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Thread: Storing Completed Quilts

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    All the quilts that I have made (and the few that I have kept) are "to be used" style and since we are headed into spring and summer, I am trying to figure out the best way to store them. We won't need them again till fall/winter but I don't want them to get damaged between now and then. Any suggestions?

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    Super Member Tinabodina's Avatar
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    I store mine on a pants hanger and cover them with muslin and hand them in the closet. The muslin keeps them clean from dust and allows the fabric to breath. No plastic cover!

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    On a bed in a spare bedroom under the spread/comfortor.

    I use the heavy rolled cardboard hangers the custom drapery makers use & hang quilts in closet & cover with an old sheet.

    Do not use cedar chests - they eat the fabric were touching the wood.

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    Super Member suezquilts's Avatar
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    I use batting cardboard rolls. This works great and a I have a stand that I put them on. they actually look great all rolled up.
    I store my smaller ones in a closet on a shelf.
    Never in plastic, wrap an old sheet around the quilt to keep any dust off. I usually don't wratp them if I use them a couple times a year.
    Enjoy!

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    Super Member patchsamkim's Avatar
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    On a bed layered is probably the best way.
    If you can't do that, I would lay a sheet or something
    on a shelf in a closet, and then fold the quilts with the outside
    out, and stack on the shelf.
    Rolling is also a good idea if you can find something
    to roll them around.

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    Super Member Shelbie's Avatar
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    I store all mine in matching pillowcases in my linen closet. Just glancing at the pillowcase let's me know what quilt is in there without shaking it out.

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    Super Member mpspeedy's Avatar
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    Rolling them puts the least stress on the fabric. Makes sure any storage container is either cotton or acid free. I don't consider any of mine masterpieces so they are for the most part rolled and stuffed in cotton pillowcases when they are not being used.

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    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    I fold them and put in a pillow case... But every two months I refold , as to avoid a permanent crease.

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