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Storing Quilts 25 Jul 2015 18:49 #131846

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it is also a good idea to refold quilts in a different way now and then so as to evenly distribute exposure - sort of like turning and flipping a bed mattress

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Storing Quilts 24 Jul 2015 13:51 #131800

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This is certainly a good idea to try, but I would check the paper regularly. I would think that if something in the wood can transfer to the quilt, then it could also transfer to the paper and then to the quilt since both materials are so porous. But I don't have any experience or expertise in this.
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Storing Quilts 24 Jul 2015 07:49 #131788

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I think that would work.... think I'll give it a try :)
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Storing Quilts 24 Jul 2015 07:22 #131786

Judith,
I think that would work great in wooden drawers. I use acid free tissue paper to store antigue linen and then I put them in acid free cardboard storage boxes. I guess you can get storage boxes large enough for quilts like the ones they use in museums for garments and quilts. I haven't got any precious quilts so don't need large boxes :)

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Storing Quilts 24 Jul 2015 06:53 #131785

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I do some watercolor painting, and buy acid-free, archival watercolor paper. I have wondered if you could use it to line wooden shelves that you use for storing quilts/fabric.
What do you all think?

It is fairly easy to find. I buy mine with 50% coupons from Michaels or ACMoore.

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Storing Quilts 24 Jul 2015 01:58 #131781

Also remember that if your windows haven't got UV light stop filters then storing in glass fronted cabinets can lead to serious fading! Here speaketh experience :(
(My glass fronted wardrobes even had frosted glass but I lost several garments to fading in a few months time after moving to a new house :angry: :evil: )
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Storing Quilts 23 Jul 2015 15:03 #131778

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Also if you are storing them for long periods of time, it is probably a good idea to fold them bias ways, rather than in half's & quarters along the grain. I know there has been a video posted about folding them this way for posting them to shows, but I have no idea where it is now, it was several years ago. And I really ought to be quilting not sitting here chatting as I am on a deadline for tomorrow :whistle:


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Storing Quilts 23 Jul 2015 08:29 #131775

In the US, the store Target has some wonderfully similar cabinets by a company called Threshold; would work very well.

And that's a good tip about the wood, Carrie! I didn't know that; thanks for sharing. :)
Heather, a Texan living in Brasil

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Storing Quilts 22 Jul 2015 22:55 #131770

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Wonderful cabinet!
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Storing Quilts 22 Jul 2015 19:46 #131764

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I like that! Remember if storing on wood, to put a pillowcase between the shelf & the quilt. I had an appraiser tell me to never store quilts on wood. The oils in the wood stain the fabric permanently.
Carol in SW Michigan
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Storing Quilts 22 Jul 2015 17:20 #131762

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Good idea, and will keep the dust off them

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Storing Quilts 22 Jul 2015 11:45 #131754

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I was recently at the Minnesota Quilt Show & a vendor was there with cabinets to store your quilts in. My friends and I thought they were great but being on a fixed income really couldn't afford the cost. While shopping Canadian Tire, I saw a cabinet that I thought would be great to store my quilts. You could probably find something similar at Lowes or Home Depot in the USA. Keeps the quilts clean & I get to look at them all the time,
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