I have been debating my quilt storage for a while now. When hubby and I moved here, I had a few quilts. Well, quite a few. But in the 6+ years we have been in Colorado, I have made a lot more.
Like a lot more.
So I started storing them on the spare bed in the basement. We have a small bedroom down there for guests. This way I kept the crease issue to a minimum and I could shut the door and keep the animals out.
Theoretically. The minute I open that door they all come running!
Of course, if a guest tried to sleep under all those quilts, they would be smothered!
So if anyone does come to stay, I have to move all the quilts- but where? I usually just make piles of them on the floor. Big piles!
Someone suggested I donate the quilts and I have donated some, but many I use for my lectures, or classes as samples or I loan out to shops as samples… so they have a purpose and come and go as needed.
I occasionally will sell a few in my ETSY shop. But the thing I really want to do is use a few more in the rest of my house. As decorative accents. As a way to add a little color. I do use my small wall hangings or small quilts on tables a lot, but not many of the bigger quilts.
My first update was to play with this cute wine/alcohol storage unit – that has no alcohol in it! So I took out the wine racks and stored some quilts! I love how it looks.
(I know, I know! For those of you who are wine aficionados this is sacrilege, but I don’t drink so ….it works for me!)
I also tucked a few quilts on the bottom shelf of this end table…
And now I want to get a ladder. I have the perfect spot for it. I just need to find a white one that is a little rustic and then I can hang a few more quilts on it.
How do you store quilts?
Hopefully I can find a ladder that is the height I want, the color I want in the price range I want.
A tall order! (Haha- get it? Tall order-tall ladder?) Wish me luck!