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    Be sure to show us your stash when it is organized!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacup
    Be sure to show us your stash when it is organized!

    Yep, we want to see!
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    When I buy fabric I ask them to leave it on the cardboard and they do. Also they will give you them, free! Just ask and you shall receive!

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    Hello Eddie,
    Those are nice but the way I look at it I would need 2 x's the space to store fabris for the thickness of the http://www.thefabricorganizer.com/
    Hope I can say this so you can see what I am trying to tell you...
    Fold fab just like you get it S to Sdraped over cutting tabl or ironing board.
    Take your 8.5 x 24 in ruller and start rolling. ( have byt this time already washed and pressed the fab and the S's are off)
    when all rolled pull ruller 1/2 way out and fold in half.
    Stack on the shelfs, by colors for kind or whatever.... now this is a great trick. When you want one lower in the stack put the ruller in just above it and hold up a bit and pull it out. You can put it back the same way. It works so great.....Hope this helps.
    Connie...

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    I've gotten a lot of mine from JoAnn's.

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    This is my plan, i think it is the cheapest way to go
    here is a tutorial
    http://www.siblingcraftery.com/2009/...ic-organizers/

    and here is the place to buy the chipboard and make one of these guys for like 10 cents

    http://www.schrafelpaper.com/index.p...f1b8755d579ceb

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    I buy the Wilton thick cake boards. I can get three from one board. The board is acid free and non toxic. At Walmart $4.50 per package 4 in a package (12 fabric boards). I use a flat flower head pin to hold the end fabic fold on the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I went to WM and got their empty carboard bolt holders. They just throw them away. The ladies were happy to give them to me.
    I have gotten some at handcocks and walmart

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    Eddie, Do you have a Costco or Sam's Club by you? They have there divider sheets of cardboard that would be perfect for fabric holding.
    And the best part it's FREE!

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    I go to JoAnn's store and get them for free. They just throw them out. If I need 1/2 ones. I just cut them down.

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    If you go to your local sign making shop, you can usually buy a plastic product that looks like cardboard but is made of a plastic that is not harmful to fabrics. It is quite cheap. I bought some and am going back for more. Just a thought.

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    Most shops will gladly give you their empty ones. My friend has a whole wall of them that she acquired that way. Just ask! Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I buy the Wilton thick cake boards. I can get three from one board. The board is acid free and non toxic. At Walmart $4.50 per package 4 in a package (12 fabric boards). I use a flat flower head pin to hold the end fabic fold on the board.
    BellaBoo, This seems like the best idea to me!

    i found them here great price.
    http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-19-by-1...3031096&sr=8-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by farnsworth
    This is my plan, i think it is the cheapest way to go
    here is a tutorial
    http://www.siblingcraftery.com/2009/...ic-organizers/

    and here is the place to buy the chipboard and make one of these guys for like 10 cents

    http://www.schrafelpaper.com/index.p...f1b8755d579ceb
    what size thickness would not bend over ?

    im looking on ebay, they have some that is as thin as cereal boxes but the thicker ones would serve better right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    Does anyone know where I can order some of those cardboard bolt things to store fabric on?

    The sister of one of the members sells them on ebay. Here is the link:

    http://stores.ebay.com/GwimpyLous

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    I got all my cardboard bolts from Walmart, Joanns, and the local quilt shops I shop at. I empty a lot of bolts when I shop, I see no point in just buying 3 yds. and leaving a lonely couple of yards on the bolt. Most of the time, if I ask for the cardboard bolt I just emptied, they give it to me. Sometimes I spot empty cardboard sitting behind the cashier station and I ask them if I can have it.

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    JoAnn's also throws theirs away. They have them behind the cutting counter. Just ask and they'll give you as many as you want. I walked out one day with 15 of them. :thumbup:

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    here i am again, the odd man out.

    i used to store my fabrics on open shelves. it looks so pretty that way and it's so easy to "shop my stash". however i gave that up a few years ago. i got tired of dusting my fabrics and of the yellowing or fading at the folds.

    instead, i now store mine in stacking sets of clearish plastic drawers. i can see what i have; less exposure to the elements.
    the drawers cost less than shelving; i can store googobs more in the same space.

    just my two-cents before i dash off to the saltmines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    here i am again, the odd man out.

    i used to store my fabrics on open shelves. it looks so pretty that way and it's so easy to "shop my stash". however i gave that up a few years ago. i got tired of dusting my fabrics and of the yellowing or fading at the folds.

    instead, i now store mine in stacking sets of clearish plastic drawers. i can see what i have; less exposure to the elements.
    the drawers cost less than shelving; i can store googobs more in the same space.

    just my two-cents before i dash off to the saltmines.
    looks great. someday mine will look this good

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    Emputy Cardboard Fabric Bolts

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Does anyone know where I can order some of those cardboard bolt things to store fabric on? I have some fabric that I have yards and yards of, so would really like to store it like a fabric store would. I've also seen pics of some people's sewing rooms here and they have what look like 1/2 length ones that they store fabric on. So where do I get these and what are they called? I tried Googling, but I guess I'm just not using the right wording to find anything. Thanks!
    I have several available. Please contact me,

    John

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    I have several. Please contact me,

    John

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    I would always ask my local quilt store for them and they were overjoyed with getting rid of them. Too bad you are not in Southern California becuase I am taking them to the recycle place because I am moving into a smaller place. I would store fabrics that had at least 2.5 yards.
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    Just a suggestion: If one is going to the trouble of storing their fabric on these holders, why not apply a qty on the end and if you use off it, adjust the quantity. It is my plan.

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    I have over 100 cardboard fabric bolts. I am going to place them on craigslist. It would be too expensive to ship them. I am going to sell them for .50 each. When I wanted them I would have paid that. I live in the Southern California Area if anyone is interested. (Palm Desert, CA). deblaquinta

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