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Thread: foam boards for storing fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigidodds View Post
    I use the foam boards sold at Dollar Store for $1 and cut them to size. Works the same as the expensive ones I bought before finding these.
    Love the $ store foam core.....needing to cut some more today..( 3 orders from Connecting Threads arrived )

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    I don't remember who sold them but this link is where another member gets them and she said it's the cheapest she's seen. I hope this helps.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/p...ing-b9366.html
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    We have foam core boards for sale. Can't tell from this message from romansjg who was interested. Anyway email me for prices & sizes we have very low prices.
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    I'm with you. I don't know what they are talking about either. Maybe they are pinning fabric to the boards and then using that for storage like books on a shelf. That's all I can picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jratcliff View Post
    I'm with you. I don't know what they are talking about either. Maybe they are pinning fabric to the boards and then using that for storage like books on a shelf. That's all I can picture.
    Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe they use them to wrap their fabric around to resemble a "bolt" of fabric and they can store them upright like books on a shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jratcliff View Post
    I'm with you. I don't know what they are talking about either. Maybe they are pinning fabric to the boards and then using that for storage like books on a shelf. That's all I can picture.
    You take your fabric, fold it in half lengthwise (so the selvages meet) then fold it in half again. So your fabric is approximately 11-1/4inches wide. (11-1/4 times 4 equals 45") by however many yards you purchased. Then you lay your fabric on a flat surface, place the board on top of the fabric (so the longest side of the board is the part is perpendicular to the fabric & there is just a smidgen of the top & bottom of the board showing once it is covered with fabric) and start rolling the fabric around the board until the fabric is all rolled onto the board. Take the last inch, fold it under so the edge that is cut is folded under, & secure it with a plastic coated paper clip. Hope this helps explain it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psailer View Post
    ok call me stupid...lol.. i dont know what any of you are talking about foam boards how do they work? thanks paula
    Foam board is a poster board size sheet of dense foam that is about 1/4 inch thick and can readily be cut to any size you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johans View Post
    I've searched some on here, but now need to ask. Who is it on this forum that makes the foam core boards? I've been using Polar Notions (200 of them), and they're expensive -- but excellent. For my remaining stash -- those pieces that are 1/4 - 1/2 yard I'd like something more reasonable. I have a lot of them.
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    I use the comic book board, work great!
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    Thank you for this wonderful info. I did not like the idea of cutting a bunch of foam board. I will give your advice a try, using the comic boards.

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