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

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

    I am looking for any and all ideas....

    I have a piece of yardage that I want to use... (It's the perfect length!!) but so far, I have tried double stick tape, and sticky velcro, both of which, promtly fell off the "cubby" bookcase that I have my fabric in. It is wood, (actually that particle board stuff, made to look like wood) and has a nice finish on it. If I MUST, I am willing to put some sort of hardware on it... just looking for suggestions! I know that there are lots of really SMART, resourceful quilters on here!!! Thanks!!

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    Try using a tension rod an curtain ring with a small hanging clip. put curtain tension rod inside rop shelf, at the very top. Clip fabric to rings just slide curtain back and forth as you neeed it. I use this in a large space, using a shower curtain tension rod. have had it up for over a year so far no problems. Gook luck.

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    I've done something similar and it works good and looks nice.
    ~~ Butterflies can't see their wings.
    They can't see how truly beautiful they are,
    but everyone else can. People are kinda like that. ~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj View Post
    Try using a tension rod an curtain ring with a small hanging clip. put curtain tension rod inside rop shelf, at the very top. Clip fabric to rings just slide curtain back and forth as you neeed it. I use this in a large space, using a shower curtain tension rod. have had it up for over a year so far no problems. Gook luck.
    That's exactly what I did when I wanted to protect my FQ stash (stored on open book shelves) from any possible dust or sun rays. I'm very pleased with this easy solution.

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    I think tension rod is a good idea.
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    I bought some really big binder clips at the office supply store. I added some felt to protect the wood and clipped the fabric to the top shelf. The binder clips come in many colors now.

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    I used velcro on mine. I had to use a staple gun to get it to hold but it works great. I can just pull the 'curtain' right off the front my my basket units to see what's behind them and then just press the 'curtain' back into place when I'm finished.

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    heavy book ends or paper weights

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    Curtain rod brackets & a curtain rod may work if a tension rod won't. Not sure if your particle board will hold screws though (may need to put some wood glue in the holes). Maybe try sewing a rod pocket in the top of your fabric and run elastic through it, and around to the back of your bookcase. Trial and error on making it tight enough to hold in place before sewing the ends together. Kinda like they used to put skirts on sinks.

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    I think the tension rod with the curtain clip hangers should work.
    Did you use the velcro on the front of the cabinet or on the top edge? I would think if it was along the top edge, gravity should help keep it in place.

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