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    Wildwoodflower77 Member

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    The valances are finally finished and hung. Trying to save myself money by ripping out the old glide tape was a wasted effort and only added to the time it took to complete these guys. The old glides were on an elastic tape which kept wanting to bunch up the fabric. Ripped out what little I'd sewn and purchased new tape which has the firm, no stretch tape and it worked like a champ. Now on to finish the cushion covers which are the same fabric as the valances.

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    New cushion covers. Going to tighten the fit on the bottom one a bit, already tightened the top.
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  2. mr pep

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    Looks great! Cant wait to hang the valances you sent me. What do you recommend I use ? In the pup I have small squares that ride on a rail. My curtains use a sticky square that tend to fall off if pulled had enough. Can you send a link ? Just wanna do it right...
     
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    The valances I sent would be too long if using the new glide tape as they would become flat without any sort of ruffling or pleating and hang off the end of the rails. If you want to maintain the original look then I'd use the elastic glide tape that I sent although you'll have to find a piece to replace that one section. If you prefer the flat look like my new ones are, you can cut those valances down and use the new glide tape. Here's the link for CampingWorld but they are by no means the only source. http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/product/glide-tape-72-/3433

    You can try ebay, tweetys.com or just do a search for glide tape part# A115. I'm not sure what type of rail you have but I would assume since our pups are only a year apart and the same make, the new glide tape would work great. :)

    I'm glad you can make use of them. I really didn't want to toss them in the trash.
     
  4. fmbhappycamper

    fmbhappycamper PuP Power

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    Looking GOOD Wildwoodflower [8D]
     
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    Wow! Awesome job!
     
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    Those are so pretty! Well done!

    *I ripped our valences off this past weekend, I was tired of the drooping ;)
     
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    good job like the fabric was actually looking at something similar to that at walmart lol. gonna try to do some redecorating this winter to my bayside
     
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    Very nice!
     
  9. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    Looks good!
     
  10. lbdelaney

    lbdelaney 1992 Jayco 1206 Deluxe

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    NICE! [:D]
     
  11. Dusty82

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    Nicely done!

    You can try wrapping the cushion in thin layer of polyester batting to fill out the cover rather than stitching it here and there to fit the foam. It'll add a bit of an overstuffed look to the cushion, and it's a heck of a lot easier than taking the cover of and on several times to check the fit.

    Then again, it looks great as is. Excellent job!
     
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    Those look good. Wouldn't have been my first choice of patterns, but anything is better than the original ones I have in there now. This is definitely going to be one of my future projects. Although, I have seen some who just removed them and did without and this looks ok too.
     
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    Thanks everyone! It seems like they took forever. Having a little one calling out "mommy" every five minutes over the summer made everything an extremely long process as did the fact that I'm a perfectionist so spent many an hour with a seam ripper if the seams weren't just so. [LOL] Now that the girly is back in school, the cushion covers are coming along much faster.

    Dusty...I already knew that the bottom cushion cover was oversized by a half inch on each seam so I just flipped it inside out and seamed a half inch inside the old seam then trimmed the old away. The extra allowance was because of the wood bases which turned out not to be an issue with the exception as to how wide the opening would be. The top cushion was to the correct dimension but I made the end flap where it velcro'd too long so just had to shorten it. By the way, your button hole idea for the plastic seat stops was fantastic and worked out perfectly for the cushion covers. My husband said we could have unscrewed them then used the soldering iron to burn the hole and since the fabric type would melt a little it would be good to go but I was doubtful and liked your idea much better. Thanks so much!

    CaliPopup....It wasn't my husband's first choice either but then I reminded him that the pup was MY birthday present therefore I could do as I pleased. [LOL] That's what happens when you marry an Irish only child who also happens to be a Gemini! [LOL]

    I can't wait to post pics once everything is completed.
     
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    DH might have been absolutely right about making a hole with a soldering iron, but it really depends on the fabric. If it's 100% synthetic fabric, it would have most likely worked beautifully. If there is any cotton, wool, or other natural fiber in the fabric, however, it would turn into a smoldering, smoking, burning mess. Oh it would burn a hole in it okay, but it wouldn't seal the hole (i.e. melt the fibers together) like melting a synthetic does. That sets up unraveling of the weave, and you really don't want that.

    It really looks nice!
     
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    I guess he was right then. It's Richloom Solarium fabric which is 100% polyester. Now we know for next time although hopefully "next time" is a long way off. [LOL]
     

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