August 5th, 2013

How To: Tucked Quilt Fold

by Julie Hirt

This may seem silly but I’m going to share it anyway!

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.


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23 Responses to “How To: Tucked Quilt Fold”

  1. Great idea…Thank you. I am working on a gift quilt right now! I will give it a try.

  2. Clever!

  3. What a clever idea. I shall use your method the next time I gift a quilt. Thank you.

  4. What a great idea…thanks for sharing!

  5. Nice! Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. Absolutely brilliant!!! Thank you for the great tutorial.

  7. That is great! Looks sew nice folded up like that. I love it, Julie! Thanks for sharing this.

  8. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing. Neat “trick”.

  9. Makes is nice and compact for gift giving, and gives it a great look, too.

  10. What a great idea! I’m pinning this right now.

  11. I have a comma quilt that’s been laying on my floor for days waiting for me to sew it up. Your beautiful quilt has inspired me! off I go . . .

  12. What weird/fabulous timing! I’m gifting a quilt for the first time and have been wondering how the heck to present it. This is perfect, thanks!

  13. What a wonderful idea! Can’t wait to gift another quilt — or even take one to guild show-and-tell!

  14. I will def use this! I am always figuring how to get it in a bag or box so it looks nice. Cute quilt too! Will share a link to this too.

  15. This is very cool! I never know how to fold them in a nice way.
    Now I want to make a quilt and gift it. 😉

  16. Thanks for sharing. I always wondered how they folded them so nice.

  17. OMG thank you so much for this How To!!!! You’ve just made my day! I just sold two quilts to my boss and this will be the perfect way to present them to her! Thanks a million! : )

  18. Thank you for this clever idea! Most of the quilts I make are gifts- so the pocket is a great place for adding a card! Love it!

  19. not silly – clever ! nice way to fold for giving a quilt – thanks so much for sharing :) I also love your quiltcon clock so I did one for my blog (hopefully it will be a constant reminder that I need that money I’m about to buy that fabric with !!) thanks again!

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  21. Excellent idea. And I love the fabrics in this quilt. What line is this?

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