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Thread: ne1 use these to organize/store fabrics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor'easter
    Dick Blick has currogated plastic.
    i saw that. almost as expensive as the other. oh well. don't really have enough to worry about 'cause i try to use it before buying more (yeah, right :shock: )

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    OK, Victory.com sells the plastic in 12x24 inch sheets in lots of 10, but priced by the sheet. 10-20 sheets are @$1.50/sheet. you cut to get 3 "bolts" per sheet, so with shipping, I can get 60 for $38.80. BUT, 30-40 sheets are $.75 ea. so I can get 120 bolts for $39.92!! 50 sheets @ $.70 ea makes 150 bolts for 45.73!! Of course shipping will vary, but I wouldn't think it will be much different. I couldn't find anywhere on their website that said wholesale only. and its a little difficult to navigate...but..
    Victory.com
    under campaign products and services click yard signs
    click blank coroplast signs
    scroll and click on "order now" under blank plastic signs
    scroll to 4mm 24x12 corrugated plastic (its on the right 3rd down)
    go to 1st little gray "order" box (before the 'you may be interested in these products) you must order multiples of 10. Hope this helps!! I only wish I was that organized!! and sorry for the long post.

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    I went to that site and didn't really see the product - but it sounds like it's plexiglass. Even buying plexi at the hardware store is a tad pricey (would you believe it costs more than glass?!?). Still, if that's what you wanted, I'm pretty sure the local hardware store could cut ya some and it'd be cheaper than ordering from that site, especially since you could buy a few and try them. If you liked 'em, you could always space out your purchases until you had all you needed.

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    Go to the fabric stores and ask them if they have empty Bolt holders they throw them away in the bin. try Joanns that is where i got mine when i was in Florida

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerrie
    Go to the fabric stores and ask them if they have empty Bolt holders
    i have some of these, but it seems there's a problem with acidity - i've been wondering myself why they would use them in quilt stores if that is the case.

    *shrug* dunno -

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    They are cheap and the fabric is not on the bolt for all that long. Perhaps that is one reason many quilt shops sell 'end of bolt' cuts at a discount. :?:

    You can find plexiglas at most glass stores, hardware stores and big box home improvement stores. You'd only need thin stuff and it's pretty easy to cut at home.

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    How about cardboard covered with contact paper :?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    How about cardboard covered with contact paper :?:
    hmmm . . . have plenty of contact paper left over from another project.

    nor'easter - any thoughts?

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    I wondered about that, too, Ruth.

    I know the acidity level of the adhesive side is too high for book preservation purposes and the like, but you probably don't care about the long-term preservation of the cardboard. So far, I have been unable to find anything that tells me the pH of the vinyl side of Con-Tact Paper or whether the acid from the adhesive will leech through to the front. I'll let you know if I find anything new.

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    Have you asked the quilt shop if they can save you some empty bolts? I would never spend that much on the those plastic ones. You still have to be tidy using those.

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