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Thread: How Do You Store Your Wall Quilts?

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    Senior Member annmarie's Avatar
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    I have a few seasonal wall hangings - different shapes & sizes. Wondering what to do with them when they are not on the wall so they don't get all wrinkled & messed up.

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    I would be happy to store them on my walls for you.
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    LOL!

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    I made a bag to store them. I'll take a picture of it and post tomorrow.

    Basically I lay down one wall hanging, layer a piece of muslin, then repeat.
    I roll them and put them in the bag. They don't get creased on anything. Also I put a strap on the bag so I can hang it on a sturdy hanger and place it in the closet. I think it works well. Some of the ladies in my guild want me to do a workshop on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXIES2
    I would be happy to store them on my walls for you.
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    LMAO :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    LMAO ??? I am still learning this lingo, does it mean what I think it means :oops:

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    Laugh my 'ass' off....I learnt that from Terri!! :roll: :wink: :lol:

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    Thought that was it, something I do often at the many funny postings on this great site.
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    :lol:

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    I wrap them around fragile Christmas decorations and place them in my Christmas boxes. (Rubbermaid totes, of course.) It has worked great for several years.

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    some people store them under the mattress in the spare room.

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    I have a spare bed that no one ever uses (well once in a while) so I just lay them all flat on the bed and cover with a piece of material like muslin so if the sun shines in the window it doesn't fad them .

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    As a fulltime RVer with very limited space, we tend to put things like that under the mattress...along with cutting boards so they won't warp!

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    Wow - I would never have thought of under the mattress. What a good idea - until someone stays overnite!!! Thanks ladies.

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    I roll them with a piece of white cotton and store them on a shelf under my cutting table. Anything larger, I plan on buying some pool tubes (those long skinny foam things you use in the pool) and again roll them with a piece of cotton and store them on the floor in my closet 'cause my bed goes all the way to the floor (drawers under the bed)

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    I too have extra wall space and extra beds for anyones storage needs....the best thing is that I will offer it for free, cause you know thats the kind of person I am!

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    Rolled over a mailing tube and ribbon tied. No wrinkles and the front stays perfect (for that matter the back too when you put a piece of paper over that before you tie it or tape it shut).

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    I like the ideas of rolling in material. I was just about to purchase acid free tissue paper, but like your ideas better.

    One question, bj is the bag you put them in made with fabric? I would be afraid to put them in a plastic bag even if they a rolled in material.

    Please let me know what ya'll think.

    Pam

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    I just helped my Mom organize her closet of sewing and quilts. I took all her wall quilts out of a cedar chest. The wall hanging size I hung from skirt hangers. You can fold them but since there is no weight on them they shouldn't crease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathe
    I wrap them around fragile Christmas decorations and place them in my Christmas boxes. (Rubbermaid totes, of course.) It has worked great for several years.
    good idea.

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    What I do si use hangers from the store that have the close pins right on them put the wall hangings face to face and hang them in a spare closet. if they are large hangings I sometimes put two hangers on them side by side

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    Quote Originally Posted by annmarie
    I have a few seasonal wall hangings - different shapes & sizes. Wondering what to do with them when they are not on the wall so they don't get all wrinkled & messed up.
    I go to Joann's and ask for their empty bolt holders. I bring these home and store my large cuts of fabric and my wall hangings on them and they work perfect for keeping out wrinkles and to keep my quilts from getting any creases in them. Normally the gals at Joann's are thrilled to have me take the empty bolts off their hands since all they do is throw them away. Give it a try and I bet you'll be happy with the results.

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    found this link with lots of information

    http://www.restorequilts.com/html/quilt_storage.html

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