Storing Wall Quilts When They’re Out of Season – New Quilters

Storing Wall Quilts When They’re Out of Season

One of the most vexing storage problems in my sewing room has always been, “What to do with all my wall quilts when I don’t have them up on the walls?”

After years of piling out-of-season quilts awkwardly in a corner, I finally found a storage solution I love: a thing called a roll file, which is designed for storing architects’ plans and other rolled papers. It works just perfectly for my wall quilts, don’t you think? And it can roll out of the way when I want to vacuum the sewing room floor.

Here’s a link to the one I bought (affiliate link).

Warning — the wire sections are held together with plastic clips that were NOT EASY to put together. I have bruised fingertips today, but it’s worth it! I liked it so much that I have a larger one on order to store my bolts of fleece backing fabric. (Photo to come after I get it put together.)

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Christine Mann

Christine Mann is one of the founders of the New Quilters blog. She likes to make quilts for family and friends. She shares her quilting room with her bad dog, Marcus.

  • Joy says:

    Hi Christine, Great idea! Basic wire cube panels are often found in thrift stores and can be arranged numerous ways. Use zip ties to connect them instead of the difficult clips!

    • Thanks for that suggestion, Joy. I’ve had to learn to stay out of thrift shops because it’s just too tempting to get more fabric, but I could definitely use the zip ties. I used them to attach tarps to the outside of our dog kennel/chicken coop and they have held up the tarps for several years.

  • Thylia Grant says:

    I’ve been looking for this pattern to make for my friend. He is ill and loves his cats. I though I’d make as a surprise as he like to read and his cats love to snuggle. A great coverup for him I think. Thanks.

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