Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Quilt Storage

This last weekend, I spent some time moving around furniture in my loft/office.
For years, my computer has been housed in a computer cabinet.

I even made a quilt depicting it. It's a free pattern on my website. You can see a photo of it here.

It is a very pretty piece of Mission style furniture. We bought it years ago when our extra computer was downstairs in the family room.
It was perfect.
I could close it up when not on the computer and everything was hidden away. Then one child moved away and freed up a bedroom for my sewing room, so my loft became my "office" and we moved that heavy, heavy piece of furniture upstairs.
You all know what " musical furniture" is. I am good at it!!

Anyway, as things were updated on my computer, Dave started hating my computer desk. He couldn't get to the back of it for the cords. I wanted drawers, which it didn't have. I never closed it up and the desk top was always a mess.
In the meantime, I have made a gazillion quilts with no place to store them.
Light bulb moment!

I emptied all the computer stuff, set up a new desktop with some file cabinets and turned the cabinet into quilt storage.

I still have more quilts to put in here. There won't be enough room for all of them.
They are everywhere in this house.
In the closets, under the beds, over the banister, on top of quilt racks.

Do you know, I don't have any on the beds! LOL


Joyful Quilter said...

Do you live at my house? All the furniture here is covered with quilts, except the beds. Great storage solution, mine are stuffed in pillow cases and stored in a stack at the bottom of the sewing room closet.

Candace said...

What a fantastic idea, Mary! We quilters are a clever bunch! Now if I could just figure out how to get more storage in my little studio without adding on to the house - lol!

Nancy said...

Great re-purposing. I have given away all my quilts but I hope to have some for me soon.

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