I recently attended a Gainesville (Florida) Modern Quilt Guild meeting and shared my Trash to Treasure quilt that I posted about recently. When I took the quilt out of its “case”, our organizer Vanessa Wilson of Crafty Gemini exclaimed “Is that how you store your quilts? I am always being asked how to store quilts, you should do a blog post about that.” So here it is, with pictures.
Next cut the noodle to the correct size. I use an electric knife to cut foam, but you could probably also use a regular knife or scissors.
Next, roll up the quilt and secure with twill tape ties. I used ties that I have saved from Moda Jelly Rolls. Then place the quilt in a cardboard mailing tube. I have used a 4″ x 48″ tube for my smaller quilts. I purchased 3M brand online. You have to search diligently for the best price. I can’t seem to find them again at the quantity and price I paid, so I will try a different brand next time.
I hope this is a tip you can use and you get to sew or craft a bit this weekend. Hopefully I will have some QuiltCon blocks to share soon.