Making Curtains

Discussion in 'Cushion, Curtains, Carpets, Bedding, Clothing Stor' started by babygirl48, May 29, 2007.

  1. babygirl48

    babygirl48 New Member

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    I have decided to make new curtains for my new-to-us PU. After camping for three days in our driveway I decided that the 80's looking motel curtains are not me, even though they are in excellent condition. I am looking around for the right fabric design but am wondering if I need to put flame retardant on the new curtains? Is it a big deal if they don't have it?

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  2. jhower

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    I'd guess that it's a matter of personal choice. Since it's for your own use there's no requirement for you to follow.

    Are the curtains in your house flame resistant? I know ours are not. Cindy made all the curtains and the fabric came from Joann or Hancock fabric stores and is not flame rated.


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    I made new ones for our popup last year...I just went with a fabric I liked, didn't worry about being flame resistant. <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_twocents.gif border=0 align=middle>

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  4. Rolling Ramada

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    I also made new curtains, along with seat covers for the dinette and duvet covers for some inexpensive comforters. I never even thought about flame retardent. I just picked fabrics that I liked and DH would tolerate. lol

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  5. midas

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    Flame retardant chemicals are highly toxic. I would definitely NOT treat the curtains, just make them out of plain fabric.

    I personally do not think the slight benefits of a flame-retarding chemical outweigh the heath risks of treating the fabric with a known poison/carcinogen. The fabric will still catch fire, except it takes a slightly less time, and emits more toxic smoke from the chemicals. Yeah that's just greeeaat.

    The new curtains in our pop-up are made from "outdoor" fabric from WalMart and lined with fabric from some old curtains we don't use any more.

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    I have decided to put bamboo roll up blinds in our trailer. I dont like how the curtain attach in our coleman. I know I can find the right width but I will have to trim the excess off the bottom so I dont have the blinds interfering with the canvas when the top is down.

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  7. RATHERBECAMPIN

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    I put mini blinds in my pup. I love them and when they get dusty I just hose them off. They don't blow around in the wind and really look nice in my opinion. I attached just above rail that holds canvas. Just remember to take long rod that adjusts louvers off, and raise blinds before lowering pup top.

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    i live dangerously. if the the bears don't get me the fire will>>not much protection in a canvas! just have faith... i made everything in regular cotton.. life is a leap of faith! take the plunge before you change your mind..LOL

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    i made all ours last yr and never thought of it either.

    if a tree falls in the forest, and your at work how do you know it made noise.go campin more often you will hear it..
     
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    Oooo mini blinds...I had never thought of that!

    Might have to look into that option.

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    We made a theme of Americana in our camper when we got it last July. A friend of mine made curtains for me. I picked regular fabric with flags on them. My camper still had the slides the curtains go on, however, the curtains weren't on them. I just took velcro and added extra glue to the plastic slides. Then put soft side on the curtain and sewed them on. Now we can take them on and off as needed and they look GREAT!!!!

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    Can you post a photo of your mini blinds in your PUP? I would like to see how they work.

    Also, will then crunch up and bend when you pop down your PUP? Just wonder how they will fold down and not bunch up when you lower your PUP. Love the idea!

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