We all know the feeling of putting that last stitch in the binding, finishing a project that was either started last Tuesday (I'm talking to you, Angie), one that was languishing in the UFO basket for years, or something in between. Obviously we quilters, being the generous and giving sorts that we are, usually know where the quilt is destined to end up even before the first fabric is yanked from its place on the shelf or the bolt lovingly stroked in melodramatic ecstasy while standing in line at the quilt shop cutting table, but sometimes we actually make a quilt just to make a quilt. And those of us who design for a little profit as well as fun tend to do this often, and also have to store all of those quilts that we have to keep at the ready for lectures and shows.
I did mention I have well over 85 quilts in the house at last count, right?
Because I would prefer my family not have to live with piles of quilts just hanging out in the middle of the living room or stacked on the dining room table, I am always on the lookout for some cool new storage ideas. Not that I'm at a total loss for places to stick a quilt or two in my own home:
|I do adore my apple ladders. Almost as much as I adore purple and teal. Extra props for those who saw this post on my Facebook page and recognized my sarcasm font.|
|Another joy of scrap quilts - they often go with everything! This one hangs out in the living room, but I could just as easily put it in the family room, bedroom, or even the garage if I was a fancy girl.|
|Turing this treadle into the powder room sink was our January project. This photo was taken this morning. Make lemons, hotties.|
|You thought you'd get the whole thing didn't you?|
From Girls in the Garden
|This is too pink for me, but I do love the concept. Thinking I might search some garage sales for a low bureau this spring!|
|Don't everyone run out to the mall at once!|
|Apparently this yoyo quilt was too damaged to use as an actual bedcovering, but no one ever said you couldn't use one as a headboard.|
|Cute cupcakes, even cuter hanging method!|
From Apartment Therapy
|This one left me saddened that I sold the cribs years ago.|
And if I ever get bored with my ladders standing against the wall, this idea from Quiltingboard.com is pretty cool too:
|Apparently some people even paint their ladders!|