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I need help with my new "stash closet"!

Old 08-21-2010, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by canuckninepatch
Hello, friends and fellow quilters. My DH has just finished turning the closet in my sewing room (our empty nester's second bedroom) into a fabric stash for me. I love it, but the big dilemma is, do I have him put the solid wood sliding closet doors back on, or not. The window in the room is on the opposite side of the room, and faces direct west, so I always make sure to have the blinds drawn in the afternoon or the sun blazes in.

Fading, dust, etc. are my concerns, but I love the openness, and the inspiration looking at all my fabrics gives me.

What do you think?
I love the open look, especially with a nice stash look like you have.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:13 AM
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What about a large roll up window blind that you could spray adhesive flannel to, to make a design wall that rolls up for easy access to your stash?
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:14 AM
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I just did the same thing to my closet. I took the doors off because I like to look at my fabric, but I keep the window blinds closed when I'm not sewing.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:19 AM
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I would leave them off for a few weeks and try it out this way. If you decide you don't like it, or it gets too dusty, you can always put the doors back on.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:58 AM
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I like it open, However the roll down design wall, is a Great Idea and multi-purpose and can be moved out of the way easier than the doors!! I'll have to bookmark this!! Because I promise I'm Quilting today LOL have a ufo calling!! :)
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:30 AM
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When you open the blinds to sew, the light gets to your fabric too. Over time it may fade out your fabrics, especially since it is a west window. I would leave the doors on :wink:
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:32 AM
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That is a wonderful closet and agree it is personal preference. I would worry about fading if you keep fabric in your stash for a long.

My preference would be the pull down design wall or bifold doors if you did not mind buying new doors because I like to see everything at once.
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by raptureready
I would piece curtains that I could tie back when I wanted. Or you could always use the doors and cover them with flannel so that you'd have a design wall. If you choose that, run strips of velcro down each side of your doors, wash and put velcro down each side of your flannel. That way if it should get soiled you can take it off and wash it. If you put the velcro on the back side and wrap the flannel around when you take it off you wouldn't see the velcro strips.
I agree with raptureready ... :)
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:43 AM
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If it were ME - I'd have the doors put back on.

Make for a neat looking room and no extra dust or UV rays to contend with.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:21 AM
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Even though it looks pretty I think I would put the doors back on. Are they the bi-fold type or the sliding? If the bi-fold you still can have the same effect when you need a candy fix. I also, liked the idea of the velcro strips for a design wall when doors are closed. Just placed on each side of the molding and instant design wall.
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