Wednesday, June 5, 2013

How to Fold A Quilt - Tutorial

   I learned about this method of folding quilts years ago when I began quilting, but you know how your mind becomes cluttered with different ideas and thoughts, and you simply forget.  It came to mind recently as I was preparing a quilt to be returned to its owner after long arm quilting - there is a better way I could be folding these to prevent permanent wrinkles from being set in.

   This is the method I like and use for my quilts for long term storage - do you have a favorite way of folding quilts?  I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences!  Click on the images to enlarge.








14 comments:

Barbara Sindlinger said...

I've heard to do that before but still forget. thanks for the reminder and the tutorial.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Thank-You for bringing that tip to my attention again. I saw a tutorial on Pinterest for that. Mine of course are all folded the wrong way and that just encourages creases. Maybe if I wash/hang them on the line on a windy day.. maybe that will help; and then fold them the "proper way". I guess it 's worth a try :)....Marg

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Thank you so much for this. Guess what Im off to do :o)

treadlemusic said...

Need to get busy re-doing a few folds!!! Thanks for the tip!!

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Hi Valerie.
Thanks for the folding tip. I have never seen that before.
Janet

Darlene Gerber said...

Thanks I have a number of quilts that need re-folded now!!

patchouli moon studio said...

Yes a friend from a quilt guild handed us copies of how to fold like this. Thanks for the reminder.

Michele said...

I haven't heard of this before either. Thanks for the lesson.

Sandra Gromatzky said...

This is the first time I have heard of this. Thank you I will be doing this from now on.

Barbara Petraske said...

Did know not to fold in half lengthwise or widthwise but was told to do in thirds to prevent creases, like your presentation and will try this from jow on

Anonymous said...

Thanks, very nice tutorial. I will share this with people to whom I've given a quilt. Most are not quilters, so I suggest using terms that non-quilters understand. I.E. diagonal for bias. Thanks, Pat

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I like to roll my quilts RS inside the roll. This way the right side of the quilt is away from light. I use on smaller pieces.

Tina said...

Tried this last Christmas, took quilt out on December 1st hardly a crease in it, tip really works!

Anonymous said...

Good day - I made a queen size quilt and would like to take it overseas. Can anyone please give me advice on how to get it much smaller to go into a suitcase along with my other luggage. Can I vacuum pack it?