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Thread: Need ideas

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    Member crazyforquilting's Avatar
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    I am doing a craft/quilt show in Sept. and would like some ideas
    on how to keep my bolts of fabric standing upward for people to see. The first show I did had a wall that I could use for a brace to hold them up but this one will only have the curtains on all 3 sides. Any ideas on what to use? Thanks.

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    Not tested but just a thought. I would try heavy book ends.

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    Lay two 2x4's out like railroad tracks. Attach
    pvc pipes upright on the 2x4's spaced evenly. Both 2x4's will be identical. The pvc probably should be 1/2 the height of your bolts. Put one bolt between each set of two pipes. This makes the bolts at a right angle to the 2x4's and 2 pvc pipes between each bolt. (1 pvc pipe on the 2x4 in front and 1 pvc on the 2x4 in the back) When you are looking at the fabric bolts from the front, head on, you would see a pvc pipe, a bolt of fabric, a pvc pipe, a bolt of fabric, a pvc pipe, etc. and the wood would be underneath. Cut the 2x4's into whatever is an easily transportable length. I hope this is easy to understand.

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    Instead of stacking the bolts upright vertically, how about laying them down side-by-side on the table. That way you won't have to worry about them falling over and people can still see each fabric individually. I make a beeline to anywhere I see fabric, whether it's up, down, or stacked so I don't think you'll have a problem attracting customers, I personally can spot a bolt end a mile away.

    Then you could use anything with a little weight to hold the ends, a couple of bricks, a block of wood, those old metal bookends you see in offices with the lip on the bottom that goes under the books would work really good.

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    Thank you for your great ideas. This is just my second show and I'm brainstorming for different things to try.

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