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Thread: how to fasten a "curtain" in front of my fabric storage

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    I second the tension rod motion! My UFOs are in a low two-shelf bookcase. I sewed a quick curtain with a rod pocket and slipped it on a tension rod. Just popped it inside the ends of the bookcase and made it long enough to cover both shelves. This serves two purposes: it keeps light and dust from the projects and (LOL) keeps me from having to look at them. I HAVE managed to complete some of the UFOs, but there always seem to be others to fill the shelves. At least I police myself so there are never more UFOs than will fit on those two shelves.

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    I also like binder clips. If you clip one to the side "wall" of the bookshelf near the top corner, you can slide the edge of the curtain rod into the wire part of the clips. I also have the little clips that are attached to rings on a curtain rod that holds my display quilts. I like them because they slide easily and it's easy to change out quilts.

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    I have open shelving between 2 sets of base cabinets that a 10' counter runs across the top of. To hide those open shelves (that are below the countertop), I anchored the long velcro strip to the cabinet by using small screws with washers. The curtain is pleated and I sewed the 'soft' part of the velcro to the top of that. I can either lift the skirt or just rip off the curtain as far as needed and then smooth back on when finished. If you can do the tension rod way that would work, too, but it would be a bit more obstructed to view what you have inside.

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    Three eye hooks screwed into the top of the book case and string will hang those curtains. If you want to use them open again. Remove the eye hooks. The holes will be in the top so no one will see them.
    Just my 2 cents and probably not worth that much but I ALWAYS have an opinion!

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    Command hooks as brackets to hold up a curtain rod. I use a tension rod on my shelf but I don't think it will work on the cubby style due to the divider.

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    Did you try the Industrial Velcro? That stuff will stick to anything! I've used it to add privacy curtains on my outside doors so I can get the breeze in the summer, but still have privacy.

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    I used a bookcase near my door for part of my stash. Since the door has windows in it, I was concerned about fading, so I bought a fabric shower curtain at Goodwill for about $2.00, cut it in half and shortened it and then used a small rod and the hardware (was careful) and hung it up. It's not beautiful, but it has worked well. I have some plastic shelves farther down the wall that I'm still trying to figure out how to cover. Here are a couple of pictures.
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