The Quilter's Last Resort
The Quilter's Last Resort

The LAST place you'll have to find when looking for quilting companions.
 
HomeHome  Quilters ResortQuilters Resort  RegisterRegister  Log in  



Wishing you all a Happy and Peaceful Holiday Season


Share | 
 

 Storing Quilts and Wallhangings by golo

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Admin
Admin


Number of posts : 297
Registration date : 2008-09-02

PostSubject: Storing Quilts and Wallhangings by golo   Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:57 am

Title: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: golo on December 29, 2007, 11:27:34 AM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How does everyone store their quilts and wallhangings when not in use?

I roll my wallhangings and have some round container to put them in, but after awhile the containers pile up....does anyone have any good suggestions??? I don't like to fold them...I suppose hanging them in a closet or some such place might work...if I had a closet to hang them in...?? :santa_undecided:


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: BearFoot on December 29, 2007, 12:39:59 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quote from: golo on December 29, 2007, 11:27:34 AM
I roll my wallhangings and have some round container to put them in, but after awhile the containers pile up....does anyone have any good suggestions???
Send them to me...I'll store them for you! :santa_grin: :santa_tongue:


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: golo on December 29, 2007, 03:33:50 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You got me on that BF.... :santa_grin: :santa_grin: :santa_grin: :santa_grin:


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: quiltermarynel on December 29, 2007, 07:00:36 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Alternately, you could give them away. My local senior center and senior housing always willling to accept wall hangings for fund raisers. Bed quilts go to other charities. I never have to worry about storing quilts.

Of course, I don't have any space in this trailer for them anyway.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: Pawstoquilt on December 29, 2007, 08:38:59 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I have more Thanksgiving and Christmas wall hangings and table centerpieces than anything elso. I store them between the mattress and box springs in the extra bedroom. They lay nice and flat there and free from dust. Believe me--there are few places in my house that are
"free of dust".


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: golo on December 29, 2007, 09:20:18 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Finally, someone with a good idea... Thanks Paws... I have 32 beds here that I could store them under... :santa_cheesy:


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: quiltermarynel on December 29, 2007, 11:41:56 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

32? Do you live in a dorm?


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: BearFoot on December 29, 2007, 11:44:31 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quote from: quiltermarynel on December 29, 2007, 11:41:56 PM
32? Do you live in a dorm?

LOL...she has a motel!


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: Litup100 on January 01, 2008, 12:55:22 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Golo, your "beds" remind me of a cabin DH and I rented 3 or 4 years ago. That bed had the most gorgeous quilt. Goldish brown fabric with black outlines of dragon flies was the feature fabric. Blocks were made of that fabric, black corduroy and calico in blacks, browns and golds. It was beautiful. Made me want to snoop in the other cabins. But get this. I didn't even quilt then. admired it though.

Now for my tip on the F & P show a week or so ago, they had a tip: Roll quilts around those spongy water noodles. If you need it wider, use a dowel in the hole in the middle to connect them. It thought that was a good idea.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: missmommy on January 23, 2008, 07:11:29 AM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

First you have to finish them all....seriously, in the past I've rolled them up with archival tissue paper and then stored them in "quilt bags or boxes" which I bought from Keepsake.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on January 23, 2008, 07:38:48 AM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quote from: Litup100 on January 01, 2008, 12:55:22 PM
Now for my tip on the F & P show a week or so ago, they had a tip: Roll quilts around those spongy water noodles. If you need it wider, use a dowel in the hole in the middle to connect them. It thought that was a good idea.

If you use the noodles, I have heard that you need to sew a cover for them. Use muslin or whatever to protect the quilts from the petroleum components of the foam noodles.
Just FYI


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: Pawstoquilt on January 23, 2008, 07:50:56 AM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Good reminder Mary--I have heard that too.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: quilton on February 12, 2008, 10:02:19 AM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I am so angry!!!!! That posting about the noodles from F & P. I posted that on QT when it was alive and well. Those dirty rotten dogs. I should sue. I bet I wasn't given any credit for that! Cancel that subscription.
Anyway, my DH suggested the noodles and this is what I do -- with help!
I take a piece of batting and wrap that around the noodle first. Then I wrap that with muslin tied with muslin strips. Then I wrap the quilt around it with the right side in. Then I secure the quilt with muslin strips that I tie. DO NOT use elastic I was told by a museum curator.
You will need help in wrapping the noodle. It is next to impossible to do it on your own.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: Merry Bee on February 12, 2008, 10:20:42 AM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I like the hint a WHOLE LOT better with your addition of the batting scraps and muslin. Now we're cookin' folks! It is so good to have you, Quilton.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: Pawstoquilt on February 12, 2008, 10:27:19 AM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quote from: quilton on February 12, 2008, 10:02:19 AM
I am so angry!!!!! That posting about the noodles from F & P. I posted that on QT when it was alive and well. Those dirty rotten dogs. I should sue. I bet I wasn't given any credit for that! Cancel that subscription.


Bev--I think a lot of our hints and info has kept their magazine going >:( >:( >:(.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: Merry Bee on February 12, 2008, 10:31:29 AM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You couldn't prove it by me. I haven't touched any F&P stuff since they dumped us. It was just a business move on their parts, without any consideration for their forum users.

But I can tell you, I found the link while reading their web site, and I give them credit for that. We exist, and that is proof that they did us a favor initially, by giving us a place to share ideas. That is how we found each other; I am so glad we did!


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: STORING quilts and wallhangings etc.
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on February 12, 2008, 12:20:10 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

They did the same thing with one of Blewbird's tips. Used it without giving her credit. How sad to resort to plagarism just to have something to say.

I guess we'll never know if F&P took it directly from the forum or one of the "ghost readers" on the forum took the ideas and sent them in taking credit for it just to get their 10 seconds of fame. Either way it is pretty sad.
Back to top Go down
 
Storing Quilts and Wallhangings by golo
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Small Quilts/Wallhangings
» Storing green chillies?
» Mini Quilts
» Underground Railroad Quilts
» Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Quilter's Last Resort :: Patchwork and Quilting :: Quilters: Hints, Tips and Advice-
Jump to: