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Thread: Comic Book Backings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shermy View Post
    I went to the comic store in Green Bay, WI. and checked out the backings and they were way to thin to hold up the fabric. I don't know what the other backings look like, but I didn't buy those for sure..
    I don't have tons of yardage. Usually the biggest pieces I have are about 3 yds or so and it holds them fine (the ones I got) but you won't find the boards to be thick and heavy like the fabric boards that yardage is on at your quilt shop. Once you start wrapping it around it just holds up itself. I stack them like standing books and so far haven't had any trouble. I'm on my second hundred now and I'm NOT buying fabric until a lot of this stash is used. :0

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyg19 View Post
    quiltlady, I'm waiting for mine to arrive. anyday now.
    I had to order more because I'm not close to a comic book store. Amazon still has them for $11.72 with free shipping.
    Hope you are happy with the ones you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftykk View Post
    so are they thick enough? do they bend/bow?
    None of mine have bowed. Yes, they're thin but they seem to hold 3 yards okay.

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    I got a package of these today from teh comic book place. 115 peices for $10 I thought that was a pretty sweet deal. I'm excited start folding and organizing.

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    Can anyone tell me if the boards are similar in strength or thickness to the plastic boards sold by Polar Notions? Is the board thicker than card stock type paper one would but at a craft store? I have used Polar Notions and woman in my craft group saw them and went to a nearby plastic manufacturer and had boards cut by them. Still came to about a $1.00 a board though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katmom View Post
    Can anyone tell me if the boards are similar in strength or thickness to the plastic boards sold by Polar Notions? Is the board thicker than card stock type paper one would but at a craft store? I have used Polar Notions and woman in my craft group saw them and went to a nearby plastic manufacturer and had boards cut by them. Still came to about a $1.00 a board though!
    Wow. $1 a board is pricey, don't you think? My boards from Hobbies Depot are not really thick but they're doing the job. They are 24 pound weight...heavier than card stock but not foamboard weight or thickness. They are 71/2X 11 or so far I have no complaints.

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    I have used 300 of the comic book boards and am thrilled by the nice way all my fabric is organized. I am using them for border fabric and bindings. It is nice to have the binding ironed and neatly folded around the comic book board with the length and any extra pieces of fabric tucked underneath.

    We found the cheapest place to get them is a comic book store. The clerks are really funny about all the quilters coming in to their stores now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetana3 View Post
    I have used 300 of the comic book boards and am thrilled by the nice way all my fabric is organized. I am using them for border fabric and bindings. It is nice to have the binding ironed and neatly folded around the comic book board with the length and any extra pieces of fabric tucked underneath.

    We found the cheapest place to get them is a comic book store. The clerks are really funny about all the quilters coming in to their stores now.
    I got some strange looks when I walked in the store, but they weren't so bad. I think I was the first girl in there for a while. The guy did ask if that was the right size for my books and I just said oh i'm not using it for comic books, i have another use for them i just need the acid free cardboard and left it at that. I did make my husband park out front so he could look in since it was a little weird being the only girl in there.

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    I have used Polar Notions and love them, but they are very pricey. I have thought about getting the comic backings but because my sewing studio is in the basement I was afraid that they wouldn't hold up to dampness. Now I do have a dehumidifier down there that runs when it needs to and I don't feel that my basement is damp. My question is-will the comic book backings hold up in a basement? Will they bend, warp or whatever from the basement air? What are your thoughts?
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    Sandi, if there is enough moisture in the basement sewing room to damage the boards, it would be rusting your equipment and mildewing your fabric. The comic book boards should be just fine. My husband has his books in our basement and runs a dehumidifyer all summer and they are fine.

    The boards I got have a nice slick finish and work great.

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