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Old 04-18-2010, 02:18 PM   #1
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I was going to make glue gun curtains for the Fiber Stream. I found the type of fabric I wanted at JoAnn Fabrics, and when I told the clerk my plans she suggested I use an adhesive called Fabri-Tac, instead. No hot glue gun, easy to use, makes a permanent bond, and can be washed after 24 hours. What's not to like?

It took me considerably longer than 20 minutes, (for starters, I had to borrow an iron from my kind neighbor) but I am thrilled with the results. Photos attached below. (Ignore the date; forgot to reset it on the camera.)


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Old 04-18-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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Nice job.
More info on FABRI-TAC here
http://www.beaconadhesives.com/cgfab.html
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:31 PM   #3
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Thank you for the post Pamela! We are going to be making curtains for the Scamp we just brought home.

BTW, I love that cute litte puppie!
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:57 PM   #4
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That cute little puppy is our spoiled-rotten Italian Greyhound, Isabella. She's pushing nine years old now. We've had her since she was about six months old. When we were camping at Starved Rock State Park in IL last summer, my husband fell asleep in his chair and she fell asleep on his lap. They both looked so cute I just had to take a photo or two. It seemed like the perfect avatar for a camping forum.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:55 PM   #5
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I love the bright colors


But I finy it ironic that a woman takes the short cut while I actually sewed mine
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:59 PM   #6
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you just saved me some $!
Thanks Pamela!
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:05 PM   #7
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hi pamela.....glad to hear that the curtains project turned out well....and glad too that the no-sew/iron idea was a good one!
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:10 PM   #8
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Dave,
You need to understand that I am seriously "sewing-challenged". Can't sew to save my life. On the other hand, I'm good with wiring, carpentry, I'm a ham radio operator, and I can even knit. And after this weekend, I now know how to repair fiberglass cracks, too. Just don't lose any buttons around me because I'll never get them re-attached.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:08 PM   #9
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OK, I grew up on a small farm (dirt poor) and learned to sew on a Singer treadle. I also spent 36 years as a machinist/toolmaker; Boeing Comercial Airplanes, so I pretty well schooled.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:54 PM   #10
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I have a good friend who has two Singer treadle machines; they belonged to her mother and her grandmother. It sounds like it's a great machine. (I'm getting a little bit off topic here, but she's going to help me make cushion covers for the camper so I guess it's kind of related.)
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Thank you for the post Pamela! We are going to be making curtains for the Scamp we just brought home.

BTW, I love that cute litte puppie!
Hi Darnelle,
We just bought a 16' scamp and need to make curtains that make it dark at night. I saw your pictures and love them. Did you line them with something to block light? How do you open them in the daytime?
thanks, Hilda
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:25 PM   #12
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I sew all the time and I still find the fabric tack to be a wonderful aid to my sewing. Great example- sometimes I want a cute little cut out on something, but I don't want to sew it on- so out comes the glue!
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Hi Darnelle,
We just bought a 16' scamp and need to make curtains that make it dark at night. I saw your pictures and love them. Did you line them with something to block light? How do you open them in the daytime?
thanks, Hilda
You can purchase a thermal window fabric to put on the back side of the fabric to make it darker. It comes in different thickness - I went with a very light one due to the small size of the curtains and I wanted them to hang correctly. The thermal fabric has a little bit of a plastic type film on it which also helps to stop the window condensation from getting into the good side of the fabric and it also stops the curtain fabric from fading from the sun. here is a link to how to use it: How to Make Thermal Window Fabric Liner | eHow.com
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Pamela...how did you hang your curtains?
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