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Thread: Puttin Quilts in Space Bags

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    Senior Member Opal Jane's Avatar
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    Puttin Quilts in Space Bags

    Has anyone stored their quilts in a space bag? If so did you experience any problems (permanent wrinkles or creases)? HSN is having a really good today's special and I am thinking about buying it to store my quilts. If not my quilts.....then all my batting and fabric.

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    I wouldn't store my quilts in those. It would scrunch them too much. You could store the batting in them tho.

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    I have not had ANY luck with the space bags...they leak. Some people have very good luck though, but imho they are not worth the money.
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    I haven't stored quilts in the Space Bags, but they are great for batting. I have used them for fabric in the past, but it found that once I put all the bags in a bin, it was very heavy. It was kind of a pain when you wanted to fish thru the fabric to find that one you are looking for.

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    Space bags don't work for me .... My cuz luv luv them ...

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    I think that fabric stored in a space bag would come out with lots of wrinkles. I don't think they're recommended for quilts for the same reason that plastic bags or containers aren't recommended. Natural fibers need to breathe.

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    I tried them and found they didn't keep shut tightly and therefore weren't safe. This was for clothes and not for quilts. Would never use with my quilts.
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    Please don't store your quilts in plastic bags. Moisture builds up inside of plastic. Fabrics need to breathe. Use pillowcases or spead on a guest bed in layers if you have the room. If you make bags out of muslin you can make them any size you want to store your quilts in. Just my opinion.
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    I was thinking of using one to ship a quilt. Thought maybe I could shrink it down to a smaller size so I could take advantage of priority shipping in a smaller package. What do you think? Since it's only short term I thought the wrinkles might not set in too badly. Be interested in any opinions.

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    Using plastic bags to shrink a quilt to manageable size for shipping should be OK. I would send storing instructions with the quilt you are shipping to remind them not to leave the quilt in the plastic.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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