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    Super Member aneternalpoet's Avatar
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    Does anyone know what those board things are called that you wrap fabric around on your shelves? What dimensions, or type of material that could be possibly used to make them( don't have funds to buy them, or even a store to purchase them for that matter)? OR, even any ideas to use to keep fabric neat on my shelf? I did the folding thing, with the ruler, and its great. But I just want to be able to utilize the few shelves I have, more efficiently..

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    You can check here for some info from CraftyBear:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-71377-1.htm

    You can also use foam core board (it looks like corrugated cardboard, but is white and smoother than cardboard). It can be found at office supply stores, art supply stores, online, etc. Some places may cut it for you, or you can use a box knife to cut it.
    I haven't tried any of this yet, LOL! My stash is still pretty messy! :thumbup: :lol: :lol:

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    You can use cardboard to do this neet storage idea. Fold your fabric so that it is only 22 inches tall. Wrap it arouind the card board pieces. This reduces how much room you need to set your fabric on down to bookcase size.

    Lanny

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    Thanks Christine.. If we had any store like that here in our small mountain town, I would check on it, lol.. But it did give me ideas, about thick cardboard boxes I might be able to find at stores that empty their frieght.. Not sure if they would hold up as well, but worth a try I guess..

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    The ones I've seen are made of a heavy plastic . I do something similar but don't leave the template in the fabric and lay my fabric down on the shelf instead of standing it up. I measure the width of my shelf then decide how many stacks of fabric will fit in that space - on my purchased bookcases I can get three stacks per shelf, so I take the length of shelf, subtract 1.5 or 2 inches to allow for space between the stacks and divide the remainder by three. Thats how wide I cut my template used for folding fabric. (I cut up a damaged cutting mat to use for this purpose.) To fold fabric, I first fold it down to about the size of a fat quarter, then lay the folding template on it and fold the fabric over the template to get the final size. I always plan it so that the final fold is on the short side of the template, or the bottom. Slide the template out and lay the fabric on the shelf with the final fold to the outside. Doing it this way keeps the outside edges smooth so you can easily see the fabric. Also, the stacks tend to lean away from the final fold, so they lean toward the back of the shelf.

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    I went to joannes and asked if I could have some of the cardboard things that their fabric came on. they were more than appy to give them to me..she said it saved her from carrying out back. from one piece i got 4-11 1/2"x 7" pieces. works perfect anmd FREE
    David

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    All great tips. Thank you.

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    you can use coroplast i bought mine at sign store for $20 for a 4'x8' sheet i cut 4"x6" for under 1/2 yd and 12"x6" for up to 2 yd pieces i use the large plastic paper clips from wal mart $1.88 for 50 to clip on the fabric. i cut the plastic board with a utility knife and ruler I have used foam board but not sure if it is acid free

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