My post on Tuesday generated a lot of attention, comments and confusion (both on the blog and via email traffic behind the scenes). So, I thought I would try to clear up any confusion–based on a conversation I’ve had with the showroom I use who carries this line. Although, I must admit it is fairly simple/straight forward.
The China Seas, Quadrille, and Alan Campbell outdoor fabric collection is printed with acrylic paint on white Sunbrella ground. Period. Quadrille does not imply or warrant that Sunbrella warranties are valid on their fabrics. The sun and water are powerful elements, so covering the furniture while not in use (and bringing them in during off seasons) would seem to be a logical plan of attack. Truthfully, I already do this with my Sunbrella outdoor furniture cushions regardless of what the official claims/warranties are.
If you are looking for marine or awning durability with explicit warranties, this may not be your product (and at the price point, I doubt it would be anyways). If you want to clean with bleach or harsh agents, do so at your own risk (I wouldn’t–but I don’t with my current Sunbrella cushions either).
However, this is a great stylish option for an outdoor deck or patio, or even for use indoors where extra durability is sought (e.g. a heavily used family room, etc.)
So, there you have it. And, if you are ever in doubt, I’d suggest ordering a sample and testing the product for yourself. As for me, I am still dreaming of how to use these fabulous fabrics in my new outdoor space. (Once we find a house and relocate, of course). Any questions, feel free to email me or comment on this post.
Do you love Quadrille fabric (including Alan Campbell and China Seas)? Did you know that many of the Quadrille, Alan Campbell and China Seas prints can be printed on Sunbrella fabric suitable for outdoor use?
Imagine this China Seas Birds II print in use in an outdoor setting….
To view the full line of Quadrille, China Seas and Alan Campbell fabrics visit here. For pricing and samples, please contact me. My prices are generally lower than the discount fabric stores available through the web.