I started investigating quilt storage, becsaue I have several quilts that I plan on keeping for my daughter. Then, I have a couple laying around that have not yet told me their purpose.
I am also the crazy dog lady, so there are also three dogs running around at all times, so finding a way to store them seemed like a good idea and less work than cleaning dog hair from them several times. I found someone selling muslin drawstring bags for about $25.00 each. Hmmmm. So, I dug up some muslin in one of my many boxes of fabric and went to work. I decided to take a scrap from one of my projects and use it so I would easily know which quilt was in the bag without opening it. I am pretty sure these bags will stop my quilts from constantly getting “Dogged Up” as I tell my dogs, as if they know what it means when I tell them to stop dogging up my quilts (crazy dog lady for many reasons). I have one of my little dogs, Snibble, that wants to test them before I am done binding. If I sit down with a quilt on my lap to do binding, she is immedialty underneath it making sure it is adequately warm. So, my quilts are totally dog approved before I do anything with them. When I am done, there is a lot of de-dogging that goes on. I am hoping this stops me from having to do it multiple times.
Pretty simple to make. Could also be dual purpose, ecspecially with the baby quilt. The bag could be stuffed into the diaper bag to hold dirty clothes or anything. I would like to get my sizing a little better. I actually did better on the first one (baby quilt) that the bigger one. I have a couple of others to do and will hopefully get the hang of the sizing. It is really not exaclty one size fits all. They still work, even though the one for the black quilt is a bit large.
I put a pocket on the front. I did this mostly, becasue I wante to write my daughter notes about the quilts I made for her, but that would certainly work for all of my quilts. Once I have it down, I will write some simple intructions.