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Thread: size of boards

  1. #11
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    Jacksonville, FL
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I actually measured the boards and they're 8 x 12. I marked one of the Dollar General boards so you can see how I cut them. I don't normally mark them like that, I just make a pencil tick mark along the edge. I'm going to give the square to my daughter in law for her home school crafty stuff. If you cut them in half they'd probably work really well for wrapping strings on.

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    Thank you very much. I'm a very visual person (I guess most quilters are) and this is extremely helpful!

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    I found some laminated folders at the office supply that ended up being about 40 cents each. They are light weight but seem to work well with my1 yard cuts. This would be a good time of year to check out the sales.

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    Super Member kathdavis's Avatar
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    Check to see what size will fit on your shelves. I had to buy comic book boards that were 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 so they would fit on my bookshelves.

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    Super Member MistyMarie's Avatar
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    I used coroplast and wrapped my fabric in fourths, so my boards are 11.75 by 8" so they fit a standard bookcase (that I get from Wal-Mart for $30.00). I use smaller pieces for my fat quarters and even use odd pieces for strips and bindings. Here is a picture:
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    Mine are 9X10 because that fits my bookcase. It leaves a piece that is 3" X 20 which could be cut and used for something, I suppose. However, this is what they are used for:
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    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Super Member fleurdelisquilts.com's Avatar
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    I like the idea of cutting them to fit the shelves they'll go on--just makes sense. Measure the height from the top of one shelf to the bottom of the one above it. Then measure the depth of the shelf to get a width. Don't forget to subtract a few inches off the height so it will easily go on the shelf. Good luck!!!

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    I measured the height and width of my fabric cabinet then cut my boards to fit. I cut the boards in half for my fat quarters. This method worked perfect for me.

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