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    Quilt Storage Idea

    I bought these old wooden boxes a couple of years ago with the idea of stacking them to make a side table. That never happened. A few weeks ago I decided to get some use out of them. We hung them on the wall and I put plastic sheeting on the bottom then folded or rolled small quilts to fit inside. One of the boxes holds some of the glass jars that I store notions in. I thought you might like the idea or could use it for your own studios. What do you think....don't they look pretty good?
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    Very attractive display. Thanks for sharing.

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    I just love the rustic look of those boxes. What a wonderful way to display your quilts. Thanks for sharing.
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    They look really good. The quilts aren't going anywhere.

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    Love the boxes. What a creative way to store your quilts.
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    A friend and I took her crazy quilt to Hallye Bone to have it appraised. The friend told her she stores the quilt in a cedar chest. Hallye told her to be sure it was covered with something or in a pillow case and not touching the wood. I'm not sure if she meant the actual wood or the wood finish can be damaging. Might be worth checking in to. Very cute idea though........

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    Very clever and beautiful. I love old boxes, tables, etc., pardon me, Vintage it is!
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    what a great idea..thanks so much for sharing

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    Love it.
    Have 2 old boxes, that will now get used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurdelisquilts.com View Post
    I bought these old wooden boxes a couple of years ago with the idea of stacking them to make a side table. That never happened. A few weeks ago I decided to get some use out of them. We hung them on the wall and I put plastic sheeting on the bottom then folded or rolled small quilts to fit inside. One of the boxes holds some of the glass jars that I store notions in. I thought you might like the idea or could use it for your own studios. What do you think....don't they look pretty good?
    They are great. Thank you for sharing. Love the idea.

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    Great idea and I love the look, but I believe I read somewhere that quilts should not touch bare wood. Might pay to check it out. It would be a shame to damage all those lovely quilts.

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    Now I like the Idea! But I love All things Old fashion have a House Full of such Things. LOL Me included!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie42quilter View Post
    Great idea and I love the look, but I believe I read somewhere that quilts should not touch bare wood. Might pay to check it out. It would be a shame to damage all those lovely quilts.
    That's what the plastic sheet is for. I tacked it in place to protect the fabric on the quilts. If I see that it doesn't work like I think it should, I'll add muslin on top of the plastic.

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    Very unique way to display and store quilts at the same time.

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    Cute boxes. Love the looks for display too.

    Quote Originally Posted by fleurdelisquilts.com View Post
    That's what the plastic sheet is for. I tacked it in place to protect the fabric on the quilts. If I see that it doesn't work like I think it should, I'll add muslin on top of the plastic.
    The fabrics are in contact with all the sides of the boxes, not just the bottom that is protected.

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    awesome display-great idea
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    Love your display! My DH and I love to re-purpose things to. I'm sure some things and ways we have decorated has made some of our friends go "What", but on the other hand we also get alot of "I never would have thought of that. Same goes for our yard.
    Well, I really like your display and I also have several jars and old glass containers around with old sewing stuff. But my absolute favorite is my jars of old wooden spools and my BUTTONS!...
    You done great in my eyes. Just remember it's yours and do what you want to it.
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    Great idea. You may want to line the entire box that has quilts stored. An article I read the other day said wood could leach into fabric causing stains.
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    What a clever idea!! I'm now going to look for old boxes at yard sales, thrift stores, etc. Thanks for sharing your idea!!

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    What beautiful patina on your boxes! Your idea to display the boxes and quilts is, well, thinking out of the box! (Sorry, I do love a good pun.)
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    Just a thought. You could paint the entire box with a coat or two of polyurethane. That would protect your fabric from the wood. They make a non-oil based poly that dries quickly and easy clean up. I'd use a throw away brush and make a quick job of it.

    I like what you've done with the boxes.
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    Great way to use those boxes! They look nice on the wall.

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    Cute Ideal..
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    Thanks everyone for the kind comments. A few folks seem to be concerned about the quilts touching the wood. I put plastic sheeting on all sides and the back. Basically I made a plastic bag of a flat plastic sheet then tacked the bag in to the boxes. Because I was a little nervous about the fabric touching the plastic, I then did the same thing with muslin. The plastic and muslin do not show in the photos because I took them before putting the plastic and muslin into the boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patti01 View Post
    A friend and I took her crazy quilt to Hallye Bone to have it appraised. The friend told her she stores the quilt in a cedar chest. Hallye told her to be sure it was covered with something or in a pillow case and not touching the wood. I'm not sure if she meant the actual wood or the wood finish can be damaging. Might be worth checking in to. Very cute idea though........
    I had a bad experience of storing crocheted items in a cedar chest. Years later, I removed them and saw that there were dark brown stains on areas that were touching the actual cedar wood. Haven't been able to remove the stains.
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