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Thread: Polar Notions for fabric storage?

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    Polar Notions for fabric storage?

    Has anyone had any experience with Polar Notions? It's a fabric storage system that has sheets of plastic that you can wrap your fabric around.
    Thanks!

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    Sounds just like the core boards lots of members are using..

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    Does anyone have any suggestions for fabric storage? What do you girls like? What do I need to stay away from?

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    Every one is different.. And financial situations chose whats good for them..

    You can buy:
    polar boards- thin boards with clips
    core boards- there's a member here who sells them - again a thin core board
    comic boards- can order them online - these are thinner and some use 2-3 at a time for stiffness
    Picture mat boards- you can get leftovers and cut to size from the framing stores
    Ruler fold- free - and you just wrap your fabric around one of your rulers and fold
    Bolt boards- free- joannes, hobby lobby and LQS will give them away as they will be trashed


    I ruler fold anything less than 2.5 yards
    I keep anything more than 3 yards on the fabric bolts

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    I use foam board, make minnie bolts, stand them up in my old china hutch and in cupboards, open the door and I can see what I have at a glance.1/2 yard or smaller are sorted by color, kept in baskets and considered Lg scraps, scraps from sewing is trimed into largest usable size, strips and or squares and kept in labeled baskets. When starting a project, after selecting fabric I always check my scrap bins to see if anything will work first before cutting into yardage.

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    I ruler fold most of my fabrics - all but the little scraps or really long yardages. I don't have to pay for any boards!
    Rilène

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    After reading Alaskasunshine's thread with great photos showing how she wrapped her fabric on Coroplast boards, I found a local sign shop that would sell me 4' x 8' sheets for $15 each. I ended up needing a lot more boards than expected, and it was a job cutting them up (used old blades in my 60mm rotary cutter), but buying a few at a time over a period of a couple of months, it didn't seem so bad. I also cut up comic boards to fold smaller pieces of fabric around. Shopping my stash for the several projects completed since then has been so different from before. It's just wonderful!

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    I too followed Alasksunshine thread. I found corollary boards at gone depot, I think they were 3x2 and about $6ish each. Easy way to buy over time.

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    I started out with Polar Notions. They are nice, but pricey. After that I went with comic book boards. The are acid free and you can get 100 for $10. Overall I have to say I really prefer the comic book boards. They hold the fabric nicely and the big plus - they aren't as thick so you don't lose shelf space. It adds up when you start thinking about it. I thought about buying some of the other ideas mentioned but I just really didn't want to spend the time cutting them to size. This just works for me.

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    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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