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Thread: SURVEY for COMIC BOARD users

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    Question SURVEY for COMIC BOARD users

    I bought some comic boards and test wrapped two separate fabrics.
    One fabric using 2 boards (acid free sides out) and the other fabric with 1 board.
    The 1 board wrapped fabric was flimsier than the 2 boards.
    I think 2 boards would be better because the acid free side would be touching the fabric...
    but I don't want to double my cost by using 2 boards if the concensus is that it's really not necessary.
    I think 1 board would be okay once it's up but then one side of the fabric is touching 'non acid free' paper and some say 'that's a no no...almost like putting fabric in cardboard boxes'.

    soooo...........

    Do you use one or two comic boards per piece of fabric?

    What size boards did you use?

    What is the longest length fabric you wrapped on the boards?

    What is the shortest length fabric you wrapped on the boards?

    How long ago did you wrap the fabric?

    Are you noticing any issues between the boards and the fabrics?

    How many 'wrapped fabrics' do you have?

    Got a picture to attach? I'd love to see them for inspiration!



    Thanks for taking time out of your day to answer these questions. If anyone else has questions for the survey, please ask away so we'll all learn from each other.
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    I use one board. So far no problems. I think the most fabric I've wrapped on the boards was maybe 5 yds and I may have used two boards for that one. On smaller amounts of fabric (less than a yard) I cut the boards in half and use them that way. I use the larger board - I believe it's about 11" high by about 9" wide. I really like the way they look on the shelf and how much easier it is to retrieve the fabric. Right now most of my fabric is folded on the shelves, but I'm working a little bit at a time to move it over to the comic book boards.

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    I have not used any boards yet. I just ruler fold my fabric and stack in cabinet. I have been thinking about using boards so I will follow this and see how everyone else feels.

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    I am just starting to put my fabric on boards, because I have seen so many who use it, and comment on how easy it is to access the fabric and I like how organized it is, whether by color or amount, etc. I am not wrapping anything over 2 yards or under 1/2 yard, preferring to do ruler fold on them and keeping on another shelf. I have the 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 boards. And this is a dumb question, but I would like to know, just which side is the acid free side? The shiny or dull. When I get my sewing room back in order, BIG REMODEL, I will post pictures of my boarded fabric. I will definitely keep an eye on this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter View Post
    which side is the acid free side? The shiny or dull.
    Great question! From what I've read and what the man at the comic book store told me - the acid free side is the shiny side.

    I've also read (and this is why I'm confused) that if the 'board is acid free' it means 'the entire board is acid free'. I wonder if the shiny side is another layer of protective coating.

    Thanks KSDOTS and SPARTAN - those are the types of answers I was hoping for.

    MIGHTY - I was with you in folding the fabric on a ruler....now I want them upright and lined up in a cabinet so I can easily remove them...without upsetting the entire stack.
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    My boards said "acid free"on the package. Not acid free on one side or the shiny side, that would just defeat my purpose.

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    I just bought a pack of 50 today to try them out. The ones I bought are acid free on both sides. So far I have wrapped lengths of 2 yds on one board but I have some longer ones that I will probably use 2 boards for. I originally bought some of the expensive ones ( approx. $1 each) and I liked those OK but they are thicker so I think I will be able to store more fabric on these in less space. So far so good. The size I bought was roughly 7 X 10. They did have a larger size that was about 9 X 10. They were $7.75 for 50.
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    I love these boards. Just got them a couple of weeks ago and immediately used 300. Now my totes are easy access and I can move the fabric around without it falling apart and getting messy. It was also a good experience to touch and inspect all my fabrics to "remember" what I owned.

    I wrapped up to 3-4 yards on one and no less than 1/2 yard. I was not happy with the 1/2 yard since it was kind of a waste of a board so I stopped doing that. I would now do a yard or more.

    I bought the boards on Amazon since hubby gets free shipping but someone here found them at a comic book store cheaper. It was funny that the Amazon reviews were from quilters and not comic book owners.

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    I too have been using the comic boards for my fabric. I think my fabric takes less space and love being able to see at a glance what I have. My oldest granddaughter (age 14) loves to organize them by color for me (she already has color organized my thread). The most I put on a board is 2 yds and anything less than a 1/2 yard I cut the board in half. I am discovering many fabrics that I didn't know I had. I have already gone through 300 boards and need to order more. I order mine from Amazon. I need to go shopping in my own stash!
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    I'm planning to purchase the comic boards and I would assume acid free means acid free!

    I've done a lot of photography and framing in the past and if I purchase acid free mat board it is acid free all the way through. And I can't imagine that the people who purchase the boards for comics would be any less particular.
    Pat

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