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Thread: Polar Notions for fabric storage?

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    Senior Member ncredbird's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncredbird View Post
    (This is only have of the closet.)
    That should read half, not have! Ann

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    I have been just keeping mine folded on a shelf but after seeing ncredbird's, that's about to change!

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    Picture of clips used to fasten loose ends of fabric

    Just a side note here. I started by purchasing one pkg of the polar notions just to see how I liked them and quickly realized what a huge investment they were going to be for the amount of fabric that I had in storage. I also tried some colorplast -- less expensive than the Polar Notions but hard to cut and I managed to slice the webbing between my thumb and index finger pretty bad on the sharp edge of the board so decided if it would cut my hand it would cut the fabric if it rubbed on it. Accidentally came across the foam board at the Dollar Tree and decided to give it a try and haven't looked back. I highly recommend it.
    The picture below is what I use to fasten the loose ends of the fabric at the outside of the wrap on the board. I purchase them at WalMart in a small box from the stationary isle.

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    Everyone has to do what seems right to them... i do fold my fabrics and place on shelves in color groups, but the idea of folding all my fabric (8 shelves, floor to ceiling, 32 ft long) around little boards would make me run screaming from the room... everything over 1/4 yd is on the shelves, smaller than that is cut into 2.5" strips and stored in color sorted pizza boxes.... smaller than that is chopped into confetti and color sorted into baggies for future confetti blocks.... everything that is being used in current projects is in a banker's box on the end of my worktable so that i don't accidently use anything i might need on current project. when top is done, box is sorted into my three areas and done...... i can see all my fabric, and that's all i need...

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    wow i have to look in to that. they are all
    a neat way of storing fabric. thanks for the info.

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    I have stored fabric on the cardboard bolt boards, and living in humid delaware, my fabric got a musty odor as there is no air conditioning in the walk in closet in the attic ( we now have a vent in there) and the cardboard attracted moisture. I am in the process of removing the bolt boards and using coroplast, it works well. DH cuts them for me in the right size. Hoping that Home Depot or Lowe's will still carry it. It was out of stock the last time we looked.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    coroblast supply

    Greetings, all. Look here, I ordered from there and got them in under a week. http://www.uline.com/BL_1854/Plastic-Corrugated-Pads

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    Fabric should be stored in wire bins, or on shelves away from sunlight.
    Fabric needs to breath so it should never be stored in plastic bins, or wrapped in plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncredbird View Post
    I use foam board that I purchase at Dollar Tree for $1.00 each. Each one is 20X30 inches and I cut each one into 10X6 inch boards so I get 10 to a sheet which is .10 cents each. Can't beat that! I don't usually have sections of fabric over 3 yards each but have a few and have never had a problem wrapping what I need around them. They are acid free so there is no threat of harming the fabric. As you can see below they work beautifully for me. (This is only have of the closet.)

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    I think I like this idea the most. Foam board seems like it would sturdy. But will it be an issue because it is not acid free?

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    just do NOT use plain cardboard or the bolts from stores. THey are NOT acid free and will damage your fabric over time!

    Basically you just need to make sure that whatever you use, for long term storage it MUST be acid free! Fabric is too costly to end up with faded lines from acid on the card board!

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