Tips & Ideas

These are things I have learned from my experience and from others that have been very helpful.

Embroidery Hoop Quilt Hanger

Here is an easy way to display your quilts without taking up wall space in your home.  Hanging QuiltFan fold the top portion of your quilt and slip it through an embroidery hoop, with about 12 inches of quilt  above the hoop.  Hand the hoop on a wreath hanger placed over a door.  Pull the fan folds apart and there you go!

 

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Laundry Instructions 

• Washing your quilt will soften it up and give it a vintage appearance.  Don’t be afraid to use and love your quilts!   I wash my quilts on a gentle cycle in cold water.

• Always include a SHOUT  Color Catcher sheet  in the washer.  It  is  cheap insurance against  bold colors that may bleed.  Be sure to remove  the wet quilt immediately from the washer.  Allowing a wet quilt to lay on itself may result in colors transferring on each other. You can find it in the laundry isle of the grocery store.

 

• Dry your quilt on a cool setting and remove promptly. I like to lay the quilt out on the floor to completely cool  while flat before storing or folding.

Quilt Storage

• I store my quilts in flat plastic bins, or folded in drawers.  If you have wrinkles from folds when you are ready to use them just tumble in your dryer for a few minutes—that will do the trick!

Quilt Hanging Sleeves (pics)

Binding Information (pics)

Embroidery Hoop Quilt Hanger

Here is an easy way to display your quilts without taking up wall space in your home.
Fan fold the top portion of your quilt and slip it through an embroidery hoop, with about 12 inches of quilt  above the hoop.  Hand the hoop on a wreath hanger placed over a door.  Pull the fan folds apart and there you go!

 Graph Paper

• I use a lot of graph paper to design quilts.  In the past I would make my own or buy it until I found a place online where you can print it.  Try this link www.printfreegraphpaper.com