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    in regards to storing fabrics in or on shelves, clear containers out and about in a room where they are exposed to light on a daily basis..
    doesn't accumulated light fade the edges exposed to the light so much ??

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    Yes it does cause fading. The sunlight doesn't get on my fabrics unless they are on my machine desk.

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    Yes, light will fade fabrics quickly. I keep mine in a closet on shelves and in totes. I never open the window blinds unless the closet doors doors are closed.

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    I believe I've heard the same thing. I think in plastic containers the fabric would have more protection. However, on a shelve even in indirect light I was told the fabric would fade. All my fabric is kept in oak cabinets. Most of the fabric stores here have tinted windows to keep out the light.

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    I use the colored plastic totes. Black or dark blue.

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    All my fabrics on on shelves and no direct sunlight.I have one window and there and I sit in front of it so I can look at while I sew. Since you go to Joann's so much, ROFL, you could use the 40% coupons on the colored plastic containers, I love them for projects too. ♥

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    I also keep mine in a closet with the door closed. I've seen the damage the sun can do to furniture, draperies, rugs, etc. and I now protect all my things as much as possible. (Although I'd really, really like to have a day full of sunshine about right now!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    All my fabrics on on shelves and no direct sunlight.I have one window and there and I sit in front of it so I can look at while I sew. Since you go to Joann's so much, ROFL, you could use the 40% coupons on the colored plastic containers, I love them for projects too. ♥
    mine are all behind sealed units; but I see so many pics posted where you know they are in the light exposure all the time.

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    Iam always concerned , even the manmade light will fade fabrics. I put sheets over my open shelves.... but its a bit of a pain ... but I think worth it.

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    I once bought a pack of fat quarters that had been near the window in a quilt shop. The edges were all faded and they couldn't be used. The shop happily exchanged them and didn't put fabric there anymore.

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