Catherine Whall Smith suggests that you only roll your quilts

Like many of you, I usually fold my large bed size quilts before storing. As expected fold marks appear even though as suggested, I would refold them in different ways when not being used for a long period of time. That changed when I started creating pieces in my studio that were meant to be a visual presentation to be hung on a wall. Rolling them for storage meant that those fold lines were eliminated. The best product that I have found to roll my artwork are those colorful foam tubes that appear in stores like WalMart and CVS when the weather warms up. This photo shows a pile of those tubes that I purchased from CVS last Fall. The end of the season close out sale of 75% off made them very affordable. As you can see I bought all of them. I cover each foam roll with a cloth sleeve. My art work is then rolled around the cloth covered tube and slipped into another cloth bag, labeled, and stored. When a piece is sold the foam tube and cloth bag go with the quilted piece. So far, I have been pretty happy with this arrangement, but I am always open to new storage ideas . . . So what do you use???

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About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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