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Blankets

Organizing Good Things 2004

Zippered cloth-and-plastic bedding bags protect your blankets and quilts when not in use. Because the heaviest blankets spend so much time in the closet, the bags will keep them from getting dusty. The transparent plastic top makes it easy to identify the contents.

Comments (12)

  • 2 Feb, 2009

    and Beyond. They come in many forms but they sell a specific product that you can safely store with clothing.

  • 2 Feb, 2009

    It helps a lot to put a bag of "DampRid" in those bags. It's a desiccant and helps the blankets, comforters or whatever item you are story not smell stale. You can buy them at Bed, Bath

  • 26 Jan, 2009

    When I stayed with my grandmother, I always had to go to the cedar chest to get an extra quilt.

  • 26 Jan, 2009

    I really like the idea of making the quilt into a pillow. Fabric with either a zipper or ties. You could stack them in a corner if closet space is limited. Or, throw them on a bed coordinating the fabrics with the bedspread or comforter. I have so many quilts and old bedspreads that I usually just lay them on on top of the other on the guest bed. When, company comes...it is always funny to peel off all the quilts and blankets and bedspreads. Lots of folding and laughter.

  • 26 Jan, 2009

    I have made several large cushion covers and, after washing my duvets, place them inside. They make great fluffy cushions for the bed or floor and save cupboard space.

  • 26 Jan, 2009

    Does anyone have a suggestion about how I can keep blankets and quilts smelling fresh when storing them for quite a while? Right now, when we have company, I take the quilt or blanket out and re-freshen them in the dryer with a fabric softener sheet. Any ideas how to store and keep fresh?

  • 26 Jan, 2009

    I think only the tops of these bags are plastic, the other 5 sides breathe.

  • 26 Jan, 2009

    I wouldn't store antique quilts or any antique in plastic unless it is archival safe. Plain plastic doesn't allow the fabric to breath or for humidity to escape. Euni has a great idea.

  • 26 Jan, 2009

    Granmarish and Euni are right. More so if you have feather duvets. NEVER put them in plastic, just cotton bags

  • 26 Jan, 2009

    I agree with Grandmairish. I would nopt even think about putting my great grandmother's quilts in plastic. I use plain white cotton pillow cases closed with cotton ribbons and labeled.

  • 26 Jan, 2009

    Where can I find these bags?

  • 26 Jan, 2009

    Plastic is not recommended for use with your quilts or fine fabrics. Instead male it all out of fabric and add a label or a pocket with a photo of what's iside.