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Thread: Storing/Displaying Quilts

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    Junior Member margaret53's Avatar
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    Storing/Displaying Quilts

    I have some quilts that I have made that I am actually going to keep for myself for now. I am wondering how others display their quilts. . . or do you store them away. Right now I have three hanging on my mother-in-law's quilt rack in my living room, but I am worried about dust and fading. I have a small house so it is hard to find a place to display them. If I store them away then what is the point. Any suggestions?

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    Rotate your display by season or month. If you put three quilts out each month, you could have 36 in your collection. If you need to store them folded, then refold all of them each time you change your display. If you have a spare room, just lay them on the bed.
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    heck i have mine on the back of chairs. i have some hanging on the back of my couch. then
    i am using some of them that are just laying on the seat of chairs so a guy can cover up
    with when sitting around. starting to get cooler up here in the north and i dont
    want to put heat on yet.

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    I have one on each bed because if you make them, you should use them. One on the back of the couch for napping. Several wallhangings on the walls. One for my front door with seasonal inserts. I put my seasonal ones in storage. I have a cardboard carpet roll that I covered with fabric to roll up my extra quilts on. It sits upright in the corner of my closet wrapped in a sheet.

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    i keep most of mine out... back of couch, chair, on the guest bed. a couple are on the wall... one on a wall rack.
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    I like the idea of the carboard carpet roll for storing extra bed quilts....thanks........now to find one.....

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    I have many folded on top of armoires. I have a few on a quilt rack and keep one over the back of my sofa which I change out every few month. Plus have one folded at foot of our beds.
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    Ditto what others have said. I also have an old ladder and I have six quilts arranged on it which stands in my living room. They all get rotated all around my home.

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    Mine are hanging on the walls, 2 on each bed, on the back of the couch. I even have one draped over the side door of my Hoosier cabinet.

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    I have them displayed as others have mentioned, but my favorite is seeing them folded and in a pile on a stool, a low bench, a side table, the top of a bureau drawer or anyplace where I can see a stack of colorful quilts. Wherever I place them I change them around frequently.

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    Mine are layered on the guest bed flat. When the bed gets so high that I cannot sit on it, I will have to find another storage solution.

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    Leah Day posted a great idea recently about how she stores quilts - particularly wall hangings. She takes a pool noodle (long styrofoam floatie thing for in a pool). She makes a fabric sleeve to cover it. Then rolls the quilt around the noodle, right side out from top to bottom. Then she makes a second fabric sleeve to fit over the whole thing. Store flat. She also uses that for shipping quilts. The reason for rolling them right side out from top to bottom is so that they'll hang straight and the bottom won't curl away from the wall.
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    Thank you all for your answers and ideas.

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    I have an old fashioned Ottoman at the bottom of my bed and they get displayed there, until I need to use them and as I use them a lot, so they get rotated. Then I have a Victorian style towel rail in my hall where I display a couple of special ones the rest are in use on my couch, chair, table and of course Muffin's bed

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