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    fabric storage

    Where do people find the whatever you call to wrap your fabric in like the stores do so it will stand on your shelf and what sizes do they come in? Any reply would be greatly appreciated.

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    Do a search on google for comic boards.
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    I have used the Easy Core boards that you can buy here.

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    I use foam board from the $ store, I cut mine with an old rotery cutting blade. 12 inches tall and 10 inches wide.

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    I use the bolts that the LQS throws out.. Joannes will give them to you free too..

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    I use mat board (cut to size). I stock up when Hobby Lobby runs a 50% sale. I can get 9 full size and about 6 small size (for something smaller than 1/2 yard) out of one board. **whatever you use, you will want to make sure that it is acid free!!!

    Good luck!

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    You could ask a quilt shop to save their leftover boards that the bolts come on and then cut them to the size you want.

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    I used the comic boards too, and I think I got 100 for about 12.00 they work great.
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    Thank you... I followed your lead on that comment awhile back. I like the foamcore board from the $ store. I know it's not acid free so I wrap it in Saran wrap and tape it on. Don't know if that helps...but.. that's what I'm doing to deal with the acid free vs non-acid free comments.

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    Is mat board heavier then the comic boards? I like something with a little weight to it. We don't have any comic stores here so I don't know how stiff they are.

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    I also use the comic boards and get them from Amazon. I cut mine in half as alot of my stash is FQ's and pieces. The bigger pieces I just fold using the ruler method and stack it on a shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    I use the bolts that the LQS throws out.. Joannes will give them to you free too..
    same here. can get four out of each bolt board and if it is good enough to sell fabric on it should be good enough to store fabric on and it's FREE.

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    I use comic boards also. They work really well

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    Quote Originally Posted by valleyquiltermo View Post
    Do a search on google for comic boards.
    are these acid free?
    I would love to have some if they are. Thanks for the tip
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    amazon.com-I am waiting for the 9th packet of comic boards. At 9.50 for 100 and acid free they are a bargain. Easy to cut as well.
    I am reorganizing my room as we speak as DH hated the plastic container on the floor. 4 shelf units and a dresser. I will admit it looks better and is more organized that it was and I can see what I have now. Only problem is Ican also see the tops I have made and not quilted. Love to design and make the tops-hate to quilt them!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highmtn View Post
    GramieBJ
    Thank you... I followed your lead on that comment awhile back. I like the foamcore board from the $ store. I know it's not acid free so I wrap it in Saran wrap and tape it on. Don't know if that helps...but.. that's what I'm doing to deal with the acid free vs non-acid free comments.

    Bluegrassgurl
    Is mat board heavier then the comic boards? I like something with a little weight to it. We don't have any comic stores here so I don't know how stiff they are.

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    I am not sure Highmtn --- I have not ever seen the comic boards.

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    Any stores that sell fabric will give you they're empty cardboard bolts for free.....quilt shops or fabric shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel View Post
    Any stores that sell fabric will give you they're empty cardboard bolts for free.....quilt shops or fabric shops.
    when I asked for the boards I was told they were needed for inventory. I use the comic book inserts.

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    The comic boards I got were really flimsy. Does anyone have a brand name to recommend?

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    I ask at Joanns for the cardboard from the bolts of fabric. I cut them in half and use them to store my fabric. Works great
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    they scan the empty bolt with the last fabric on it why would they need it for inventory? my Joann's is so glad to give them to you they even put them in a big garbage bag for you to carry them out in. I am waiting for shelving to be put up now so that I can empty my totes. Have 8 that are ready to put on the shelves. SIL said he would make whatever I wanted.

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    ruler method fold

    Quote Originally Posted by echoemb View Post
    I also use the comic boards and get them from Amazon. I cut mine in half as alot of my stash is FQ's and pieces. The bigger pieces I just fold using the ruler method and stack it on a shelf.
    what is the ruler method for folding. thanks in advance

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    Everytime someone new moves in I talk them out of their cardboard boxes.

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    I was also wondering what is ment by ruler method????
    Quote Originally Posted by donnai View Post
    what is the ruler method for folding. thanks in advance

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    Gramiebj, gonna try your idea

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    storage boards

    Quote Originally Posted by linda701 View Post
    Where do people find the whatever you call to wrap your fabric in like the stores do so it will stand on your shelf and what sizes do they come in? Any reply would be greatly appreciated.
    I use the plastic folding boards from Polar Notions.com They are a bit expensive but they last forever. They are plastic sheets. they come in 2 different sizes and you can order them 50 at a time. you fold your fabric length wise in forths and then you fold over the width of the board and then roll it up around the board . she also has metal clips that hold the fabric in place. I also measure the amount on a post a note and put under the clip so I know how many yards I have. Then you can stand each roll up on end like books. I have used these for years and like them much better than the fiber core boards. The fiber core boards can bend where these can't. and when you figure they last forever the price isn't that bad. they run about a dollar a board less if you buy more at a time and the clips run about 30 cents each.
    I have nothing to do with this company but I like their product and the service is great. I ordered 200 boards and clips plus a box of the small fat quarter size last wednesday and fedex tracking said they will be here Saturday. I would say 4 days service is fantastic.
    P.S. I used to use the bolts from the stores but had fade lines on the fabric edges from the bolts so that will happen after a time period. I had about 40 yards with bleached stripes every 6 inches. and the fabric wasn't in the sun.
    At that point I paniced and bought the polar boards. now no problems.
    I hope this helps with your questions. kjym Kathy
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