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    Once your quilt is blocked

    OK, I got brave and entered one of my wallhangings in a local fair. I am ready to block it (mostly to remove the fold bends). Once it is blocked how do I store it until I deliver it to the fair? I don't want to fold it again. Should I roll it? It is too big to keep it flat to deliver it.
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    If you have a place to roll it and lay it ... that would work.

    If not, you can fold it with pillows. Lay quilt down - lay pillow down - fold quilt over pillow. Even rolled up towels would work. Or rolled and folded batting. Anything 5" or more to keep a crease from forming.
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    Thanks Sue. Never blocked one before, but I do want this one to look good.
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    Duh, I just looked over at my cedar chest with a body pillow on it. It is nearly the width of the wallhanging. Guess it would be perfect.
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    When you said body pillow, I imagined a body wrapped in a quilt. Be a nasty surprise for the judges

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    When you said body pillow, I imagined a body wrapped in a quilt. Be a nasty surprise for the judges
    Thanks for the chuckle tesspug.
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    A pool noodle makes a nice light tube for rolling your work on. You can secure your work with pins into the noodle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    A pool noodle makes a nice light tube for rolling your work on. You can secure your work with pins into the noodle.
    Must be time for me to take a nap...I looked at your post and swore I thought I saw "A poodle makes a nice...." LOL!
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    If you have a spare bedroom, you can lay it on the bed with a sheet over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie View Post
    OK, I got brave and entered one of my wallhangings in a local fair. I am ready to block it (mostly to remove the fold bends). Once it is blocked how do I store it until I deliver it to the fair? I don't want to fold it again. Should I roll it? It is too big to keep it flat to deliver it.
    Good for you for entering!

    You've gotten some good suggestions, but I can add one thing - if you make the folds on the bias, they won't crease as much. You can stuff the folds with tissue if you want.

    Good luck!

    Janet

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    If you have a spare bedroom, you can lay it on the bed with a sheet over it.
    Oh that would be great if I had a spare bedroom or even a spare room, then I could get a longarm....grin.
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