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Old 06-07-2012, 12:39 PM
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Is it ok to store quilts in those "space bags" that removes all the air out of the bag and shrink everything down?
I have been told that you should throw in one of those dryer sheet to keep things smelling sweet, is that ok or could it do more damage than good?
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:24 PM
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I'm not sure the answer to your questions ( someone on this board will). I just wanted to say how lucky you were to have enough quilts to worry about storage.
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i have some to put away now that its pretty hot these days... I bought some space bags and was going to do the same thing.. Downy fab sheet to keep the pretty clean smell.. Ill be watching this tread.. But i cannot imagine it would do much harm as its only going to be sucky-bagged for a few months anyhow.. It more to keep them smelling pretty and keeping the dust off of them..
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:37 PM
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I'd be afraid a fabric softener sheet would cause a stain, over time. Seems like it'd be safer to just throw the quilt into the dryer with the sheet, on low, for a few minutes, prior to using.
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Most fabric experts will tell you not to store in plastic or vinyl. Fabric needs to breathe. I store mine in pillowcases.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:43 PM
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The softener sheets do contain a bit of oil ... so I would not want it to be on contact for too long with fabric. Pillow cases work well for storage and allows to quilt to breathe.
Just remember to refold your quilts as they can develop permanent creases on the fold line.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:40 PM
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The problem is not the I have alot of quilts. The problem is that I l live in a single wide mobile home. I have very little space. so when the quilts are not being used on the beds I have a storage problem. If I had room I would store them in pillow cases but even that is too bulky. Right now I am decluttering like crazy but it is going to take time as I and my DB were getting close to being hoarders. I have been working on my DB for a few years and now it is "his" idea to decutter., lol. Thanks to all those wonderful tv shows that mentioned hoarding and decluttering. I got him to watch as he was interested in the do it yourself handyman stuff.
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I would not put a dryer sheet in a space bag. The oils in it will absorb into the quilts and discolor the fabric. Being air tight I wouldn't think you would need anything in it to keep 'freshness'.
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I imagine this rule would go for quilts, also. When we had our daughters wedding gown perserved they stored it in a blanket like fabric.....not plastic.....it has to "breathe".
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Originally Posted by Gennynut View Post
Is it ok to store quilts in those "space bags" that removes all the air out of the bag and shrink everything down?
I have been told that you should throw in one of those dryer sheet to keep things smelling sweet, is that ok or could it do more damage than good?
The last $50 worth of space bags that I bought held the air out for maybe 10 minutes. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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