Proper long-term storage of patchwork quilts is essential to ensure their preservation. The worst enemies of quilts, apart from puppies, cats and small children, include:
The best way to store a quilt is:
If you cannot manage all this, there are acceptable and unacceptable alternatives. Let’s begin with the latter. It is NOT acceptable to store a quilt:
If appropriate storage space is an issue, you may roll (not fold) your quilts to store them for long periods of time. Here’s how:
Also, here are a few more recommendations for how to pack quilts for traveling:
Follow these few simple guidelines to keep your stored or traveling quilts looking as lovely as when you first made them. Break them and your quilts will suffer!
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