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    Missouri Star

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    Default How do you deal with sunlight on your fabrics?

    I have most of mine in cabinets & naturally the doors keep out the sun. I also have some shelves. My quilting room has a double window with an arched window above it (think it's called a palladium). I have mini blinds on double & a valance, but nothing on arch. I don't know how to post pics but I know you guys would be able to help solve my dilemma. I 'm jumping on the organize my fabric train & frankly may have to be on board the Xanax caboose to do it.

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    Default Re: How do you deal with sunlight on your fabrics?

    Gina, don't forget that you are a creative quilter who loves working with fabric.
    They make special rods for palladium windows.
    Put your thinking cap on and make a 'curtain' for the window, perhaps use sun-blocking fabric.
    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/make-a...ins-38356.html
    You can also purchase 'archway' window coverings.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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    Default Re: How do you deal with sunlight on your fabrics?

    I just cover my shelves.

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    Default Re: How do you deal with sunlight on your fabrics?

    Redi shade for half arch window. Can be cut to fit for smaller arch

    https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/1/1...dow-shade.html
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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: How do you deal with sunlight on your fabrics?

    Wouldn't it be neat to use a silk fan?

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    Default Re: How do you deal with sunlight on your fabrics?

    My fabric is in plastic drawer units or storage containers. I covered the fronts & sides that are exposed to the light by placing cut-to-fit white poster board. I've labeled the fronts. I didn't want my fabrics exposed to either sunlight or dust. There are other pics of my sewing room in my sewing room album. Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: How do you deal with sunlight on your fabrics?

    I don't have a palladium window in my sewing room but I do have one above the front door. We had shutters installed several years ago and they made one for that window also. I have seen shades that were sort of fanned out that some people use in those windows also. Maybe check somewhere like Lowes.

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    Default Re: How do you deal with sunlight on your fabrics?

    Quote Originally Posted by JCY View Post
    My fabric is in plastic drawer units or storage containers. I covered the fronts & sides that are exposed to the light by placing cut-to-fit white poster board. I've labeled the fronts. I didn't want my fabrics exposed to either sunlight or dust. There are other pics of my sewing room in my sewing room album. Click image for larger version. 

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    Rather than going to the trouble of fitting poster board into the storage containers, why not just use opaque containers?

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    Default Re: How do you deal with sunlight on your fabrics?

    I did not see any plastic drawer units or containers with opaque sides. My guess is they would be more expensive. I was trying to save $. The poster board works fine for me & provides a very legible title on the front. Space also was a consideration. I needed to fit certain dimensions on the stainless steel shelves to maximize the use of my space.

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    Default Re: How do you deal with sunlight on your fabrics?

    I have almost all my fabrics in a 5 drawer dresser, folded standing on edge so when I pull out the drawer I can see it all.

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