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Sep 19, 2014

Quilt Storage Ideas

Sep 19, 2014
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I have to admit that one of my fears is that "normal" people come to visit my house and they immediately realize they have entered the "crazy-quilt-lady's" home.  Yes, I love to quilt.  Most friends and family know this about me.  And of course, I want to display most of the items I have poured so many hours into stitching, but I don't want it to be overwhelmingly "quilted" when you are in my home.

So I'm sharing a few decorating and storage ideas with you from my home that display my quilts in a subtle (?) manner. 

Curio: I love this curio cabinet that I bought at World Market this year for my birthday.  It has a vintage look with two doors that open to display items in the top half and bottom half.  This houses most of my bigger quilts that are not on beds with the exception of seasonal quilts.  Don't tell the hubby, but I plan to fill this entire thing top to bottom with quilts.  heh heh heh....
Ladder: Everyone needs a quilt ladder.  I found this one at an antique shop/gift boutique.  I suspect it's not really antique, but I love it's aqua distressing. It is a great way to display quilts, and is really easy to access them for snuggling up on the couch.  This houses mostly throws that my kids use for forts.  I'm surprised that none of the boys have tried to climb this ladder.  Knock on wood.
Shelf/Rack:  This quilt rack was made by my hubby.  I'd seen plenty of shelves like this at home dec shops around town, but I specifically wanted a white shelf with beadboard, a rod for hanging the quilt and a place to display items on the top of the shelf.  Wah-lah!  He made this before we had 3 busy boys.  It hangs in our foyer hallway and I enjoy rotating what quilt is center stage.
Scrap Storage:  Ok, this isn't for displaying quilts, but I recently picked up this galvanized trash can at yep, you guessed it, World Market for holding my scraps.  I looooove it's vintage minty-ness.  It holds the scraps that need to be sorted into color bins.  At the time, I passed on the coordinating utility bucket, but I haven't been able to get it out of my mind.  It could hold some of my other notions that are a little homeless in my daily sewing room.

 I'd love to hear how everyone else shows off their quilts. Do you have other ideas?

Disclosure:  World Market did not sponsor this post in anyway.  I am simply addicted to shopping there.  :)


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10 comments:

  1. So far, we have quilts on our beds and one throw on the back of the couch. All of the other ones I have made were gifted. I really love your cabinet idea and the ladder is beautiful too.

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  2. This made me smile. When I finally built a design wall in my living room, I thought, well, the secret is out. And then I decided I didn't really care. I love the ladder and cabinet. Really beautiful!

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  3. Most of my quilts are just in the linen closet and rotated on and off of the kids' beds as needed. They refuse to use a top sheet (even when I put it on) and so the quilts need to be washed regularly. While they are in the wash, the kids just choose another quilt for their bed. It works, but I am thinking I need to go to World Market and get me some stuff. They should totally have sponsored you because I find that I Need that utility bucket too. :)

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  4. I display kwIkts on beds, tables, ,kwilt R acks and curtain rods with round curtain clips. I also have an antique wardrobe chest the I keep seasonal and antique kwikts.

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  5. Cabinet is a great idea. It keeps them dust free but the glass allows you to enjoy their beauty. I too have a quilt ladder. Found it on varagesale $30 and was very excited. Your quilts are beautiful !

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  6. I love the little cabinet so much! I've been grappling with this exact dilemma as I prepare to make another full size quilt for our bed and wondered what to do with the quilt currently occupying it without going the princess and the pea approach.

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  7. love the cabinet, the old wood is such a perfect foil for your lovely colourful quilts
    I am not so subtle. Gigantic clashing Kaffe quilt over main wall, trillion quilted cushions on sofa, perilous stacks of quilts on floor
    I need to move house

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  8. Loooove all your quilt storage ideas! So well executed and gorgeous quilts to boot! I love gazing at all those quilts when I come over for play dates… speaking of play date…. :-)

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  9. I have a cabinet and lots of racks, but I think I need a ladder too. People know I am a crazy quilt lady the second they step in the door, but they say my home is peaceful and cozy.

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