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Thread: New link for fabric organizers

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    Super Member JanetM's Avatar
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    Here is a new link for the fabric organizers I used to redo my stash.
    http://quiltfabricorganizers.com
    Great prices and shipping is included.

    My stash
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    Thanks for the site. This looks like something alot of us could and should use!

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    i made my fabric wraps. I got mat board on sale at hobby lobby for 3.00 a large sheet. i cut it 6x13 wrapped my material around it i used blue tape to hold the ends. I wrote on the tape the amount of material but if you count the wraps you won't have to write them every wrap is 6 inches so 2 wraps 12 inch . I have 3-four draw file cabinets i keep them in. i got 15 boards from each sheet of mat board so saved quit a bit

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    Great! So when do we get to see pictures of your stash?
    I love seeing everyones sewing spaces. :wink: :wink: :wink:

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    I've been thinking about doing the same thing with cardboard; that won't hurt the fabric will it seeings as how that is how it comes in the first place.

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    I use cardboard.I take the flaps off heavy boxes and they are great!Cost is right also:)

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    Boy, the "after" pictures are great. Can you explain what these are? Plastic? Cardboard? Is there some way to secure the fabric?

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    After I put the fabric on the cardboard, I jut take a long straight pin and secure the last wrap that goes around the cardboard.Works for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chay
    Boy, the "after" pictures are great. Can you explain what these are? Plastic? Cardboard? Is there some way to secure the fabric?
    Click on the link in my post. The boards are made out of an acid free plastic. You can secure the fabric with vinyl coated paperclips, or Bolt Buddy clips.

    http://www.ironpals.com

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    I use the flaps of boxes too! For my lace anyways.. lol i use to sell on ebay and have a BUNCH of boxes from there, the flaps are perfect!

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    Janet looks great!

    I like the quilt on your profile pic, do you have a bigger, close up pic of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anchored4God
    Janet looks great!

    I like the quilt on your profile pic, do you have a bigger, close up pic of it?
    Thank you, yes I do. It is the quilt I made for my mother for Christmas. It is machine appliqued and I had it professionally quilted. She did a great job.

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    Another idea is to go to a sign shop and buy their plasticote sheets. You can get a whole sheet and make quite a bit of the fabric holders for under $20. You can even get them in colors if you want. There is no patent on these - just ingenuity.

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    The plastic that these organizers come from is what sign-makers use. However, they are SO hard to cut without the proper tools. I have tried an exacto-knife, scissors, and even a paper cutter (and the blade dulled after just a few!) Sign-makers have special tools that go down between the flutes of the coroplast that makes the cuts smoothly and quickly. However, most sign-shops charge quite a bit for cutting the boards and a more than doubled charge for the boards than what they paid.

    Using cardboard is fine... if you have LOTS and LOTS of it and the time and hand-strength to cut it. The same goes for using mat boards. The strength of the mat board would concern me, too.

    For me, I have an large stash of fabric, so I have about four hundred coroplast boards I am using right now and will be needing about a hundred more to finish up. Then, I am going to move onto my fat quarters and start them.

    I also have been watching how they secure the fabric at the LQS and have used their folding technique to just fold my fabric around the plastic. It has worked well and has saved me having to purchase anything additional to secure my fabric.

    As for the cost of these... I like being organized... I like having my guest room look nice instead of haphazardly stacking fabrics. I also love to just go lay on the bed in the room, look at all my fabrics, and dream of the next project I am going to do... someday. It is worth it to me.

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    Janet, That quilt is just beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlpakk
    Janet, That quilt is just beautiful!
    Thank you so much. My Mom just recently passed away but she sure did love her quilt.

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    I use the regular bolts that fabrics come on.
    I used to fold mine around the 6" x 24" ruler but then reorganized and now my fabric stand up on the racks in my quilt studio so they are all on the bolts just like in the store.

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    Thanks for this site. I bookmarked it and plan to order.

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