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    Equipment storage

    I know this topic is a sad one but must be addressed, equipment storage, particularly fabric and insulation storage. I have stored things like tents with spray on type waterproofing and taped seams just to have them be sticky to the touch and tape crumbled. I have stored them in their stuff sack as well as very large mesh laundry bags. I have stored them in climate controlled areas and places like a hot garage. Same problem no matter what. Is this common? Do I need to just figure on periodically treating these fabrics? Finally do I need to store down filled items fluffed or in the stuff sack or does it even matter?


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    Most people store their down quilts loosely
    - Hanging in a closet
    - In a bin (make sure it's completely dry before closing the bin, and/or store with desiccant)
    - In a large cotton or mesh sack (some quilts come with one)
    - etc.

    How much it matters is debatable, but it's a fairly widespread practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmc4free View Post
    Most people store their down quilts loosely
    - Hanging in a closet
    - In a bin (make sure it's completely dry before closing the bin, and/or store with desiccant)
    - In a large cotton or mesh sack (some quilts come with one)
    - etc.

    How much it matters is debatable, but it's a fairly widespread practice.
    Thanks. I may try the bins.


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    Quote Originally Posted by c4mailman.pb View Post
    Thanks. I may try the bins.


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    That's what I do, personally.

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    My down is in the Cotton Bags they came with and simply sit on an open wire shelf.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TxAggie View Post
    My down is in the Cotton Bags they came with and simply sit on an open wire shelf.


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    I was wondering the same...when I FINALLY get my topquilt in 4 more weeks (aaarrrggg!!!) how do I store it? Does it HAVE TO hang or can I fold it and put it loosely on a shelf? I really don't have anywhere to hang it, but plenty of shelf space.
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    Definitely doesn't have to hang. Just don't store it compressed and try to keep it in a dry, climate controlled environment, and you're good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmc4free View Post
    Definitely doesn't have to hang. Just don't store it compressed and try to keep it in a dry, climate controlled environment, and you're good.
    Perfect, ty.
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    Keeping quilts in large mesh bags has worked for me for the past couple years. I live in a tiny New York City apartment, so hanging my quilts isn't really an option.

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    I would never hang my stuff even though I have the space. Just feels rough. I have a few down coats hanging on padded hangers and they still get a good deal of tension in the shoulders. Just being totally paranoid I'm sure.

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