Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Let’s Roll Those Quilts!!

When I left you yesterday the quilts were all piled on my table, waiting to be hauled up the stairs and put away!!

Since I had all of them out at the same time I decided to try another Bonnie Hunter technique and to ROLL the quilts for storage rather than folding them.

I have always worried about folding my quilts, knowing that creases were not going to be good for them and it seemed that rolling might just be the ticket.

I made a video of the process and you can see how easy it is to do. In the video I mentioned that the process was a bit tedious but that was an overstatement. After I had done 6 or 7 quilts it became much easier to do.

It was extremely satisfying to view the finished process…..

I got so encouraged that I moved to the pie safe where I store my “monthly” quilts and rolled those as well……

The quilts on the top shelf FILLED the space when they were laid flat but now I have room for several more!!

AND…..since I now have SO much extra space, I have a reason to MAKE MORE QUILTS!!!

You guys keep reading…..I am off to the studio!!

8 thoughts on “Let’s Roll Those Quilts!!

  1. I just found you through FB. I roll my wallhangings from corner to corner, which helps a little with space. Most of my large quilts I’ve given away, but soon I will have to think about rolling them. Funny thing though, I started rolling all my bath towels a few months ago and it made a huge difference in my linen closet!

  2. i am still overwhelmed that these pieces of art are ‘stored’ not being used… see others do same and I just don’t understand at all….

    1. Believe me, I am all for using quilts!!! The problem that I have is too many quilts and not enough beds or wall space!!! Many of these quilts are between 70 to 100 years old and I don’t want to use them for fear of destroying them completely. I do rotate my quilts around the house, particularly the smaller wallhangings and art quilts!!

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