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    comic book store

    So I went to the comic book store today to get more boards to put my fabric on (I've only gone through 200 so far). I grab 2 packages of boards and head to the register. The young guy working there just smiles and says 'for fabric'? I said yes and he said "we get that alot". He also indicated he was thrilled to have another avenue for sales.

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    what are these?
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    We quilters must not look like the average comic book collectors. LOL

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    They are use to wrap fabric around for neat storage.

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    When I bought mine the other day, he said "No bags?". I said, "No, it's for fabric". He said, "never heard that before". Sure he will again soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leggz48 View Post
    what are these?
    these are for folding your fabric a really neat, orderly way. Go to this tutorial here on QB and see what a beautiful, organized fabric stash looks like. The "teacher" shows us how to fold fabric around her boards - they are not comic boards - but comic boards are also used much the same way:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...om-t43871.html
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    How much are the boards usually?

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    Wonderful tip. You just solved my problem. I hand dye fabric and currently just fold them on hangers but not the best use of the space. Will check out folding them on comic book boards.
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    Which size do you buy? I see a few different sizes. I'm thinking I may run to the comic book store on my way home.

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    OK...called the comic book store and the poor guy got flustered on the phone with me. Guess they don't get many girls calling up there. LOL! I will run by and pick up a pack of 100 and see how the do! Thank you for the information!!!

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    when I did it I bought 700 and used them. It's a great way to display your fabric and be able to see what you have.

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    They come in a couple of different sizes, too, which is kind of nice. I haven't used up my 1 st 200 boards, but if I could get the energy it's so nice to see the fabric all neat and visible.

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    The Dollar Tree has large foam core boards that can be cut to the right size and they're only $1 each. They're the same size as a large poster board so they'll make quite a few of the smaller boards. They aren't any thicker than the ones shown in the video.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    My comic book store sells packs of 50 regular size for $3.99, there is a larger one for $5.99 for 50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    We quilters must not look like the average comic book collectors. LOL
    If you haven't yet, watch "Big Bang Theory" and you'll see what comic book collectors are like!!

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    All my fabric, except for the bolts, is on boards and I love it. Can see what I have at a glance and can get the one I want without a struggle.
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    Sounds like a great idea. Guess I'll have to see if I can find a comic book store around here!!

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    Love this idea....almost finished with my stash. For longer yds consider by 8 1/2 by 11 foam boards from ULine. They are stronger and help braced the other smaller units. Really really makes orderly stash. Whoever came up with idea deserves a great pat on the back!

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    My LQS gives me about 20 empty cardboard bolts. I cut them in half, usually, and work with that. And, they are free. Ask.. it doesn't hurt!

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    I am so encouraged by everyone - plan on making my first purchase this week and then you will find me surrounded by my stash!
    Quilting makes me happy!..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    We quilters must not look like the average comic book collectors. LOL
    Right! I doubt any of us look like we came straight off "The Big Bang Theory" cast.
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    They are about $13 /100 on Amazon. They work wonderfully. 8 1/2 x11

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    I ordered one hundred from amazon...today i started. went though it quick! ....so, the kids and i stopped at a comic boook store....they were all out! but are getting more on wed and are saving me a couple of packs. the owner of the shop asked "plastic too for the comics" as his wife is shaking her head "no" and i said..Nope, i'm a quilter!

    my next step is to get a bookcase for the closet to store these in....

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