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    I'm just wondering, where do you quilters store your quilts? I see some of you have antique quilts plus the ones you make. I have the 3 I've done and now am working on another one and just don't know where I'm going to stash it. I can't give them away because the first one was my FIRST one, the second a Christmas quilt for me and the third is the tumbling blocks and want to use it as a summer quilt on our bed. Just give me a few suggestions, please.
    Thanks, Rita

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    Mine are all on my kids beds, my bed and my family members beds.

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    My house is full, beds, over couches and chairs, as well as 4 different quilt racks between several rooms and 2 that hang on the walls. If your cold at my house...it's your own fault.

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    I emptied out my linen closet and store mine in there. I used to use a blanket chest but I have too many now so my sheets and pillowcases are in the blanket chest.

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    There are quilt display cabinets...I also hang a reg curtain rod on an empty wall and use the clip hangers to hang them...easy to rotate and change out.

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    Most of mine are stacked on the guest bed, until a guest comes, and then they're folded and stacked on top of a cedar chest in the guest room. Actually I think they're still there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by katiescraftshop
    If your cold at my house...it's your own fault.
    I love that. :D When I finally get a few made, I'm hoping to have my entire house draped in quilts. :mrgreen:

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    When mine are not on the bed, I store mine in the plastic zip bags that comforters come out of when you buy them from the store.

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    linen closet, coat closet, on the beds on quilt racks, hanging over windows, hanging on the walls, in a big trunk in the living room, ...in the trunk of the car, in the back seat of the car, in the garage, and in stacks in the sewing room closet...i think if you entered my home and opened most any door...you would probably find a quilt or two...except in the kitchen cupboards...but then again, i've made quilted placemats and plenty of table toppers, so i guess they are in the kitchen too :thumbup:

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    I've got them on beds and hanging over chairs.

    My friend has hers folded neatly on the shelves of a hutch with glass doors.

    Another friend's husband passed, she got rid of the guns, and now she uses the gun case for quilt storage. The glass door allows them to be viewed easily.

    I have heard that you shouldn't store them in a cedar chest. Over time the cedar will cause color damage.

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    I have a big cupboard in the upstairs sewing room, some of them are there, rest are on couch, chair, beds, walls. Here a quilt, there a quilt, everywhere a quilt. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnMarie
    I've got them on beds and hanging over chairs.

    My friend has hers folded neatly on the shelves of a hutch with glass doors.

    Another friend's husband passed, she got rid of the guns, and now she uses the gun case for quilt storage. The glass door allows them to be viewed easily.

    I have heard that you shouldn't store them in a cedar chest. Over time the cedar will cause color damage.
    And I've heard you should not store them in plastic bags as the fabrics need to "breathe". They should be rolled or folded with acid free paper and stored out of the sun. Or can roll or fold with a clean old sheet inbetween. And if folded, should periodically be refolded in a different direction to avoid creases and wear at the folds. Info from the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Ne.

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    I have my quilts in various places. One small one is on a wall. Will be making more for other walls later on. The bed quilts that aren't in use are in a barrister's bookcase in my living room. I even put my finished tops with the backing rolled in them in that bookcase. It is colorful and attractive. I put my FW on top of the bookcase. Anyone who enters my home should know right away i am a quilter.!

    Wanted to buy a really nice barrister bookcase at an estate sale but instead of holding it for me they sold it to a dealer. Bummer, that. So I did what I could afford: ordered online from Office Depot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Most of mine are stacked on the guest bed, until a guest comes, and then they're folded and stacked on top of a cedar chest in the guest room. Actually I think they're still there...
    I know someone else who does this too! Prevents the quilt from creasing from being folded. Great idea.

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    Our bed, the back of the sofa, over a chair, hanging on the walls. I would love a quilt rack, or quilt cabinet to store them in.

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    I have some folded and stored on bookshelves..Some are hanging on walls and some on beds...I keep them out so they can be seen and used..I also keep throw quilts on a rack so when its cold we can cover up while watching tv or reading...

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    I buy those plasitc zippered bags and store them in those. I just stack them in my closet. But, of course I have them on my beds to. I just keep stacking.

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    I have an older wardrobe in the sewing room and I have been hanging the wall type ones in there, the Christams one is in with the Christmas decorations and the last one is under our bed in an open plastic tote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritacarl
    I'm just wondering, where do you quilters store your quilts? I see some of you have antique quilts plus the ones you make. I have the 3 I've done and now am working on another one and just don't know where I'm going to stash it. I can't give them away because the first one was my FIRST one, the second a Christmas quilt for me and the third is the tumbling blocks and want to use it as a summer quilt on our bed. Just give me a few suggestions, please.
    Thanks, Rita
    how about using one on your kitchen and/or dining room table - not a runner but a full hang down table cloth.

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    I quilt just for fun and have all I need. Now I'm concentrating on making quilts for kids. There are organizations who will see that they reach hospitalized children who are really love getting a beautiful 'blanky' they can take home with them. It doesn't have to be for kids, even a teenager will appreciate the kindness of being given their own quilt. My grandson sure used his alot!


    Letty, in Kerrville, TX

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    I have heard the same on the storage of plastic bags to use a cedar chest line it with tissue paper.. My great grandma always said, ALL should be displayed and used just remember to rotate

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    I bought an antique 9 foot ladder that I have leaning on a wall in my living room and have the quilts on the steps. Also have quilt racks in some of my other rooms. I also use them on my table and coffee/end tables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramquilter2
    I bought an antique 9 foot ladder that I have leaning on a wall in my living room and have the quilts on the steps. Also have quilt racks in some of my other rooms. I also use them on my table and coffee/end tables.
    Love this idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnMarie
    I've got them on beds and hanging over chairs.

    My friend has hers folded neatly on the shelves of a hutch with glass doors.

    Another friend's husband passed, she got rid of the guns, and now she uses the gun case for quilt storage. The glass door allows them to be viewed easily.

    I have heard that you shouldn't store them in a cedar chest. Over time the cedar will cause color damage.
    I've heard you shouldn't store them in ANY wooden box unless it's been painted or protected with some other fabric and never store in plastic bags.

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    Only have 1. Keep giving them away!

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