Storing painted drops: folded vs crumpled?

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I have a couple painted drops I'm using for a tour. In this design, the bottom of the drops are cut away irregularly, so there's nowhere for a pipe or chain pocket. In the past I've folded them, but found the creases are hard to get out without a way to weight the bottom. I'm considering crumpling them into a hamper rather than folding them, so at least the creases would be irregular and might disappear into the paint treatment (clouds.)
Does anyone have experience with this, positive or negative?

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They are painted muslin, painted for the first time, so not excessively crunchy, but definitely not silky soft.
Thanks!
 

Van

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Fold. I've seen Cut drops shipped and stored with a full sized muslin "under-sheet" to help keep edges neat.
The idea behind folding being that, yes you have "regular" lines but the lines take up a much smaller surface area because they are straight. When you crumple a drop you are created a myriad of random lines and stressing a much larger surface area of the drop which degrades the whole thing faster.
 

techieman33

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I agree with Van, crumpling it up is also going to be a lot harder on the paint, and it will be a lot more likely to start flaking off.
 

dbaxter

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How would they store if you rolled them up on a carpet tube? We get free tubes from our local carpet supply all the time. No wrinkles!
 

RonHebbard

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How would they store if you rolled them up on a carpet tube? We get free tubes from our local carpet supply all the time. No wrinkles!
Or Sono-Tubes if you're looking for larger diameters?
Toodleoo!
Ron Hebbard.
 

Amiers

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You can also drop a pipe in them at straight line points... or run chain/lead weights.
I agree, you could make a straight pocket above the cut area or even make a pocket that runs along the cut area and find some ball n chains to run through the pocket.