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Thread: ne1 use these to organize/store fabrics?

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    If you mix baking soda and water together, then place on an acidic surface, it will bubble. I have seen archival quality foam core, but not sure whether the cheap stuff is.

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    Foamboard is a great idea...but...

    Michael's sells Elmer's (yup, the glue guys) foamboard. I strongly doubt that it is acid free in any way, but that's just an opinion. Most that is sold as acid free is not entirely safe for archival use. The foam itself actually produces gasses that can damage artwork (major orangish discoloration to photos and prints, not sure about fabrics).

    Bainbridge makes one (Artcare Archival) that protects against this "outgassing" and that is what I get from a local art supply store for my prints. A 32x40 sheet sells for 6.25 and the 40x60 sheet is 11.75. If you have to get it on line, any savings will be lost in the fact that you'll have to pay oversized shipping rates.

    Thanks for the acid testing tip, Moonpi. I'll have to remember that!

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    From Presentation products FAQs at Elmers.com


    Presentations Products
    Is Elmer's foam board acid free?
    If your foam board is acid free it will be clearly marked as such.

    What's the best way to cut foam board?
    An X-Acto Utility Knife will give you a good, clean cut. Change the blade often to avoid ragged edges.


    So some are, some aren't

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    OK - time to think recycle!!! Most of the political signs are just thrown away after the elections. We helped "collect" some and have a DH who cut them to the different sizes and I have "most" of my fabic friends all lined up on shelves just like a quilt store. The cost was minimal and we helped improve the roadsides. Be sure to have DH round the corners of the plastic signs, as they are razor sharp and I have the scars to prove it!

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    good idea ruthie! are the ones you are using corrugated? i'll have to watch this election year. my neighbor is a city council person. she may still have some in her garage from the last go round (last year).

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