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A pool noodle is the unlikely quilting tool for today. I use pool noodles all of the time in my quilting and they have a very practical use.
Do to lack of storage space in the houses I have lived in I needed to find a way to store my quilts easily and efficiently. I also didn’t want to fold them as the longer they are folded the less likely the creases will drop out.
I remember way back when an instructor told me about rolling them on pool noodles and I thought what a great idea. Now I am quite sure the local shop owner was probably wondering why I was buying so many pool noodles at once but I didn’t enlighten him. I certainly didn’t have a pool in my backyard in Yellowknife to put them to use.
For years now I have been rolling my quilts on pool noodles to store them. I roll them with the good side in and this came about because I had lived where it was always dusty. To store them I stand them on end in a huge basket.
Multiple quilts can be rolled onto one noodle or if it is a large quilt then I only put one per noodle.
I secure along the edge of the quilts at the beginning of the rolling process with long pins. This ensures that the quilts do not sag.
Then I pin again along the edge of the quilts at the end of the rolling process.
Very simple, inexpensive and works like a charm.