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Old 05-28-2013, 04:20 PM
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How are people storing their finished quilts that they might not be selling or giving away right away? I saw something somewhere that showed them being rolled up on a covered pool noodle! I have them folded in giant Ziploc for now. Is folding them okay?
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:28 PM
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Storing in sealed plastic can damage a quilt if moisture is sealed with it. Folding isn't bad if you take it out regularly and fold it in another direction. I store mine with all my other bed linen. Used to re-use the bags I got when I bought bed spreads or mattress pads - but didn't like the smell. Some people make a "pillow case" to store it in with a bit of the fabric on the edge so they know which quilt is inside.
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I would reforl on different lines occasionally. Use only acid free paper. Hugs
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:33 PM
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Many of my quilts I hang on a quilt rack - I rotate the quilts on my bed every 3 -4 months. Nothing else stays around long enough for me to worry about storing them!
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:49 PM
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I use the few I've kept regularly, the rest have all been gifted. My mom, on the other hand, does store hers. I know http://www.keepsakequilting.com/default.aspx has boxes for sale, but kind of pricey. You could just wrap in acid free paper and crumple a few pieces to put into the folds so they're more rounded?
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there must be something in the air. This is the third post today on this topic. Here's the other two:

http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t222447.html

http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...t-t222416.html
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:03 PM
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I store mine in clean cotton pillow cases. I re-fold occasionally.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:27 PM
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It guess it pays to read the posts first before asking a question......
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Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
there must be something in the air. This is the third post today on this topic. ...
Probably has something to do with spring cleaning.
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