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Old 05-23-2015, 10:54 AM
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How do you store your quilts? I don't have a spare bed to put them on, so I am open to suggestions, ideas, whatever.
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:45 PM
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I roll my quilts on cardboard tubes (you can find them in fabric stores or longer tubes in carpet stores). I cover first the tube with a cotton sheet then roll a few quilts then wrap everything in another sheet.
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And here are pictures.
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Old 05-23-2015, 02:02 PM
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I attended a lecture by a serious collector of vintage quilts, with some very expensive quilts in her collection. She wraps the quilts around wide PVC and then wraps in fabric, like Geta. Her husband built a very tall closet that they store the quilts in, standing up on end.
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I hang them in a closet. Fold enough to fit on those large plastic hangers, then cover with a garbage bag, hang it, tie the bottom of the garbage bag loosely, this way it still gets air, but is protected from dust, etc. This is also a good tip for moving, you can take about 10-15 hangers with clothes on them, tie wrap the hangers together, cover whole thing with garbage bag, tie top of bag around top of hangers, keeps them together and clean, ready to hang in new closet, take bags off later!
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You can also use pool noodles from the Dollar Store - put a piece of fabric over them, roll on the quilt then cover with more fabric. Leah Day suggested this here http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.c...ur-quilts.html
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After reading Leah Day's blog posted above, I can see where slipping a dowel rod down into the pool noodle to prevent the amount of bending-in-the-middle that's inherent in these cool tools.

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