Friday, July 27, 2007

Storage Case


This is the first time that I made a case to fit a finished quilt. Next post will reveal the finished quilt that was given as a wedding gift.

Quiltmaker, issue #31 had instructions for making a case and it was quite easy to make.

The instructions for folding quilts on the bias and fabric swatches from the quilt will be stored in the pocket.

The fabric used to make this case is just a piece from my stash. What a great way to get rid of excess fabric. Does the case fabric have to match the quilt inside?

So, this is the first time but I will be making more of these in future to store my own quilts. Right now, my quilts are just sitting on a shelf in closets and a few in a basket. I must take the time to protect them now.

Have a great day!

7 comments:

Bren said...

Great idea..I love the fact that there are fabric swatches incase years down the line an owie needs a bandaide! Excellent idea!

paula, the quilter said...

That is a nice touch to include not only the case and fabric swatches but folding instructions. Are cleaning instructions included too?

corry said...

This way you also protect the quilt for sun/daylight, so that the colors don't fade.

Leigh said...

I think this is a terrific idea. Could you tell us more about folding the quilts. I haven't heard about that.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

I keep mine in cotton pillowcases. What a good idea to enclose some spare fabric. I don't know about folding quilts on the bias though. Please tell us about it.

Connie W said...

The storage bag is a wonderful idea. Storage plus protection!

atet said...

What a great idea. I'm going to have to see about getting that issue -- including the fabric swatches is fantastic!