Monday, June 05, 2017

Pool Noodles!

My sewing room got a little addition yesterday!!

Pool Noodles!  

I first saw a great tip to store your quilts using pool noodles on the Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog quite a while ago but I had to wait for spring for pool noodles to pop into stores ;-)  

 

I got a few different colours to start in the hopes that I could sort my quilts that I use for teaching - IE blue quilts are for machine quilting (labelled 1, 2 3, etc etc), trunk shows are red etc.  And then, also, quilts for sale, and quilts to store.  I also had the idea that when I have cut a custom dowel to hang it it could be inserted into the middle of the noodle for storage.  This method would allow me to sort, store, find and transport my quilts soooooo much easier and with a lot less time involved! 

Well the other day this article popped up in my Facebook news-feed! 

Pool Noodles Are a Big Help in the Sewing Room 

What a great article with additional uses for pool noodles!  It was too good not to share!!

Now I am off to organize my new noodles :-)

 


1 comment:

Material Girl said...

I rolled one of my quilted wallhangings onto a pool noodle a few years ago to store it and keep it from getting fold marks in it. I wrapped the pool noodle in batting cause I wasn't sure what chemicals there might be in the manufacturing of the noodle and I made fabric ties to tie it quilt onto the noodle.
I bring the wallhanging out from the closet and hang it up for the summer every year and it has never has any crease lines in it like the wallhangings that are hung up on hangers.

GwenH