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Old 09-16-2009, 09:41 AM   #15
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Your projects look great Bryan! And just think we get to see them in person next week! Keep up the great work! Robin
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:20 AM   #16
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Nice job, Bryan! It looks so clean and updated although retro. Way to go.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:49 AM   #17
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Just curious, but do the glued "seams" bend the same as sewn cloth? Like say if you are pushing a curtain aside to open it, and you want it to gather up at the side of the window?

Also, do you glue through both layers of a hem at once? I'm thinking of how you turn the fabric under twice (say, on the bottom hem) so that there is not a raw edge. Does it glue right through, or....?
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There is no difference between a sewed seam or a glue gun seam either in appearance or operation, except of course the time difference between the two.

You do it exactly as you would if you were sewing it. If you want a bottom hem you glue the foldover first just as you would if you sewed it, then glue your final fold. There are different techniques for different type of fabrics, but there are for sewing as well.

In our trailer we bought blackout panels from LnT which had the same top and bottom seamed channel so we could cut in the middle and the curtain rod channel was already done for both. Then all we had to do was glue up the bottom seams. The glue tacks quickly so the curtains go right up.

Try it, you'll never go back....
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:07 AM   #18
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Greg,

Thanks for the additional info.

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PS: For anyone else who's wondering, I Googled "LnT" and it's Linens N Things.
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Ok Greg, you have peaked my interest......................... ( I can be such a lazy Daisy!) What kinda glue gun glue are you using? Cause the stuff I have used for craft projects gets really hard, I can't imagine it would hold together threw washings. Please tell, is there a special hot glue gun for fabric? Thanks Robin






After thinking about Greg's easy sewing solution, I had a light bulb moment! (their few and far between) but anyway, I wonder if you couldn't use hem tape (iron on kind)? hmmmmm, see I can so be a lazy daisy! . I have used it on a bed skirt I made, and it's held up really well. Plus on a pair of jeans I bought that the minute I washed them they shrunk to high-water so I cut them off for shorts and hemmed them with hem tape and I figured I would get a couple of washings out of them then have to break down and pull out the sewing machine, but they have held up all summer long! Thanks Greg for kicking in my light bulb ideas. But I would still love to know about the type of glue you used.
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Robin,

We just use the glue gun from the Depot. The Glue sticks are Arrow Superpower for fabrics/leather/woodworking etc. Mi Esposa, says that unless they've changed the hem tape in the last few years it did not work anywhere near as well as the glue gun.

As for Washings, we can't attest one way or another since, we've never washed the drapes in our house or trailer. However, if it did cause any issue it would only take seconds to tack it back.
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I know you can use hem tape for curtains as half of the web sites I visited used it. I really don't think the sewing is that much harder or longer than the tape or the glue. You still have to measure, cut iron the hem twice and the sewing was easy after all of that. Backwards, forward all the way, back, forward, snip, and done.

Greg, c'mon. You think I'm gonna use some type of glue when I can use a machine that plugs in with a motor, a foot pedal, has lots of switches and dials, and a sharp needle that goes up and down really fast and could poke right through my finger? I'm going for the machine!

Speaking of guys sewing, my wife found it amusing that I used a tape measure for measuring as opposed to a yardstick or flexible tape measure. She said, "I guess it's what you're used to."
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Greg, c'mon. You think I'm gonna use some type of glue when I can use a machine that plugs in with a motor, a foot pedal, has lots of switches and dials, and a sharp needle that goes up and down really fast and could poke right through my finger? I'm going for the machine!
LOL. Well from the way ur wife responded to you about sewing I had no idea you owned any kind of an expensive sewing machine. As long as the sewing machine is a Binford with 3000+ rpms and you can growl while using it I'm all for it.
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Great retro color you chose... Back in the day, my mom used to call it robin's egg blue. Cheerful and peaceful at the same time. Excellent idea with the magnets for the curtain over the stove. Should be much less conspicuous during the day than velcro patches, and easy to use. Congrats, and enjoy.
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I have had bad luck with velcro, so I too am going to start gluing magnets to the things. They work great!
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As for Washings, we can't attest one way or another since, we've never washed the drapes in our house or trailer. However, if it did cause any issue it would only take seconds to tack it back.
True! did think about that!. I will have to check for fabric hot glue gun, glue. I am sure it's more pliable than the craft hot glue stick. Thanks, I just may have to give it a try.



Hem tape, oh yea they changed it, since the last time I used it in High School, that stuff wouldn't have sealed a paper bag. But this new stuff............... It's tough! And as I said the jeans I cut off have held up threw a bunch of washings and the hem hasn't even started to come loooooooose.
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We've had this Scamp for around 9 months and just haven't gotten out in it like we had hoped. It had no AC so we weren't going anywhere this summer! We're getting ready to head to South Dakota next week for the rally so I had to get it ready to go! All of the doors and table have had laminate applied with a funky 50's pattern and color. We love it. A neighbor made new cushions for us and I just got done sewing curtains yesterday. I actually have one more to do over the stove but that won't take too long. Thought I'd throw up some pictures for those that are interested. Can't wait to take it out now.
Hey Bryan

Very sharp! I really like the roof vent (skylight) and the wood trimming. Are they all that big in the scamps or is this a mod?

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We've had this Scamp for around 9 months and just haven't gotten out in it like we had hoped. It had no AC so we weren't going anywhere this summer! We're getting ready to head to South Dakota next week for the rally so I had to get it ready to go! All of the doors and table have had laminate applied with a funky 50's pattern and color. We love it. A neighbor made new cushions for us and I just got done sewing curtains yesterday. I actually have one more to do over the stove but that won't take too long. Thought I'd throw up some pictures for those that are interested. Can't wait to take it out now.
Brian, what type of material did you use for your curtains? We are missing 2 for our Trillium & I want to get a new set made up for all of our windows.

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I really like the roof vent (skylight) and the wood trimming. [b]Are they all that big in the scamps or is this a mod?
I'm not Bryan, but I can answer your question, Scamp puts larger roof vents in the rear dinette area of all of their trailers. If you want a vent with a fantastic fan, then you get 2 roof vents.
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