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    Default Re: How to store the quilt when the occasion hasn't arrived yet....

    Roll it in a sheet and store it under a bed or in a closet. As suggested, put the gift quilt under your quilt on your guest bed if you have one that doesn't get used often. The Amish shop keepers have quilts stacked really high on beds in their showrooms. It makes sense.
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    Default Re: How to store the quilt when the occasion hasn't arrived yet....

    Great advice about storing it above but definitely don't wait until the wedding day to gift it. You are right about the confusion of the actual day so giving it a few days or even weeks before hand will give them more pleasure I am sure.

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    Default Re: How to store the quilt when the occasion hasn't arrived yet....

    I had to keep a quilt I was gifting to my sister and the LQS suggested I get one of those swimming pool noodles, wrap it in batting and roll the quilt with the designed part next to the batting and roll it up, store under the bed or someplace where it can lay flat. It was very very hard for me to keep it a secret so keeping it out of sight worked for me.

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    Default Re: How to store the quilt when the occasion hasn't arrived yet....

    Claire has a good point. Why wait until the wedding? I just sent my nephew and his bride-to-be a check. They wrote the cutest little poem and enclosed it with the wedding invitation. I didn't see the need to wait until the wedding. Especially when they may need it in advance to make their honeymoon plans. Here's what it says:

    "The thought of a gift is very sweet
    but our apartment is only 400 square feet
    so honeymoon funds would be the best treat"

    I still plan to make them a quilt. If they lay it on their bed it certainly won't take up much space. hahaha
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    Default Re: How to store the quilt when the occasion hasn't arrived yet....

    Have you thought of giving it to the lucky couple at their shower? It would get a lot more oohs and aaahs than if you waited until the wedding. And we all need the ooohs and aaaahs.
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    Default Re: How to store the quilt when the occasion hasn't arrived yet....

    I keep my larger quilts on a spare bed with a store bought spread over them. Baby quilts waiting for their new home, table runners and toppers I keep in a trunk. At least once a month I reroll or re fold them.

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    Default Re: How to store the quilt when the occasion hasn't arrived yet....

    Claire is right. Claires always know best.

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    Default Re: How to store the quilt when the occasion hasn't arrived yet....

    I have to store in plastc. It's so humid and wet here, if I don't it gets musty real fast and stinks. I have clothes on my bed and I will say I just washed that!

    So what is wrong with plastc?



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    Default Re: How to store the quilt when the occasion hasn't arrived yet....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hulamoon View Post
    I have to store in plastc. It's so humid and wet here, if I don't it gets musty real fast and stinks. I have clothes on my bed and I will say I just washed that!

    So what is wrong with plastc?
    The problem with plastic comes from people that probably dried their quilts by hanging, etc. If a quilt is not 100% dry when sealing in plastic it would then grow mold and start to rot. Quilts can't breathe when closed up in plastic. Also, not too many plastics are acid free. You would do better to place a completely dry quilt in a pillowcase and then place it in a plastic bag.
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    Default Re: How to store the quilt when the occasion hasn't arrived yet....

    Pool noodle. Leah Day: http://youtu.be/fmmCmYciURQ

    I wouldn't use this for years of storage, but a few months ...no wrinkles and you can stash it away in a small space.

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