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    Senior Member susanwilley's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    I wouldn't use it for templates but I'd save it for storing fabric on. You cut it into mini bolt boards and wrap your fabric around it so it's nice and neat on a shelf.
    That is what I use to display my fabric on. I buy large sheets of the boards from the dollar store and cut them into whatever size I need depending on my fabric yardage. It works great!

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    Super Member M.I.Late's Avatar
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    The problem with using foam core boards to store fabric on is that they are not PH Nil - they are not acid free. They are however ok to use on purse bottoms (as long as you don't get them wet). I sue the flexible chopping mats (clear) from the dollar store to make templates out of.

    Please don't use those to wrap fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt

    Oh yeah... another GREAT idea. The Polar Notions boards are a hard plastic but they are the best. (polarnotions). The other boards you see offered for sale, are usually foam core. After awhile/use, they tend to crease/bend and not work as well. IMHO. I ditched that system when I had the chance to goto 24" x 15" deep pantry cabinets with doors. (keeps the sun off, cuts down on the 'clutter look'.)

    I fold my fabrics onto shelves. BUT I'll be the FIRST to say, that it's much easier to find and access your fabrics if they are stored on boards. (don't use the cardboard bolts from the fabric stores - they have acid in em, bleaches your fabrics out over time). Foam core would be great for 'bolting' up your fabrics.

    BTW... LOVE your stash!
    The "foam boards" are not acid free either. Search "Easy Cores" on this board when you're ready for storage boards that are about half the cost of polar notions boards.

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    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
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    My question has to do with the non acid free - does this mean if you store your fabric for years, or does it do something to the fabric when it is stored for shorter amounts of time? And then, what happens to the fabric? does it lose the color? Or does it become too weakened to use?

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