Monday, August 26, 2013

How To: Tucked Quilt Fold Tutorial by Julie Hirt

Julie from 627handworks brought us this fun little tutorial on how to fold your quilts. Julie is kind of an amazing quilter. Check out her finished quilts here. Wow! Julie also offers these free paper piecing templates! I am going to have to try some of these!  Alright, here is the tutorial:

Tucked Quilt
Taking a few seconds to do this will keep your quilt folded and prevent it from being all floppy.   As a gift this makes it easier for wrapping or just tying a bow around.  You can even stick a card in the front flap!
On this one the fold is nice because you can see and feel the minky backing.  (In case you’re wondering the awesomely soft voile is from Cucire.)

Lay out your quilt face down
Tucked Quilt Fold (1)
Fold up a little less than a third of your quilt
Tucked Quilt Fold (2)
Fold over again and you should still see about 4″ of backing
Tucked Quilt Fold (3)
Flip it around
Tucked Quilt Fold (4)
Fold the 4″ backing flap up
Tucked Quilt Fold (5)
Flip it around and fold a third of the quilt over
Tucked Quilt Fold (6)
Fold over the other third
Tucked Quilt Fold (7)
Lift that last fold and you will see a little pocket
Tucked Quilt Fold (8)
Shove the other side in there
Tucked Quilt Fold (9)
That’s it!  Super easy and your quilt won’t unfold.
Tucked Quilt Fold (10)
This fold will also work for large quilts, you just need to play with how small you want it to fold up.   I’ll start with the quilt folded in half before following the steps.



Cindy said...

That is a great way to fold the quilts. I love that you can see the back too!!! I'm goo g yo use this technique to fold all of my quilts for storage!!

Cindy said...

Oops!!! Going to use. Ha

Paula said...

Thanks for sharing. I love the idea of just tying a bow around and sticking a card in the fold, vs trying to wrap or find a bag to put it in!

Paula said...

(PS. I actually just tried it with the quilt I finished last night, and it worked perfectly! So easy!)

Lynne said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Marlena said...

Lov that colors :) Look amazing

Bethe said...

What a practical little post - thank you so much!

Christine S said...

This is great, thanks so much!

RobotMomSews said...

Genius!!! I always roll mine, then don't know what to do with the ends but tie it. This is a super great idea!

Irene said...

Great idea. I love the quilt lovely colours. What fabrics did you use?

valentinegirl said...

adorable, thanks for the pictures and instructions so I could actually do this!!

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Love this! I will definitely use it. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

It would be even neater if you remembered to put the quilts' label right on the fold where it would show immediately!

Jami H. said...

can you possibly tell me what any of the fabrics are in this quilt? Love them!! Thank you!

Julie Hirt - 627handworks said...

Jami - I used Comma by Zen Chic and the backing is a voile by Free Spirit. :)

Joanie T said...

Love this folding. To show back and front.