Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Folding a quilt...

My students noticed how I fold my quilts for travel. I thought it would be a good trick to share. I didn't think this up - I learned it from Quilter's Newsletter. The thing is to never fold them on the straight of grain. When you unfold and re-fold, change the location of the folds each time.

I fold quilts to fit my suitcase. When I'm home, I roll my quilts and store them on a long shelf.

Bring one corner up...
Bring another corner up...

Fold one side up. That triangle of quilt up at the top folds over the rest.Fold it up (sort of like rolling it up, but keep it flat).


7 comments:

sweetbabies00 said...

Cool. I would have never thought of that.

cherie said...

Thank you for showing this method. I'm off to refold all my quilts!

judyandmartyn said...

Thank you, thank you, Becky. I will refold all my quilts so they will take up less space, so I can make some more. Hoorah!!! Win, Win
Judy C in NC

Anonymous said...

I learned this method years ago from a friend.....it makes quite a difference, especially when traveling or shipping quilts. I just wish, shows & magazines etc. would use this method when returning quilts.....You should start a campaign!
Bette

Carrie P. said...

Cool!

Karen said...

Thank you so much for sharing this... it makes so much sense but I just had never thought about it...

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