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Thread: Comic Boards

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    Comic Boards

    Hi Ladies and gents. I'm new to the board and am enjoying seeing how everyone organizes their stashes. Needless to say, I have lots of fabric to organize. The comic boards interest me as a means of standardizing my fabric storage. Most of my fabrics are 3-5 yard pieces. (long story probable the same or similar to that of everyone else with large pieces ). My question is -- how much yardage can I reasonably put on a comic board without it turning into a donut or an orb? Thank you so much (in advance) for any help you can give me. This is a great forum; I'm so glad to have found it. Joyce and her pack of beagles

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    Hi, and welcome! I just wrapped 3 yards of fabric on a comic board, and it didn't bend or warp. I think the boards are sturdy enough to hold 5 yards easily. The main thing is to not pull fabric tightly around the board. I've been really happy with the results using the boards. I got mine from Amazon for about $13 for 100, well worth it!

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    Joyce, I use Polar notions, they are VERY STURDY, and I can get 5 or more yards on each one
    dare to dream

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    If you lay your fabric on a table and turn the board as you roll up the fabric it stays flat. I put about 3 yards per board because most of my stash is that length or shorter. You will be so happy once your stash is on boards!

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    Nice to know. Everyone has so much information to share!!

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    I have done up to 5 yards with success. Have fun with your organization. I do wish that I had labeled each one with the exact yardage as I wrapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nana2madmax View Post
    I have done up to 5 yards with success. Have fun with your organization. I do wish that I had labeled each one with the exact yardage as I wrapped.
    great tip!!!

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    I have cut the cardboard that fabric comes on to the Joann's store. they give them away free so they don't have to haul out to the dumpster. I cut each one into 4 sections same size and some have 10 yds on and they stand up so nice. I can pull one out and not worry about the others falling down either. Best of all they are Free. I have a whole cupboard setup this way so far and some in totes that I need to get another cabinet that opens with 2 large doors. I want to put them on casters so that I can move them if necessary. Will do that this summer when DD # 4 is home on vacation. She is the only one who helps and doesn't tell me I should start getting rid of my stash, so they don't have too. I don't plan on dying soon and hope to be around after I retire in a couple of years. Would retire now and take disability, but I need the health ins benefits I get from work.

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    I recently spent three months wrapping my stash around comic boards. For those longer lengths (4 or more yds) I bought some foam core boards from U-Line. There are two benefits from buying some of the stronger boards. One, you can wrap those longer lengths, and two, the stronger boards when filled act as braces when you store your fabric on shelves like books. These two ideas have made knowing what I have and shopping in my stash pleasurable and not frustrating. I highly recommend this idea and yes, I found out about it from this board!

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    I love using the comic boards. I have a max of about 4 yds on a board but as I read here I see that I could go up to 5 on a board. Usually if I buy 5 or more it is used right away for some reason. I guess for my stash I don't usually buy in larger quantities. Using the boards has made a real difference for me in my sewing room. I love walking up to the shelves and selecting instead of rummaging through tons of stuff.

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