The Quilt Orchard
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Monday, September 23, 2013
Proper Storage of Quilts
Quilts can take hours, weeks, months and even years to create. This is why it's important to store a quilt properly when it is no in use. Here are a few simple tips:
Avoid direct sunlight
If you use florescent lighting, filter the light. Very inexpensive methods for this can be purchased at your local home improvement store.
Keep incandescent light at least 12-18" from your quilt. This lighting is hot and can scorch your fabric.
Room Temperature of 60-70 degrees is the best with c
omfortable mid-range humidity (around 50-60%)
Avoid stacking quilts on top of each other is small spaces
Never use moth balls or insect repellents around your stored quilts
Never use Febreeze or other fabric fresheners on your quilts.
If a quilt is musty when taken out, air it out for a few days on a flat surface, ie: an unused bed and the odors will slowly disappear.
Do not store quilts on wooden shelving where the fabric and the shelving come into direct contact
Place a small roll of acid free tissue paper at the creases of a folded quilt.
Happy quilting and storing of your precious textile art.
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