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Old 11-15-2012, 09:34 PM   #15
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A few more finds at www.fabric.com

And a little trailer pin cushion I made for a quilting camping friend. If anyone wants the pattern send me a pm.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:23 PM   #16
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The pincushion is really cute!
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:47 PM   #17
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Following is a re-posting of my reply to the thread titled "Retro Fabrics". I've added a few new notes at the end.

"I love this discussion about fabric! I enjoy changing up the interior decor of my Scamp often. As a result I'm always on the lookout for fun fabrics at the right price. In San Francisco there are more than a few great fabric stores. Among them are Discount Fabrics, Britex, Mendels and my personal favorite, Fabrix. This tiny store is packed from floor to ceiling with fabrics from manufacturer's overruns. Most fabrics are 2, 3 or 4 dollars per yard! Their selection is pretty random but always fun. Zippers are 25 cents each and they have a trough full of buttons.

A great place to get Hawaiian themed fabrics is from Discount Fabric Warehouse in Hilo and Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. They have a great selection online and will mail up to 30 yards of cotton/blend fabric in a USPS flat rate box to the mainland!"

I found a terrific corduroy at Fabrix in SF. It has 3" stylized hiking boots in bright colors sprinkled all around. I made two pillows for my Scamp and a pennant swag made of old jeans and hiking boot appliques. Unfortunately I do not have photos of these to show.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:59 PM   #18
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My previous posting shows curtain panels I made for my Scamp. I chose to keep the original cream-colored curtains because they let in light and provide privacy. I made 9" wide panels to give the interior some flair. They sew up quickly and don't cost much because they use little fabric.

I find a great way to spruce up the trailer interior is to choose a theme color or season or culture or period of history and go with it! Some ideas are fall foliage, Hawaii, Mexico, Wild West, etc. For the interior I make 16" square pillows, curtain panels, pennant swag for front window. In addition I might have coordinating kitchen mitts/pads, kitchen towels, small area rug, throws, stuffed animals and comforter. For the exterior I make a spare tire cover from a matching picnic tablecloth. On the picnic table I place a "flower" arrangement with coordinating figurines or salt and pepper shakers. (Sorry, no photos at this time)

I know this sounds "over the top" (and it is) but we have so much fun camping in our themed Scamp and I get so much joy decorating our tiny trailer.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:17 AM   #19
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Carol - the pincushion trailer is adorable!

Gilda - I'm all for "going over the top", that's what you call "Glamping"! If you're going to spend time in a tiny little space you might as well enjoy it to the max!
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I have redone the curtains on my trailer a couple of times. Last year when I redid them I decided to use a thermal curtain lining. It comes in different weights and on the window side it has little bit of a plastic coating that stops the curtains from absorbing moisture - preventing mildew issues. The added weight really helped to keep their shape. Found they worked well at blocking out light in the summer and they seemed to cut down on the draft from the windows while camping last winter in cool weather as well.
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Carol - I wish I'd known about that lining before I made my curtains. Having something to help prevent mildew on the fabric would have been nice. I did use a black-out lining though as it gives both a nice drape and weight to the curtains and blocks the light, which is very useful to us since we like sleeping with it really dark and sometimes we end up staying in a spot where street lights or security lights or even the lights on another RV can be a real nuisance.

PS - I tried clicking on the link I put in a previous post about the hunky guys, but when I tried to use it to show someone else the fabric it just took me to the fabrics.com home page. If you search there for "The Outdoorsy Type" you'll find it - not something I would use in our trailer, but very campy - as in silly, funny!
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #22
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I saw the guy one, too, when I was looking. Funny, I wonder who buys those?

Now I'm looking for something for a backing (fleece, probably) for my quilt, maybe a foresty print.

I also thought it would be a good idea to make some kind of matching seat cushion- waterproof on one side so I can put it on a wet seat, and a little bit insulating. Maybe a cup cozy to match!
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:36 PM   #23
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I saw the guy one, too, when I was looking. Funny, I wonder who buys those?!
I wondered the same but then I thought that perhaps if you had a vintage tin can trailer and a cowgirl/country theme and where a single female owner it might be a little bit fun to use. Would be a conversation piece for sure
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:36 PM   #24
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When this thread started I visited spoon flower.com. Today I returned and I wonder if there aren't new things. Searched "trailer" and now I see:

Mod trailers
Road trip
Travel trailer vintage Stars and Stripes green and yellow

Maybe they were there before, but I didn't remember them.

Thanks for bringing that site to my attention. It is really great.

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Old 12-15-2012, 11:34 PM   #25
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This is a great thread. Thanks ladies for posting all of these great fabrics. I love all things (well, almost all) vintage and these fabrics are great for a retro look. I'm decorating my little Scamp in the vintage cowgirl theme and having a lot of fun picking the fabrics and decorative pieces. Of course I'll need to throw a little "glamping" into the mix. I love seeing others having as much decorating and making your trailer your own, as I do.
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Too cool! Absolutely excited here!!!! I FOUND the fabric for my trailer on spoonflower.com. I only wanted primary colors and preferred something light. I have looked, off and on, for months... and everything I found had orange and/or green. Not this! I'll order right after the first of the year.

THANKS ALL!
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Cute, Donna! I like Spoonflower, too.

And I have to give a thumbs up for Fabric.com I ordered some fleece for another quilt, and when I was laying it out realized there was a small hole in it. It didn't affect the use but I emailed to tell them as it might have gone through the bolt. I told them NOT to worry about refund or replacement as I was able to use it anyway.

But they replaced it immediately, anyway.

And a thumbs down for musicalfabrics.com I can't remember which fabric I bought there, but the idiot sent it to my billing address-on purpose ignoring the shipping address because it was Paypal and apparently the guarantee to the vendor is better if they ship to billing address- and was completely unhelpful when I complained, saying if it came back they'd send it again. No replacement, nothing. Thumbs down to the postal service, too, as when it got to Fresno (priority mail, which is first class) instead of forwarding it they send it to undeliverable mail somewhere, then eight days later BACK to Fresno, where this time they managed find the forward and send it to me. (And in all this time no inquiry from the vendor to see if I ever received it.)
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Are we there yet

Found this fabric last April while visiting my mom and taking her to Lake Chelan. It was a small piece and found some more of it on ebay. Made a nice door curtain. I have some that is a similar theme that I have used to cover part of the cushions. I hope to finish up with that project this winter.

There are some nice fabrics out there.
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