This comments was on my 4th of July post:
I love every one of these beauties. My question is, how do you store everything: keeping the fold lines out, what containers or storage do you suggest, stop the pieces from fading? Thank you for sharing. . . .
This is my reply – a short version of course
I have 3 cupboards full of quilts, no containers or bins for storage. Quilts folded across the foot of the bed get changed out to avoid fading, also keep blinds drawn in bedroom.
Re: fold lines
1. I do use 100% cotton batting in all my quilts, the hard to find Mountain Mist Blue Ribbon batting.
2. I fold 2 to 3 ‘like size’ quilts together to buffer the folds, refold a couple times of year, the inside quilt moves to another position.
3. Never fold a quilt on the center, I fold off center, and on mid size quilts fold into thirds (again 2 or three quilts layered).
4. Always fold with the quilt top on the outside, the hard creases are on the inside folds.
5. These are all things I figured out on my own, mostly due to traveling with quilts and want them to look as good as possible when taken out of the suitcase or in rare occasions shipped, also applies to quilts in cupboards. Be sure to have barrier fabric between quilt and wood.
6. For these reasons I fold up my quilts after a lecture and thank people for offering to help, but I’d rather do it myself, rather than go back to room and re-fold for return trip.
Hope this info is helpful in some small way to your care of your quilts.
Here is a picture of one of my cupboards full of quilts, the top two shelves are Jo Quilts. The bottom two shelves are antique quilts or antique tops.
Have a great day that hopefully includes some sewing time!