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My Greens are fading

Old 06-27-2009, 11:52 AM
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I wonder if anyone else is having this problem. I began pulling fabric for a new quilt and I found several pieces of green fabric, from several sources, are fading around the edges. I keep them in a closed and I wash them as I use them, but it seems to be on 4 or 5 pieces out of the dozen or so that I have. Is there some other way to store them.
I also checked a couple of my quilts that have green in them and sure enough, one of them has some fading in the green.
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:48 PM
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my friend lost most of her reds and greens because she kept them in a clear plastic tub but it was still exposed to the sunlight that came into the room (she kept the blinds up all the time).

the red and green tubs were the only ones hit by direct light all the time.

she has since moved all fabric into the closets and no longer keeps anything on open shelves.
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:55 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear that!!! My room gets light all day and my fabrics are stored in a closet and I keep the door closed at all times...the few clear tubs I have sitting out with fabric in them are on a shelf that has a dark curtain covering the front and sides...
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:30 PM
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Thanks for the info...I just got back from putting my small stash of fabric in the closet and closing the door!!!!
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:33 PM
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What a shame. Fabric is too expensive to have fade this way. I thought manufacturers would have cracked this problem by now. After all, greens used to fade in the 19th century, and they have had a bit of time to get it right since then.
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:35 PM
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I think I'll be moving my little stash to behind a curtain or into the deadend hallway! I hadn't given it any thought and I've been keeping the blind open in the room since I have to climb over the bed to close it. :roll:
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:36 PM
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Most of mine isn't in clear totes and what is I put in the hall. It never gets any sunlight. It's always dark and spooky.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:12 PM
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I have always worried about fading, so I do not open the blinds in my sewing room. It is a little darker than the rest of the house, but I like it like that any way.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:25 PM
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I guess I had never thought about fading... Thanks for the heads up :oops:
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:40 PM
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Good to know, thanks.
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