When quilters find out I work as a textile curator, one of the first questions they ask is about best practices for fabric storage. We invest so much time, effort, and (let’s face it) money into building a fabric stash, and everyone wants to know how to keep that precious investment safe!
Today on the blog I have a foolproof 4-step guide that will help you plan your quilts this year. Planning and list-making is not my natural instinct. I'm usually more of a "go with the flow and see where the day takes me" kind of person.
Before I sift through my pile of unfinished sewing projects to give you 3 steps to finish your WIPs, indulge me with one quick story. The year was 2007. I was 21. Although I wasn’t overly ambitious in my studies, I did have one special skill – I said yes to almost everything.
Giving away a quilt? You're so sweet and generous! Do your friends and family know how lucky they are to have you in their lives?? As you give your incredibly fortunate loved one the gift of a new quilt, make sure you give them the gift of knowledge as well… the knowledge of how to take care of it!
So, you’ve had this beautiful, meaningful quilt for a while now, and the moment you have been dreading has arrived. You’ve spent weeks trying to ignore the weird spot in the corner and the drool marks from your dog and you know the time has come… to wash your quilt.