There’s nothing quite as satisfying as completing a quilt you’re about to give to someone special. Quilting is a relaxing and creative activity that lets you express your own unique sense of style and design. By taking the time to create something special for someone you care about, you can show them how much you appreciate them and the effort you’ve put in.
Difficulty Figuring Out How To Present Your Gift Quilt?
Although it’s a wonderful gift, there can be a lot of confusion as to how to wrap it or present it. To make it extra special, you can add a bow or a ribbon that matches the colors in the quilt or the colors of the person’s room where it will be displayed.
Want To Completely Conceal The Quilt?
The best way to make sure that the quilt is completely hidden from view is to use a container, such as a piece of luggage, an opaque storage box, or a hope chest.
These types of containers provide a safe and secure environment to protect the quilt from dust and other elements. The opaque material also ensures that the quilt is not visible when the container is closed.
Frame The Quilt If It Is A Small Quilt
You can even have it professionally framed, if it is a smaller quilt, such as a wall quilt. This way, you can ensure that the quilt is properly preserved while also making sure it looks nice when presented.
Several Other Ways To Gift A Quilt
Fortunately, there are several ways to turn a quilt into a beautiful gift. With the right care and creative presentation, a quilt can be transformed into a stunning and meaningful gift. But first, let’s cover important things to include with the quilt.
- You could consider including a personal note or letter, which will make the gift even more meaningful. Include a card with the quilt that explains why it was made and the thought and love that went into the creation. This will really make the quilt stand out as a special and unique gift.
- It is important to make sure that a label is attached to your quilt so that it can be identified as being made by you.
- You’ll also want to include care instructions, Color Catchers, and maybe even a repair kit with extra fabric.
While you could simply fold up the quilt and wrap it in wrapping paper the standard way, there are several more creative ways to present a gift quilt – and you do not need to worry about the ink from the paper rubbing off onto the quilt (although you can prevent that by placing it in a box first). For example, you could tie the quilt up with a ribbon, put it in a gift bag, or even use the quilt as a wrapping paper itself by wrapping the gift with the quilt and using the ribbon to tie it up.
Present The Quilt In A Crate
Our favorite way to give a quilt is by using a crate, which Kimberly from the Fat Quarter Shop does so beautifully. Take a look at the short video below to see how it’s done.
If your device won’t play the above video, click here to watch it on YouTube.
Roll Up The Quilt And Tie With A Pretty Ribbon Or Twine
You could also roll up the quilt and tie a pretty ribbon or twine around it so that it looks more charming.
If you want to keep it simple, you can fold the quilt nicely and then tuck a card inside.
Use A Tote Or Gift Bag
It can also be placed in a tote bag or gift bag. This makes it easier to transport and store. Here is a link to an assortment of some great gift bags for you to consider.
The use of large gift bags and tissue paper, as well as large decorative gift boxes, are also great choices. Large gift bags and tissue paper can be used to create a sense of luxury and surprise, while decorative gift boxes can be used to make the gift look more special and unique. Both of these options can help to make the gift stand out and show the recipient that they are valued. Or try the idea shown below from Quilt Doodle Designs. Learn more here.
Sew A Matching Pillowcase
The task of creating matching accessories will be yours if your loved one is not familiar with sewing.
One thing you may want to consider is making a pillow case that matches the quilt, and then place the quilt inside the pillow case. In addition to providing a lovely hint of the quilt, the fabric that is used on the pillowcases will also add a level of intrigue to the design. It is recommended that you store your quilt in a pillowcase because it allows the quilt fabric to “breathe” while it is being stored.
Don’t Use A Trash Bag To Gift A Quilt
It would be best if you avoided gifting a quilt in a trash bag at all costs. Gifting a quilt in a trash bag makes it seem as though the recipient is being given something of lesser value, and it can make the recipient feel underappreciated. It is much better to wrap the quilt in something of higher quality, such as tissue paper or a gift bag, to show that the gift is being given with care. The last thing you want is to subliminally associate “quilt” and “trash”, thereby minimizing the value of your hard work. Also, you don’t want to run the risk of your quilt accidentally ending up in the trash. Plus, wrapping the quilt in something of higher quality will also protect it from dust and dirt, helping to ensure that it stays in good condition for many years to come.l