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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.
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!
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 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?
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.