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Thread: what do occasional quilters store their stash in? Clear zipper bags store bought quilts are wrapped in.

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    I was going through my stash for name tag material - need to make a tag since I just joined a quilter's guild.. Where did I look for my fabric, bag after bag I unzipped, dug through, zipped and on and on.. then realizing.. oh boy. I am in trouble..
    Yes I quilt, never a full size quilt, only baby or lap size quilts. These bags that store bought quilts are heavy plastic, sturdy clear to see what all is stored.. my ever present, ever waiting stash for quilts to be made. I made my name tag. Proudly I will wear my tag as I show off my 30 year UFO tonight!
    Sigh, quilters come in all shapes and sizes, there have to be a few that quilt, just a little too.

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    Congratulations on getting your UFO finished! Do you have a picture for us? :D:D:D

    I use them for storage too :wink:

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    I will get one.. the four panel wall hanging was a little stretched from being stored in an oval quilt hoop.. but like my own body. a little stretched too after 30 years ! thanks ! will post after tonight's meeting !
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    Oh I love your humor. I can't wait to see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Oh I love your humor. I can't wait to see them.
    Same here :-D :-D :-D :-D

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    As promised. Pictures of my UFO..My name tag is no longer empty. A pin with little beads for the UFO and the latest Brown Bear Brown Bear Eric Carle baby quilt. PLUS the bonus of a third for my name tag. Whooo hoo ! I am moving right along! wonderful surprise !

    Here is a rather unflattering picture of the 1980 beginner's four panel sampler. All hand done. the back is pretty, all but the last corner. It took a stretch to finish this. off and on. thanks for asking for a picture.
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    First off, I use the xtra large Ziploc bags, to store unfinished quilt tops in, along with their batting, backing and binding. Scraps, depending on their size go in sandwich baggies and labelled. And some go in shoe boxes, depending how much was left over, I put the quilt name, pattern and who it went to on the outside of baggie or box and then I can just grab it when I want it. Second of all, your wallhanging is adorable. Totally done by hand...I have yet to do any handquilting and don't know if I ever will. I am envious of those of you that can.

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    Just lovely! I love it!
    Blessings,
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    [quote=quilterella]First off, I use the xtra large Ziploc bagsquote]

    love the large ziploc bags.. yes ! great idea.. the one with the sports balls on the box. I wash winter things and store in zips.. love them..
    thanks for the compliment too

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    thanks MaryAnna

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    [quote=chairjogger]
    Quote Originally Posted by quilterella
    First off, I use the xtra large Ziploc bagsquote]

    love the large ziploc bags.. yes ! great idea.. the one with the sports balls on the box. I wash winter things and store in zips.. love them..
    thanks for the compliment too
    Just be careful how long you store cotton in plastic. They are not friends; and the fabric is the loser. My fabric is in metal file drawers, and on shelves behind closed doors. No light, no plastic. By the way, congrats on completing a UFO, and even by hand!!

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    oh wow Gran of 6, ok.. did not know that. thanks for the warning!

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    I use those heavy blanket, sheet and quilt bags all the time, don't think I ever toss one out. Ziplocs are in use for many things in sewing. And if I get shoes in a nice sturdy box, save and use those too. I've covered lots of them in fabric so they look nice. My hubby says I''m a box addict!LOL

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    I'm so glad this topic popped up today! Just watched this video on an Eleanor Burns show on PBS and found it on the internet. It's hysterical! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKiiOH5oJfs

    This is the first time I've attempted to paste a link into a message, so I don't know if it worked, but it's a Cathy Miller recording about stashing her stash.

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    Fabric/quilts should never be stored in plastic bags/containers.
    Fabrics need to breath. Finished quilts should be stored in 100% cotton pillowcases or pillow covers.
    Also formaldhyde can build up in plastic storage container.
    Fabric should be stored in bins, or on shelves, and not exposed to direct sunlight.

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    Walmart has some cheap bookcases in different sizes. I use them for my stash. It's easy to see what you have. If they will be stored near a window just use thumbtacks to put a large piece of fabric over everything. Works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katybob
    I'm so glad this topic popped up today! Just watched this video on an Eleanor Burns show on PBS and found it on the internet. It's hysterical! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKiiOH5oJfs

    This is the first time I've attempted to paste a link into a message, so I don't know if it worked, but it's a Cathy Miller recording about stashing her stash.
    It worked. And that is hilarious. I live alone with my dogs and they don't care. But when my Son-in-law helped me vacuum the water out of my basement in my "flood" and moved stuff out of closets into the garage, he said a few profane words. He said next time he has to help me there had better be a lot less stuff to move. That was after cones of yarn fell on his head while moving plastic bins of yarn.

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    I bought the large rectangle cake carries at Walmart and put each UFO in one. They stack great and have handles!

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    my quilt bug friend uses new (never used) pizza cardboard flat boxes for her UFO squares . I am getting so many ideas here and ..learning why not to use plastic.
    thank you all. This was more than I imagined.

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