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Luvsquilting

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PostSubject: Sunlight and quilts   Sunlight and quilts EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 3:10 pm

I know that direct sunlight really fades and destroys quilt fabrics. What about light, but not DIRECT sunlight?

I have a sunny porch, but am thinking of a quilt ladder for display. The area I would put the ladder gets no direct sunlight, but the porch is bright. Any thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Sunlight and quilts   Sunlight and quilts EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 4:06 pm

I know that my fabric doesnt get any direct sunlight but just bright daily light will still fade it. When I moved I discovered a lot of my fabric has faded patches where the section showed so be careful

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PostSubject: Re: Sunlight and quilts   Sunlight and quilts EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 5:28 pm

Okay....Note to Self: No ladder display in porch.

I have other areas that I can display that don't get much light.
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PostSubject: Re: Sunlight and quilts   Sunlight and quilts EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 7:12 pm

I wouldnt risk it myself Joann, the fabric I can cut around faded stripe but Id hate to see quilts have that happen

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PostSubject: Re: Sunlight and quilts   Sunlight and quilts EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 7:14 pm

Right, better not to.
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PostSubject: Re: Sunlight and quilts   Sunlight and quilts EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 8:58 pm

I've had the backs of curtians fade terribly in my sunny window...even outside in the shade...there is bug infestation that might be of concern.
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PostSubject: Re: Sunlight and quilts   Sunlight and quilts EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 9:05 pm

I don't have to worry about bugs. It's a 4 season porch and we don't have any more insects than in our actual house.

It's bright, though. There's a corner that doesn't get direct sunlight, but I think it's too bright. I think Helen is right and the light will fade the fabric, even though not directly shining on the fabric.
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PostSubject: Re: Sunlight and quilts   Sunlight and quilts EmptyTue Jan 19, 2010 8:51 am

I thought it was the UV rays that faded things? If Gimpy had fabrics fade that weren't in direct sun though, I'd sure think twice about displaying quilts there?
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PostSubject: Re: Sunlight and quilts   Sunlight and quilts EmptyTue Jan 19, 2010 9:11 am

I wasn't sure, but we spend too much time on our quilts to ruin them just by displaying them. Now it this are roughed up by a child dragging them around, that's acceptable. When use is tough on them, that is GREAT!
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PostSubject: Re: Sunlight and quilts   Sunlight and quilts EmptyThu Jan 21, 2010 3:40 pm

My bathroom window gets no direct sunlight at all and when i took down the curtains to wash them, there was fade lines where the folds were. So i guess it does not have to be direct.

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