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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    I use one board about 10 yards was the biggest half yard smallest i have about one hundred approximately stored in boxes because of a move i love how organized they look and how they store sp easily! And i have had them for over a year
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS View Post
    The stores don't have to worry about the cardboard not being acid-free, because the fabric is not on them for long enough to be a problem. they sell it before the fabric can be affected! I haaven't heard how long it takes for that cardboard to damage fabric - but I'm not taking any chances - I have too much invested in my stash!
    Exactly! As a relatively new quilter I don't worry about the age of my fabrics but I know there are many that have fabric for years and years and ... yes, more years! As a serious amateur photographer, I've used acid free mat board for a long time and it really makes a difference. Last year, I was doing some much needed cleaning out of old prints, etc. and I found some that had been stored in a non-acid free envelope in the same box with those that had been properly stored. Let me tell you, there is a BIG difference. The improperly stored prints were yellowed and spotted while the others were in pristine condition. There is a reason that people are advised to store wedding dresses in acid free boxes.
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    FYI; I've seen fabrics wrapped on cardboard bolts from the mfg for years with no damage to the fabric.
    acid free is used mostly in paper art, don't pay extra for it. Save your money to buy more fabric.
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    Name:  fabric using comic boards web.jpg
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Size:  125.3 KB Here's the progress I made yesterday in MY AREA! I'm very happy with the way it's coming together. Not all of the fabric is wrapped on boards. If I did wrap, I found that less than 1 yard was not worth wrapping and putting on shelf (really couldn't see the fabric), 1-2 yards did well on 1 board, 2 or more yards did better with 2 boards.

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Size:  91.2 KB This is the fabric that was in totes folded any which way. They'll need to be gently pressed and wrapped. I imagine a good day's work ahead. IF I can't get it all onto the shelves, guess I'll have to purge some!

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Size:  68.0 KB I've been using the 6 3/4" x 10 1/2" boards. They fit nicely on the fabric when it's folded selvage to selvage and then folded one more time.

    When I first became aware of using comic boards for fabric I thought...WHY would you anyone spend the extra money??? Now I know better....it was NOT expensive (I could lose more money than it cost to buy 2 packages (total $12.00) and it looks SO PRETTY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kath12 View Post
    I too have been using the comic boards for my fabric.
    *****less than a 1/2 yard I cut the board in half. ******
    Can you describe or post pictures of how you wrap less than 1 yard of farbric? Thanks
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    I also use the comic boards and then I put them on end in plastic tubs. Very easy to access and see everything I have. I ruler fold anything over a yard and put on shelves. I have one bedroom with shelving on 3 walls and that is where I put the yardage/ruler folded material. I don't know anything about acid free. I'm not sure I get it. I have fabric that has been in boxes for well over 20 years and pulled some of that out this past winter and it is still just fine. I am making an effort to get rid of some of this old material and make something out of it. I doubt I'll be quilting for another 20 years as I suspect my eyesight and hands will go eventually making it impossible so I'm not worrying about the acid free.

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    AWESOME, and I do have a closet I could empty. I don't have that much fabric yet but why not start out right!!!!!!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echoemb View Post
    I also use the comic boards and then I put them on end in plastic tubs. Very easy to access and see everything I have. I ruler fold anything over a yard and put on shelves. I have one bedroom with shelving on 3 walls and that is where I put the yardage/ruler folded material. I don't know anything about acid free. I'm not sure I get it. I have fabric that has been in boxes for well over 20 years and pulled some of that out this past winter and it is still just fine. I am making an effort to get rid of some of this old material and make something out of it. I doubt I'll be quilting for another 20 years as I suspect my eyesight and hands will go eventually making it impossible so I'm not worrying about the acid free.
    I agree completely. I, too, have had fabric folded in cardboard boxes for 23+ yrs and the fabric is perfect when I remove them for use. I also have used the cardboard bolts from fabric stores and my LQS keeps the empty bolts for me in a large cardboard box and I pick them up weekly. You can get 4 boards out of each that are 9.5 x 11 in size. I agree, save your money for more stash. Jinnie
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    Quote Originally Posted by echoemb View Post
    I also use the comic boards and then I put them on end in plastic tubs. Very easy to access and see everything I have. I ruler fold anything over a yard and put on shelves. I have one bedroom with shelving on 3 walls and that is where I put the yardage/ruler folded material. I don't know anything about acid free. I'm not sure I get it. I have fabric that has been in boxes for well over 20 years and pulled some of that out this past winter and it is still just fine. I am making an effort to get rid of some of this old material and make something out of it. I doubt I'll be quilting for another 20 years as I suspect my eyesight and hands will go eventually making it impossible so I'm not worrying about the acid free.
    I agree completely. I, too, have had fabric folded in cardboard boxes for 23+ yrs and the fabric is perfect when I remove them for use. I also have used the cardboard bolts from fabric stores and my LQS keeps the empty bolts for me in a large cardboard box and I pick them up weekly. You can get 4 boards out of each that are 9.5 x 11 in size. I agree, save your money for more stash. Jinnie
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    comic Book Boards

    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000 View Post
    I have gone through two packs of 100 each. They are totally acid free, both sides. I love how my fabric looks and so easy to pull one out and slide it back in again.
    Could someone post pictures of how they are used? Read so much about how great they are, but have never seen them in use. Thanks
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