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Thread: Need advice, please

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    Have the turning twenty done, and quite please with my FMQ! I need advice on how to store it til I give it away for a wedding gift. I hung it up on a plastic hanger in the closet for now! I am terrified that it will get dirty or something. So how do I:
    1. Store it ?
    2. Give care of directions?
    3. Wrap it up as a gift?

    Any suggestions welcome!
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    A lot of board members make pillowcases for quilts. It would also be a cute way to "wrap" it. Plus the pillowcase protects it.
    You could enclose a note on care instructions.
    It's so pretty!!!

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    I love the pillowcase idea you can make 2 they are really easy and one can be the wrapping!! Great idea from Susan!!

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    Jade, that's even better!! Make 2 pillowcases!!!!!!!!!! :D:D

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    Very pretty, When's the wedding?

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    Wedding in 3 weeks and I like the pillowcase idea. Won't hurt to fold it several times I guess?

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    Pillowcase.

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    Susan, I love the pillow case wrapping idea. No more buying large bags or boxes and wrapping paper. Thanks a million.

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    Love the pillowcase idea and for a baby quilt I'll make a small bag with the baby's name that can be used later.

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    I've seen suggestions that when folding your quilts for storage to use tissue paper between the folds to protect the folded pieces from abusing each side. Does that sound like too much? Don't know.

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    It won't hurt your quilt to fold it when you are packaging it to give it away. It is a quilt. They are meant to be folded, drug around, wadded up, made into forts, etc. The only time you really have to worry about folding and such is if you are putting it away for ages. If you plan to store it for months you want to avoid wooden shelves and such.

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    deedum..the care instructions should have been on the batting package. Did you keep the package by any chance? You might make a copy of the care instructions or just cut that section off of the package and ad it in with the quilt. I am guessing the quilt is cotton fabrics. so the care would depend on the batting mainly. If it's a cotton batting it will shrink. You might mention that because if she washes it she might think she did something wrong when it draws up or shrinks. It's a very pretty quilt I am sure the newlyweds will treasure it. I too like the pillow case idea. Thanks for sharing. crafty_linda_b

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    Pillowcase is a good idea or a drawstring bag (bit like the one's sleeping bags come in) do it in cotton and you could even print the care instructions on to a piece of fabric and sew in on the bag/pillowcase. Oh and the quilt is beautiful too!

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    Thanks everyone, I did keep the batting package. Gee, I never thought to read the package on that. Certainly will now. I will make sure too put a nifty little note in on how to care for the quilt. Thanks to everyone for the kindness. Made an nice little pillow case now with a drawstring! I will be glad to deliver it!

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