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    This idea is probably new only to me, but I thought it was a cool idea, and that I'd pass it along, anyhow:

    A lady from a quilting retreat I went to recently told me she uses the leftover fabrics from the quilts she makes to make a storage bag for them. The bags also serve as wrapping for the ones she gives as gifts.

    The one she showed me was very large, because the quilt she had made was king-size; if I'm remembering correctly it had a drawstring about 6 inches down from the opening. She said she just sews all the leftover strips together and then cuts out the bag.

    How do you wrap your quilts for gifting?

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    I fold them with the bottom side out and tie on a bow. That's about as good of a wrapping job as you're going to get from me.

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    I've put them in a plastic storage tote - especially if it was for a very loved family member.

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    You all are so thoughtful in your gift giving. I usually just present mine arm to arm. However, I like the bag idea. I'm just afraid that if it comes in a bag it won't get used and that always feels wrong to me. A quilt is not to save.

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    If it's a client's quilt, it goes in an extra large plastic ziploc bag. If it's a gift, usually placed in a gift bag.

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    Depending on the quilt size, I make a pillow case, or 2 to go with the quilt. If I can, I put them inside one of them and tie the top.
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    I also fold mine long ways in half and then half again. Then I fold the long strip in half and then roll it up with edges inside. Tie and make a bow with a fabric strip trimmed off another quilt. Kinda looks like a short log with a bow. If I want to hide it, I put it in a white trash bag tied up.

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    Sometimes a bag to go with it (since I was on a bag making craze a few years ago and have leftovers), sometimes wrapping paper and some times just hand to hand. So far no one has refused any manner of receipt!
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    I often make a tote bag or a matching pillowcase to hold the quilt.

    Several years ago I made a Halloween quilt and a really cute bag to hold it. Every year when I get the quilt out I use the tote bag as part of our Halloween decorating. I actually like the bag better than the quilt!
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    I just fold them and then turn down a corner where the label shows. I have put them in big bags or a box or just handed them to the person I was giving them to. Y'all all take it to the next level. Love all your ideas. Wow Barb! The bag you made really makes the quilt special. I just love all your ideas!

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