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!!

Quilters toolbox

My last “Quilter’s toolbox” was a simple piece of paper. This one is just as simple…..

White fabric may seem like an UN-exciting tool but I am finding it to be one of the best things in my toolbox. And I am not talking about a high quality fabric…just a simple, cheap cotton.

I happened upon this treasure trove quite by accident!! Lori, one of my crafting friends, was cleaning out her studio and invited me to “shop” in her fabrics and supplies. Among other things, I walked away with these stacks of fabrics……

(And I know you are all thinking that I need more fabric like I need another hole in my head!!! But, if it is offered, what’s a girl to do.)

When I walked in Lori handed me the stack of white fabric (about 15 yards in total) and said that she had put it back especially for me!! I gratefully accepted it, but the thought in my mind was “what will I EVER do with this much white fabric”.

Believe it or not, I have already over 10 yards of it!!!!! On what, you might ask……

  • I made a prototype for a skirt that I was thinking about making.
  • I used it as part of the base fabrics in the “Meadow Walk” project
  • It was the base for my recently pieced crumb blocks.
  • Most often it has been used to make quilt sandwiches that I can use for FMQ practicing…..

….and as you can see, I need a LOT of practice.

It has been so nice to have a stash of these sandwiches all ready for me to grab when needed…..

There are several morals to this story. First, never look a gift horse in the mouth!!! Secondly, a good tool is a good tool…..no matter how simple!!