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    Folding a Quilt

    I was once told that to prevent folds you should always fold a quilt on the bias. Does anyone have a tute for this??
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    I have seen some people fold on the bias and put acid free tissue paper in the folds. I just fold my quilts and if I want to prevent a crease, I slip a pool noodle in the fold. For long term storage I have a cardboard carpet tube inside a muslin sleeve that I roll my quilts up on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I have seen some people fold on the bias and put acid free tissue paper in the folds. I just fold my quilts and if I want to prevent a crease, I slip a pool noodle in the fold. For long term storage I have a cardboard carpet tube inside a muslin sleeve that I roll my quilts up on.
    I don't have the room to store a rolled quilt but what a brilliant idea to use a noodle. If my quilt isn't hung on a wall, I fold my quilts but I try to ever so often refold them from 1/2s to 1/3s. But if you have the room, I think rolling would be the best....
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    I just fold mine.
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    A friend of mine folds hers like a flag and rolls. Just depends on how she wants to decorate. She's always switching them out. She is able to put on the bed and/or hang them. The link charming attached is simple and makes sense.

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    I roll mine too... most are on the smaller side and I will roll another one around the first one and so on. Then I lay them on a shelf in a large closet.

    If I fold them I do try and periodically refold them differently.

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    I roll mine, don't have many, put in pillowcases, but switch them out often...
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    All good advice. I need to take better care in care of my quilts, I think. Thank you for the info.

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    Thanks so much for your replies!
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    I have 2 quilts that my grandmother made back in the early 1900s. All hand stitched. For years, my aunt had kept them folded up all willy nilly in the cedar chest. When I inherited them, I was told that they should be refolded every so often to prevent the threads from breaking. Since then (almost 30 years now), I have been careful to pull them out and, if they were not on my bed, refold them every 6 months or so in the opposite direction.

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    I am with "ontheriver", all the quilts I have made are on beds, walls, sofas, RVs.... Makes me wonder if I will have one I can fold and put away. :-)

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