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Thread: How do you store your quilts?

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    Senior Member MoanaWahine's Avatar
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    Question How do you store your quilts?

    Not that I have many quilts that need storage yet (mine area being used all the time ), but I am wondering how you store your quilts from season to season or for any other reason.

    I happen to come across an idea on the internet that uses a swimming noddle to roll the quilts around. What are your thoughts about that idea?

    Thanks for your responses.
    Julie

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    i put mine in pillow cases & they live on the shelves of the linen closet with other bedding.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    Mine are all on the bed in the extra bedroom, with the curtains closed.
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    I keep mine in pillow cases too. They can breathe in them I was told by my MIL. years ago. I loved her.

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    Put them away??How do you have quilts to put up?? It seems I can't make them fast enough for the people that want one!! I am actually hoping I can keep the one I am making right now..I have a Walmart quilt on my bed!! (shame) If I ever get some for myself tho, I will keep your suggestions in mind!!

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    I keep them in pillow cases. I also have some on the beds. I sleep under one every night and have a few on quilt racks....did I mention I love quilts?
    Vicki W

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    The noodle thing is a good idea. Just remember to cover the noodle so the quilts don't come in contact with the noodle. They may get discolored if they touch over a long time. I have some of mine layered on my guest room bed with a bedspread on top of them to keep dust and light off them. I change them out every once in awhile so I can enjoy them. Others I keep on cardboard tubes.

    I visit the local upholstery shops and ask them for their empty fabric tubes. I use a sheet rolled onto the tube a few rolls and then lay the quilt on the remaining sheet and roll the two up together. The sheet rolls around the quilt on the outside a few times and is totaly protected by the sheet. I slide them under the bed to store.
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    I fold mine longways and put them on pant hangers in the closet. It they are too big for that, I use pillow cases and put them on the shelf with my sheets and towels.
    Beth in Maryland

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    If you fold them there is a triangle way to do it but can't remember how exactly. I'm sure someone will have the answer. Store in cotton and remove and refold often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    Put them away??How do you have quilts to put up?? It seems I can't make them fast enough for the people that want one!! I am actually hoping I can keep the one I am making right now..I have a Walmart quilt on my bed!! (shame) If I ever get some for myself tho, I will keep your suggestions in mind!!
    I can so relate to that! I even went ahead and made new curtains for my room to go with the quilt that's been in the works for a couple of years. They don't match the worn out store bought quilt on my bed. I was hoping it would annoy me enough to hurry up and finish mine...I have to keep putting it aside to make gifts.

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    I try to hang different ones for different seasons. The rest I store in pillowcases.

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    It's funny you should mention 'triangle' folding. I often fold my quilts as one would fold the American flag - just to change it around every few months. They stack nicely on edge in my linen closet and I love the look of them sitting pretty 'all in a row'!
    Quote Originally Posted by mucky View Post
    If you fold them there is a triangle way to do it but can't remember how exactly. I'm sure someone will have the answer. Store in cotton and remove and refold often.

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