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Old 09-12-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Hi all, have a ?? knew someone out there would know the answer. I am making new curtains for the Safari and noticed the factory curtains are cut at an angle and there is a difference between top and bottom also. If I make them straight, will I have a problem. Also using the elastic, plastic hooks for the track, can I sew them at regular intervals rather than the wierd measurements that airstream used?

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Old 09-12-2008, 02:35 PM   #2
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Nan, this is not an answer to your question, but may be something to think about. Someone on this forum used the original curtains as a liner and just sewed new fabric on top of the original. That way you could use the original curtain slides. Good luck! Pat
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Hi all, have a ?? knew someone out there would know the answer. I am making new curtains for the Safari and noticed the factory curtains are cut at an angle and there is a difference between top and bottom also. Nan
Yes, they are cut at that funny angle for a reason. There isn't a straight line in reality from bottom rail to top. Use your old curtains as your pattern and you will be fine!
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Thanks for the info. Kind of thought that was the case. The suggestion of sewing right on top of the old ones is a great idea, that way they would also be more of a blackout type curtain.
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Nan...You're right...the curtains are not true rectangles and there is an art in getting the track curtain glides in the right places so that when the curtains are folded they look good and fold correctly...the windows are shorter across the top than they are across the bottom...they are a trapezoid shape. Greg makes curtains for newer Airstreams...you should be OK if you use the old curtains as patterns or guides, or even sew right onto them (unless you want to keep the originals for resale or whatever)... However, we now make 2 long panels rather than 4 short panels because they are easier to manage... We line all our curtains so they are more substantial than those AS provides... PM us if you need his input...and/or check our website below...
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TB - thanks for the info. Kind of figured it was for that reason, but my "maybe it could be sewn differently" set in. The old pattern it is!
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