!

I sewed 11 new curtains and a new accordian door. All are lined. I also made brand new cushions with new foam and new fabrics for the goucho!

Im so proud I had to post the pictures for you to see!

Gearing up for the 2010 camping season sure is fun!
They are AWESOME! You layout looks identical to my 1967 Overlander. The previous owners took the drapes out and installed mini blinds and they are getting really aged and not looking or working so well. My hubby wants me to do curtains for it and we were going to take the blinds out completely. I am curious if you used the original track to hang yours and if so, where did you attach the curtains to the little clips that slide in the tracks? I have all the top tracks still intact except the one over the kitchen window so I would need to find one for there. Also, I notice that your bottoms hang free. I believe in the originals the bottoms were hooked somehow but there are no bottom tracks on mine but I am not sure if that is because of the previous owner. Do you know anything about how to keep the bottoms secure against the wall and if not, how do you like your curtains not secure? Do they still give you enough privacy? Sorry for all the stupid questions We have been working really hard on getting the inside and the outside up to our standards. We have come a long way but have a long way to go too We also have an area for the accordian door. Was there a track inside that top part of yours, to hook things into? No track in mine. OK Thanks for your time! Again your drapes are AWESOME! Good Job!!
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:20 PM   #34
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They are AWESOME! You layout looks identical to my 1967 Overlander. The previous owners took the drapes out and installed mini blinds and they are getting really aged and not looking or working so well. My hubby wants me to do curtains for it and we were going to take the blinds out completely. I am curious if you used the original track to hang yours and if so, where did you attach the curtains to the little clips that slide in the tracks? I have all the top tracks still intact except the one over the kitchen window so I would need to find one for there. Also, I notice that your bottoms hang free. I believe in the originals the bottoms were hooked somehow but there are no bottom tracks on mine but I am not sure if that is because of the previous owner. Do you know anything about how to keep the bottoms secure against the wall and if not, how do you like your curtains not secure? Do they still give you enough privacy? Sorry for all the stupid questions We have been working really hard on getting the inside and the outside up to our standards. We have come a long way but have a long way to go too We also have an area for the accordian door. Was there a track inside that top part of yours, to hook things into? No track in mine. OK Thanks for your time! Again your drapes are AWESOME! Good Job!!
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About the tracks for the curtains, my camper had all the original tracks, hooks and the previous draperies had traverse hooks in the tops of them, they are the sharp metal hooks that are about 2" long and you just insert the pointed end 2" down from the top of the drapery then bring the hook back out and stop 1/4" from the tops careful not to ever let the hook poke thru to the front face of the fabric. If your curtains are lined you will have no problem bringing the sharp hook in and out while never piercing the front fabric face. Each metal traverse hook is 2 1/2" apart. My camper never had tracks on the bottoms and it does not need tracks there because the curtains cover the window on all sides with extra to spare. When I purchased her she still had some of the original curtains (a super cute thick off white canvas material with a very 60's themed leaf pattern with tiny pink flamingoes) and the original accordian door in impeccable condition. I still have these original curtains I was going to make throw pillows out of them. Post pics of your progress on here!
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:00 PM   #35
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Great job on the curtains and cushions! I am planning on using Sunbrella fabrics on ours, since I think the outdoor fabric should hold up to my kids... (hopefully be able to dab it with a cloth when the kids spill). The bed by the kitchen has newer cusstom matresses... but the twin beds are original foam. I will probably get new foam since it seems kind of unsanitary to make the boys sleep on old musty foam.

Not looking forward to sewing in the piping for the cushions. I really get stressed out doing piping.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:53 PM   #36
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Update:

Tomorrow I will pick out the fabrics to start the next project, making two matching quilts for the twin beds.

Stay tuned for updates on the quilts!
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:56 PM   #37
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Twin Quilts are done!

Here is a photo of the twin quilts I just finished.
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:11 PM   #38
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Your work is beautiful; love the look of your fabrics! I found nice, lined curtain panels on sale and was able to cut them down to fit our windows (therefore, a lot of the sewing was already done for me). The hardest part was adding G glides for the lower tracks and having enough tension to avoid sagging. Now I'm trying to work out a plan for the accordian door. Wish I could get a closer look at yours; nicely done!
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:16 PM   #39
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AND, love your pillow shams!
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Jezibels- I think your AS is darn near identical to mine! I am working on curtains as we speak and plan to tackle the bunks and gaucho next. I LOVE your fabric choices, its very beautiful.

I think I was over thinking the gaucho now that I see what you did...I was planning on doing more of a slip cover that went over the foam sit a heavy metal zipper so that I could take it off and wash it if needed. Your way seems much easier.

THANK YOU for the divider curtain idea. Mine still has the originals and they are a horribly tacky green. I do have the tracks though and they seem to be in good condition.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:29 PM   #41
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Cool post before and afters!

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Jezibels- I think your AS is darn near identical to mine! I am working on curtains as we speak and plan to tackle the bunks and gaucho next. I LOVE your fabric choices, its very beautiful.

I think I was over thinking the gaucho now that I see what you did...I was planning on doing more of a slip cover that went over the foam sit a heavy metal zipper so that I could take it off and wash it if needed. Your way seems much easier.

THANK YOU for the divider curtain idea. Mine still has the originals and they are a horribly tacky green. I do have the tracks though and they seem to be in good condition.
Glad I can help someone out Tabasco, post your before and after pics! Its good to take lots of pics, infact I have started a scrapbook just for the camper and her travels (with us included too) ; )
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:37 PM   #42
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I spied your newer toilet cover...does that fit ok on the older toilet? Ours has that boxy cover that is original.
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