Wednesday, September 03, 2008

We are off and running. Monday I got a great lesson on getting acquainted with Caasi and the new quilt frame. I left with a whole lot more confidence than I walked in with that morning. When I got home, Hubby urged me to put that confidence to work and helped attach the rails, pin on a muslin practice piece, fill some bobbins and get stitchin'.
The Princess joined in on the fun. She was right at home with free-hand designs. Hmmmm - are we on to something here?This morning, Julianne had a question about storing/displaying quilts without folding them. I left a comment that included using an old floor dryer.
A quilt ladder.
And rolled and put into a big crock.
Then I looked at the pictures and realized that still each of these quilts is folded. Guess that didn't answer her question at all. Now I am wondering without a spare bed to layer them on, how do you store quilts without folding them?

24 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

I used to store them on the spare bed but when you are Hotel Colorado it is a pain to remove and layer them all the time. I currently have them folded and stored in their own pillowcases on the spare room closet shelf. I keep one on the bed and one folded up on the foot of the bed.

dee said...

Wish I could help but I have all of mine(mostly wall sized) folded or rolled in pillowcases. You asked about the chestnuts. My late FIL used to collect them and I think he tried to make some stain once from some. We don't have a Harper here so it's squirrel heaven in my yard. We feed them in the morning-peanuts and seed. There are about 15 or more not counting the 8-9 chipmunks and flocks of mourning doves. If you get up early enough you can see them all waiting patiently. Between the cooing doves and the chittering squirrels it gets pretty noisy out there. If we're late getting to it they sometimes congregate on the porch. Sometimes it looks a little like an Alfred Hitchcock movie out there.

Guðrún said...

I can´t give any advice on this. But I loved to see how you display/store your quilts

Joyce said...

I have mine folded but might move them to the spare bed. I don't like the fold lines.

Quilt Hollow said...

We are very similiar in our likes of displaying quilts. LOL Your new "toy" looks like it will give you hours and FUN! Enjoy!!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the displays.... wish I still had my old racks...and my old wood ladder. But alas.... many moves ago. I have been keeping several on bed in spare room...but have more just stacked in the closet..so the guests can choose which one to sleep under.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

ewwww I know that new quilting machine and frame are oh so fun!!!

Looks like your daughter is enjoying it!

Wendy said...

My quilts are pretty much all folded in one way or another. I have a antique quilt rack and the rest are on the wall or folded. The quilting looks like fun, what type of machine did you get?

Vert Cerise said...

It 's a funny idea to put quilts in crock. I like it !
I don't have enough quilts right now... so I can't help you... I'll just look at the answers ;)

Lucy said...

I LOVE how you display your quilts!!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Your displays are great and your quilts are such nice eye candy. Looks like your machine is going to get a work out. Could the princess be getting the fever :)

hugs - Karen

Darlene said...

My quilts are either rolled in fabric baskets, folded on shelves in my quilt cabinet or on quilt racks.

Remember to have fun with your new machine and don't forget to laugh at yourself because the name ISAAC means "laughter". :-) My 11 year old grandson is Seth Isaac and my DD chose Isaac because of its meaning.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Man I've been so busy I missed the news of the new machine! Wow, you'll be whipping out those quilts like crazy now! Baby I want that quilt ladder!

Miss Snips said...

Your post about folding and storing quilts got me to thinking, so I posted on my blog, How to fold a quilt -- hope it helps somewhat, come over and see me at http://jswb.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Yea, it's the same thing. I know to move the folds around during the time period...like folding in 3rds after folding in half..but it's all still folded really. All the museums have them rolled around these large cardboard dowels and then hung on the ends. They tie the rolls with muslin strips, but who has that kind of space?

SO are you loving the machine? Got enough space for all your designs and stuff? I'm itching to have one and I'll just live through you and other who already have yours!! Lets see some practice!! LOVE those big jumbo spools for sure!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I had a dear friend who used a spare bed and stacked (and stacked!) her quilts, Princess and the Pea style. Good luck with Caasi, I'm sure this will be a long and happy relationship.

KCQuilter said...

Great to get going on the Caasi! Sounds like you had a great lesson. Wow, you'll be whipping out even more quilts soon. Anxious to hear how user-friendly it is.

Finn said...

Hi Libby, my goodness you've been a busy girl since NYC!!
I love all the new(and old and re-dyed) projects going on at your house. You are rapidly becoming a true scrap hound you know....LOL
Love the little bits and pieces. The new toy looks wonderful and I'm sure you will be zipping along in no time! Enjoy all the pleasures that are at hand, Hugs, Finn

LBP said...

Unfortunately mine are all folded up except what is on the beds. But I change them out quite often, so hopefully that helps.

Marilyn R said...

I love how you display your quilts! Can't wait to see what you can do with the help of Cassi!

The Demanding Doll said...

You could store them on long wooden dowels (like what you'd use for curtains) and wrap a piece of muslin around them to keep them dust free. I used to store unfinished tops like this. They can stand in the crock then. :)

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Screen Door said...

I love the photos--- Looks like you and the Princess have a bonding thing going...

I even take advantage of the folding thing and tuck away a snowman from view where the plaid edges can be displayed in the summertime:0).

Nancy in MT said...

Libby, tell me more about your new quilting machine. Nancy