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Thread: Storing Quilts

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    Storing Quilts

    I have several baby quilts that I've made, but don't have plans to give them away just yet. I was wondering how you store your quilts while they are waiting for a home.

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    i roll them on a cardboard tube with fabric around all and stand it up in the closet.
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    this was just posted earlier today

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    If you have a spare bed in the house, one of the best ways of storing quilts is to layer them on a bed and cover with a sheet (to protect from dust). I haven't used them myself, but swim noodles can be good for rolling a quilt. You can cut the noodles to size and stand them on end in a closet.

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    I store unused quilts in a 100 % cotton fabric pillowcase. That way they are dust free and in something that breathes so they won't get moldy.

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    in a matching pillowcase is great. all together. if you don't like folding them, the rolling should work.
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    I lay mine out on a bed. If company comes I have to remove them, but that just gives me another chance to look at them.

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    I store mine in plastic bags or plastic bins. They will outlast me no matter how I store them.
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    A picker told me he has bought old quilts that had been stored under mattresses, hence they were very flat. Hmmm, I would not recommend this. In a pillowcase seems good, need to be kept from direct contact of wood.

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    I use white cotton pillow cases. My granny stored them on a bed and covered them.
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