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Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:36 am
by Crow (deleted)
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Does anyone have templates for the window sunshades,
can we copy them to the site as a computer (poster?) file


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:02 am
by Crystal | 182 Posts

I don't have them, but can draw them up and post them. They will be for 1999 Troll 530. Of course they will probably be different for later vans. I seem to remember that TeePee made templates for his post 2000 Eriba?


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:09 am
by Frantone | 2.092 Posts

I did, and I sent them to Phil (EOC).
They were only the front windows. In fact only one template as each window is a mirror image of the other.
We really like the shades because they actually let some light through while giving you privacy, so you don't have to plunge yourself into darkness by using the blinds.



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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:34 pm
by Crystal | 182 Posts

Here they are. Sorry about the drawing - it's not very easy on Photoshop! I didn't actually shape the back blind, but it should be OK - we'll have to see when we try them on. As I made ours out of ready-made tablecloths, I kept all the edges that were finished with bias binding and darted the material to get the right width. There's no point in getting old if you don't get artful! I also reinforced the inside lower corners and attached elastic to hook around the bottom of the windows. (see lower photo)
troll-530-1999-sunshades.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)
stripy-blinds lower corner.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)
stripy-blinds.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)



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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:14 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.083 Posts

and a very professional looking job you've made too.

Thanks for sharing.


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:35 pm
by Crystal | 182 Posts

Thanks


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:40 pm
by hob (deleted)
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My puck ones I made went into little rails directly above the windows.

do these fit in the awning rail


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:42 pm
by Crystal | 182 Posts

Yes, they all fit in the awning rail, and the dimensions include the beading.


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:45 pm
by hob (deleted)
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Thank you, if I get bored over the winter I might have a go for the new Triton.


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:26 pm
by Pop540 | 1.543 Posts

look at those bobby dazzlers
did you have bother with the slippy awning strip of did the presser foot grip yours


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:04 pm
by Crystal | 182 Posts

Thanks! I must confess to pushing and pulling everything through my old girl of a machine. She tends to like odd materials in her old age - awning bead, cardboard, 0.5mm PVC (for making card display), but isn't so keen on tent material (we've had several fights over the years).


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:35 pm
by Poptop320 | 1.871 Posts

Thanks for the pictures Crystal, I'm in the process of making a set for my 2012 Famila. I say we, but all I do is make the template and Mrs Poptop makes them . The post 2009 vans will be slightly taller as the body is higher with a shallower roof. My back window shade is 1350mm x 790mm.
The corner fixing on your picture is useful as we were not too sure how to attach it to the window. When we have finished them all I will add the measurements and a few photos.
DSCF1355-400.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)DSCF1363-400.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte).


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:04 pm
by Crystal | 182 Posts

Excellent! At least you make the templates! I like the way the shades have a fringe effect. We saw some in France like that. You could combine that with the elastic across the corners. I didn't do that with ours as the tablecloths had very neat bias binding in purple and I didn't want to ruin them with my efforts! We'll have to inspire others to post templates until we get a good range. It would be interesting to see how many different sizes there are. There shouldn't be that many, but knowing Eribas non-standard rules!


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:17 pm
by Frantone | 2.092 Posts

Could the corner reinforcements be pockets so as to do away withe elastics?


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RE: Templates for Window Sunshades.

in Making the most of that expensive pitch Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:08 pm
by Crystal | 182 Posts

You might be able to, and I had thought about it, but you would have to fit them with the windows fully opened as the straight line distance between the rail and the bottom of the window would be a little shorter. However, if the shades fit into a groove along the top of the window as in Puck mentioned before, this wouldn't work. If the top of the window is close to the awning rail, you wouldn't have much leeway - unless you made them stretchy!

Or knitted them!!!



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