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storing wedding quilts for my grandchildren...22 kiddos from 21 to 1yr!

storing wedding quilts for my grandchildren...22 kiddos from 21 to 1yr!

Old 11-13-2014, 07:05 AM
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Default storing wedding quilts for my grandchildren...22 kiddos from 21 to 1yr!

What is the best method for long term storage. I have quilted and bound 8 so far with 10 tops finished. I have wrapped them in towels and put them in large plastic containers. I appreciate your advice, thanks
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:14 AM
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For long term storage I got a 4 inch wide empty variety roll from a store. I made a sleeve for the roll out of a white sheet. I put a king size sheet on the floor and layered several quilts on top of it. I rolled all the quilts at once onto the roll and secured the sheet ends with large elastics kind of like a giant tootsie roll. I stand the roll up in the spare room on the roll end.
You can also just layer your quilts up on a spare bed and cover with a sheet.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:28 AM
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What a wonderful grandma you are!!!
Tartan has provided a great solution. For storage that long, you need to roll them or keep them flat. For rolling, you can also use a length of PVC pipe from the hardware store. The quilts should not be in direct contact with wood, plastic or cardboard, so if you do roll them, you need to cover the tube first. Plastic containers are NOT a good idea at all, the quilts need to breathe and the plastic can trap moisture and ruin them. If either of these methods don't work, then you need to fold them on the bias to minimize permanent creases and store them in a pillowcase on a shelf out of sunlight. No plastic tubs! They need to be taken out & refolded at least once a year. There are several methods you can find on line for diagonal folding, here is one:
http://appliqueandpatches.blogspot.c...t-folding.html
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:06 AM
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Auto correct was wrong again! I got an empty 4 inch wide CARPET roll from a store. They come 12 feet long so bring a friend to help load it in a long vehicle or plan on walking home with your friend. I cut mine down to about 8 feet with a hack saw.

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Thanks! I'm thinking that if I pile them all on a bed, I'll put a pea at the bottom and see if a princess comes along....
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I HOPE they all get married. My brother and I never married. No great grand kids for my Dad's father.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:00 AM
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A bridal shop will have the acid free boxes with tissue to store wedding dresses. I would fold it on the bias so there won't be any fold lines.
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How wonderful!! My gran gave me a quilt when my DH & I moved out together; it's too small for our current bed but we use it anyway because I love it so much and it's sooo cozy. Grandma quilts are the best! Your grandkids are all very lucky.
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What a thoughtful Grandma you are! It will mean so much to them to have a quilt you made for them. I have made a quilt for all my kids and grandkids. I am finishing the last one now.
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