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!!”
You have lots of quilts, there beautiful. what a great idea.
Thanks Elaine…..I am fortunate to own quilts from several generations of my family!!
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!
So glad that you found the blog!! I was astounded by how much space was freed up!! Now I just need to make more…..my husband will be thrilled!!!
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….
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!!
LUV that first rolled quilt! I roll but diagonally is brilliant!