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Thread: What to do with finished quilt tops until ready to quilt them?

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    What to do with finished quilt tops until you're ready to quilt them?

    I was wondering how everyone stores them?

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    I just did a search and found this cool idea?

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/techni...ions_ss15.html

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    Fold them and put them in a wicker laundry basket.

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    I hang mine folded on a coat hanger

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    I like the hanger trick. I guess it's probably best to use a plastic hanger though.

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    If I can fit it in the closet, I hang it. If not, it goes under the bed in a storage bag. I would like to purchase some comforter hangers. They are heavy duty and open on the side, so they'd be easy to put the quilt on, especially if I've already sandwiched it.

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    Several of mine are sitting in plastic boxes along with the other fabric. I need some backing. Tops done. Lots of batting. Have to wait for tax money, and so they sit in boxes, or the cedar chest.

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    Some are hanging over the banister (with a towel to keep kitty paws off) and others are folded away in the cabinet.

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    I have purchased one of the wood folding drying racks for clothes. I fold them gently and hang them on the rack, that way they do not get wrinkled. If it is going to be a while before they get quilted, I will fold a towel into them so there are no hard folds which can wrinkle.

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    I put mine in the 1 1/2 gal Zip Lock bag.

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    I hang mine on a hanger with the cardboard insert from a paper towel on the hanger.

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    I have a shelf dedicated to "need to be quilted" quilts. I also store things in my big suitcases (I've quit using them for traveling--too big and too heavy) but they work well to store quilts in. I also have storage bags under the bed.

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    My husband built a quilt rack for my unfinished quilts. It is A-shaped, similar to a step ladder and is about 6 feet tall and 36 inches wide, with dowels for hanging quilt tops waiting to be quilted. It was custom made to fit a particular corner of my sewing room.

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    I always seem to have several that are waiting for the quilting process (not my favorite part of doing a quilt). I have them folded and placed in a very large plastic storage tub from Target.With the lid on it, I dont have the problem of my " critters" trying to take a nap on top of them.

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    I stack them up until I can quilt them. Seems like I always have a big stack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patty48
    I hang mine on a hanger with the cardboard insert from a paper towel on the hanger.
    I like this idea!

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    Usually just folded up on the shelf, but I'm going to go for hanging them instead from now on. Really like the idea... less ironing! :?

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    During the holidays I organized my Mother's quilt closet. She had 41 quilt tops. We indexed them and stored them in pillow cases. Some had the backing purchased so we put that with the top. She just purchased a long arm quilting machine, so hopefully the quilting will go faster as the floor frame went under the bed to make room for it.

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    Mine hang over the bannister. My kids have learned NOT to trail their hands through them as they go upstairs - some are pin basted already - it's a good deterrent! :mrgreen:

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    I hang mine on a hanger with the binding. I put the binding in a zip-top bag and put a hole in it and hang it on the hanger. That way I'm not searching for binding.

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    goodness, i have them laying on the guestbed. i must move them before we have company. i dont' like to wrinkle them but wish i had more storage room that than for them.

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    I hang them in the closet on the hangers you get pants on. Just 2 clips hold them, no wrinkles from folding over a hanger. I can see them at a glance to know what's waiting.

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    I use a large quilt hanger, formerly called a treadmill. Much better use, I think. There are about 8 of them hanging there at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I use a large quilt hanger, formerly called a treadmill. Much better use, I think. There are about 8 of them hanging there at the moment.
    Ha ha! I remember you showed a pic of that a while back Gayle! I agree, MUCH better use for it! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I use a large quilt hanger, formerly called a treadmill. Much better use, I think. There are about 8 of them hanging there at the moment.
    Ha ha! I remember you showed a pic of that a while back Gayle! I agree, MUCH better use for it! ;-)
    Except I really need to use it and lose some weight!! I can't right now cause I am having a lot of knee pain. I have just been waiting for my shoulder to get better before going in. I have an appointment to get the ball rolling next week. I kept thinking "one body part at a time" but I can't wait much longer, I need to be able to walk!!!

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