Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Quilters' Corner > Storing incomplete quilts & threads ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Storing incomplete quilts & threads
What do you put them in to protect fabric, embroidery threads, etc?
tgm and Kittys
star
tgm and  Kittys  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
WI USA
Member since 3/8/10
Posts: 7964
Login to reply to this post

Date: 11/1/11 6:58 AM

Try as I might I have some quilts in progress that I do not think I can get finished in the next few weeks.... so my question is what do you store them in for a longer term to protect the fabrics, thread & should I remove pins ? Should they be rolled, folded or what? One is partially sewn .. queen size I have matching embroidery floss for the tying & want to keep it all together if possible. Another is still in the cut strips stage & no pins so far. ... thinking now this may well be a longer term storage depending on how things go. Possibly end up stored in outdoor storage locker. ....... any ideas, tips or ??? ..... I am thinking regular cardboard box would not be good???
I really do not want them to get ruined but time is getting away from me.

Thanks so much for your advice.

To add; thinking more on this ... would it be best to donate them to someone who would finish them & enjoy them? What do you guys think?
-- Edited on 11/1/11 8:53 AM --

------
Finally a whole week above zero! Whoo hoo! ~smile~
2 shots in DH eye down, 1 more to go. We hope the tumor is shrinking.
God is with us no matter what ...+


kkkkaty
starstarstar
kkkkaty  Friend of PR
Intermediate
UT USA
Member since 12/7/05
Posts: 2568
Login to reply to this post

In reply to tgm and Kittys


Date: 11/1/11 9:56 AM

I like those clear plastic zipped sleeves (can't think of what else to call them) that comforters etc come in; some are quite large and I think would hold a large project.

Or, perhaps the larger sizes of vacuum bags? then you could compress them to a smaller size, and with a well-sealed bag they'd be protected from the elements, bugs etc

------
Viking Lily 545
Viking Ruby
Bernina Activa 210
Brother 1034d

PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Advanced
OH USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 6858
Login to reply to this post

In reply to tgm and Kittys


Date: 11/1/11 11:32 AM

Replace the pins as they may rust, with thread basting. I store in Sterlite or Rubbermaid clean/opaque tubs.

------
I dont give them Hell, I just tell the truth about them and they think its Hell. Harry Truman

"Improvise, adapt and overcome." - Clint Eastwood/Heartbreak Ridge

Learn To Sew
star
Learn To Sew  Friend of PR
Intermediate
WA USA
Member since 4/12/05
Posts: 10825
Login to reply to this post

Date: 11/1/11 1:17 PM

Moisture, and possible mold will result if you store fabric in just a paper box in an outdoor type rented storage place. If the storage place is the indoor heated/ac type, then that should be much better. If outdoor type, it MUST be in plastic of some sort or all your hard work will be for nothing. You do not want that.

Large heavy duty plastic bins, heavy duty plastic bags for comforters, space bags, all these are good choices.

Learn

------
I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

Warbler
star
Warbler  Friend of PR
Advanced
VT USA
Member since 4/15/07
Posts: 3399
Login to reply to this post

Date: 11/1/11 8:54 PM

I have an unfinished top that I have stored in a large Zip lock in a plastic tub - no pins. I have two tops waiting to be basted and quilted that I store the same way. I have another project cut but not yet pieced, it is organized in Ziplock bags in a basket near my sewing machine. But once I layer the quilt sandwich, I am commited to finishing that project and it stays on my machine until its done, I want it to look consistance in the quality of quilting.

------
Janome MC6600 Bernina 240 Juki MO735 Singer 201-2 Singer 221-1

Sharon1952
star
Sharon1952  Friend of PR
Advanced
MA USA
Member since 7/1/08
Posts: 2939
Board Moderator
Login to reply to this post

Date: 11/1/11 9:00 PM

I have quilts I've stored in plastic containers for 10 years with the pins in them and they came out just fine. You should arrange a sewing weekend with friends to get these items finished! Or maybe we can help you out. PM me.

------
Sewing: A creative mess is better than tidy idleness. ~Author Unknown

Maia B
star
Maia B  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
IL USA
Member since 10/27/10
Posts: 4479
Login to reply to this post

Date: 11/1/11 9:08 PM

I had tons of $$$ fabric, thread, partially finished projects, books, mags, etc among all the rest of my household goods in storage for months to years, a different times. Sometimes indoors, but for the longest stretch of several years, outdoors in northern Illinois. No mold, bugs, mice, or deterioration. In rubbermaid and sterilite type containers. I agree, take the pins out. I wouldn't have anything marked. But otherwise, don't worry.

------
🌸 Plenty of machines, mostly Berninas 🌸

Michelle T

Michelle T
Intermediate
BC CANADA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 4407
Login to reply to this post

Date: 11/2/11 0:31 AM

For the embroidery floss, I would put it in a zip lock bag and store it with the quilt. I would remove the pins if there is any chance of damp or high humidity.

If you have matching sewing thread, put it into a zip lock bag too.

Remember to put a copy of the instructions in with the quilt.

------
Proud parent of a Dwight International School Honour Roll Student

tgm and Kittys
star
tgm and  Kittys  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
WI USA
Member since 3/8/10
Posts: 7964
Login to reply to this post

Date: 11/2/11 8:36 AM

Thank you for the posts. Seems like a sturdy Sterile or Rubbermaid tub will do the trick. ; )

------
Finally a whole week above zero! Whoo hoo! ~smile~
2 shots in DH eye down, 1 more to go. We hope the tumor is shrinking.
God is with us no matter what ...+


tgm and Kittys
star
tgm and  Kittys  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
WI USA
Member since 3/8/10
Posts: 7964
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Warbler


Date: 11/2/11 8:37 AM

Good tips! Since a small one is indeed still in the sm I will finish that one up for sure!

------
Finally a whole week above zero! Whoo hoo! ~smile~
2 shots in DH eye down, 1 more to go. We hope the tumor is shrinking.
God is with us no matter what ...+


Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Quilters' Corner >> Storing incomplete quilts & threads

Merchants on PR
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
The Contemporary Couture Jacket
Fee: $49.00
(Regular $49.00)
The Contemporary Couture Jacket

Online Sewing Classes
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $49.00)
Clone Your Favorite Garment

McCall's 2233
photo
Review by Renee B on 8/30/09
Read Review

Lily Bird Studio Overall / Romper/ Jumpsuit Digital Pattern
Lily Bird Studio Overall / Romper/ Jumpsuit Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $7.90
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver + S Sleepover Pajamas Digital Pattern (Size 6M-4)
Oliver + S Sleepover Pajamas Digital Pattern (Size 6M-4)

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Stretch & Sew 304 Leotard etc.
photo
Review by Kay Y on 7/25/10
Read Review

Sewing Workshop Quincy Top and Pants
Sewing Workshop Quincy Top and Pants

Details
Price: $22.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Christine Jonson Travel Trio One
Christine Jonson Travel Trio One

Details
Price: $20.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Butterick 5627 Pattern ( Size 16 )
Butterick 5627 Pattern ( Size 16 )

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

McCalls 6827 Pattern ( Size 6-7-8 )
McCalls 6827 Pattern ( Size 6-7-8 )

Details
Price: $13.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN