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Thread: fabric bolt boards - where to get them?

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    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!

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    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.

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    I have asked for them at the quilt store. They only throw them away.

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    There was a thread on here yesterday that showed where someone ordered them.

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    You can get some thin plastic ones from Clotilde. They're about half as tall as regular bolts.

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    In April/May issue of Quilt magazine an article for Fabric Storage Sheets.

    www.polarnotions.com

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    go to links and resources pg.2 i think it says fabric organizer come see.

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    Just get some boxes and make your own :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    Just get some boxes and make your own :-)
    I priced some and at $2 a piece, I think I may need to get creative! I have a lot of fabric! :D

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    And I'm going to see if I can beg some off of my LQS this weekend.

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    You can ask for some when you go fabric shopping...they will give you the empty ones they are going to throw out at no charge...

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    I made my own out of foam core board. Works great for three yards and under. For the larger amounts I used a couple of manila folders and wrapped them carefully and then they went in a see thru bin. I had a bunch of them on the cardboard bolt things but then finding a place for them was difficult.

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    Look in the Classified section. Someone has the small one for sale. Her message was posted within the last month.

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    Here is a website that sells them
    http://www.thefabricorganizer.com/ these are the ones I have.

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    On 2/16 someone posted "STASH TAMERS" for sale.

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    The dollar tree stores has foam boards for $1 each, you can cut these to your desired lengths :wink: :D:D:D

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    Could you cut down a cardboard box and make your own ?

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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? 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 bought mine from:
    http://stores.ebay.com/GwimpyLous

    look in the Sewing and Quilting catagory.

    Gwen sells them in different qty's, most economical in batches of 48. I love mine! These boards are acid free so long time storage will not damage your fabric. The cardboard cores the fabric manufacturers use is not acid free and will over time damage your fabric. Non-acid free cardboard is cheaper to produce and the fabric manufacturers don't intend them for longtime storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    The dollar tree stores has foam boards for $1 each, you can cut these to your desired lengths :wink: :D:D:D
    The fabric boards at
    http://stores.ebay.com./GwimpyLous are even less than this including shipping. :D

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    check with one of your local sign manufacturers. My friend cut mine and wouldn't charge me for them! What a great friend! He said they had the material and it was going to be thrown away if it wasn't used. It's called coroplast. I've seen someone buying them from Polar Notions. When the price was broken down I think they were a $1.00 ea.

    I also found bolt buddies from Pals Productions and bought 200 metal clips to hold the fabric to the board. I believe those were 50.00 with shipping. Happy fabric rolling! :lol:

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    I also get mine at Wal-Mart. They seemed more than happy to get rid of them.

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    Joannes just gave me 15 which I am cutting down smaller to fit on my shelves. I Googled "corrugated plastic" and you can buy 48 48"x96" sheets for $33.00. I think we figured out we could get 6 to 8 sheets out of it depending on what size I wanted. They came in clear and colors. I like the idea of free however and since the fabric store uses them, they should be safe. Another thought is to cut down the priority boxes from USPS. They are a little lighter than the fabric boxes and may not take up as much room. Good luck. I know I want to get my fabric out of the plastic boxes and organized so I know what I have. Take care.
    Wendy B

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    I like the foam board idea from the dollar store. Gonna try it.

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    Yes Joann's will give these to you free.

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    Well, I hit the mother lode at my LQS this afternoon. As I was having them cut me some fabric, I asked if they had any of those empty cardboard things. They all looked at each other and said "Gosh, yes!" The owner then took me to their dumpster where I scarfed up handfuls as shown below. Oh, boy! I'm happy! :D
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