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Thread: Quilt Storage Idea

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    Just a thought. You could paint the entire box with a coat or two of polyurethane. That would protect your fabric from the wood. They make a non-oil based poly that dries quickly and easy clean up. I'd use a throw away brush and make a quick job of it.

    I like what you've done with the boxes.
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    Great way to use those boxes! They look nice on the wall.

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    Cute Ideal..
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    Thanks everyone for the kind comments. A few folks seem to be concerned about the quilts touching the wood. I put plastic sheeting on all sides and the back. Basically I made a plastic bag of a flat plastic sheet then tacked the bag in to the boxes. Because I was a little nervous about the fabric touching the plastic, I then did the same thing with muslin. The plastic and muslin do not show in the photos because I took them before putting the plastic and muslin into the boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patti01 View Post
    A friend and I took her crazy quilt to Hallye Bone to have it appraised. The friend told her she stores the quilt in a cedar chest. Hallye told her to be sure it was covered with something or in a pillow case and not touching the wood. I'm not sure if she meant the actual wood or the wood finish can be damaging. Might be worth checking in to. Very cute idea though........
    I had a bad experience of storing crocheted items in a cedar chest. Years later, I removed them and saw that there were dark brown stains on areas that were touching the actual cedar wood. Haven't been able to remove the stains.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    Great idea and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Your storage areas look great.

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    they look great. i'd just be worried that the wood might discolor the quilts
    Nancy in western NY

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    great display

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    They look great, I have done the same thing, saved boxes, I just used one today in my room and the others I plan on using too to put jars of buttons in on top of a shelf. I also use glass jars for buttons and old coffee cans to hold misc. stuff in a shelf. I like old stuff too.
    Sewbeadit
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