Tuesday, July 5, 2011

It’s not all about piecing….

Sometimes you have to stop and do some organizing.  As my collection of completed quilts has grown, I needed to devise a system for storing the ones not in use, especially since my husband has begun making comments about having no room in the linen closet for towels.  We don’t have the floor space for another piece of furniture, like a display cabinet or rack, but we do have shelving above the rods in our closets.  My goal was to figure out a way to protect my work from fading and dust, and also make it possible to identify quilts without having to pull each off the shelf in a search.

So, Monday I set up a template on the computer for making labels that identifies them by name, size and date completed.  I printed them out on regular paper and reinforced them by sealing them in clear packing tape.  I put each quilt in its own pillowcase and attached the labels with safety pins.  Our space is much tidier now.  It’s not the perfect solution, but I think it will serve us well.  Since this system will continue to evolve, I would love to hear how others store and display quilts.


Diane said...

Mary this is a great idea you have. Part of our basement renovation is a storage closet for my quilts-it's not deep enough for regular hangers so it will be shelves, I'm going to give your way a serious consideration and hope others share their ideas too...and that I remember to check back at this post!
toodles, Diane

Judy Laquidara said...

That's a great idea! I'm terrible about the way I store my quilts and should do a whole lot better.