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Thread: use polition signs for fabric storage boards????

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    use polition signs for fabric storage boards????

    I hear you could use those plastic ones for wrapping your fabric on if you cut them down, but I was wondering if the ink would come off on your fabric???
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    I don't know if you can use them. I do know that you can't collect them until AFTER the elections.

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    I was thinking of asking one of them if I could come get them from them after they collected them.
    It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

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    I think most of the signs would be rather grimy. I bought Wilton big rectangle cake boards and cut to get three boards from one. Easy to cut and very sturdy and inexpensive. 3 to a package so I got 9 boards from each package. If it's safe for food it's safe for fabric.
    Got fabric?

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    Did you get these at craft warehouse?
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I think most of the signs would be rather grimy. I bought Wilton big rectangle cake boards and cut to get three boards from one. Easy to cut and very sturdy and inexpensive. 3 to a package so I got 9 boards from each package. If it's safe for food it's safe for fabric.
    It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

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    I don;t know if the signs could be used or not. They could be washed if dirty and you may know then if the paint would come off. Around here they remain up for a long time after the election. This would be the best use of them. I doubt anyone makes their choice by seeing signs.
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    I wouldn't want any trace of politics in my quilting space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I wouldn't want any trace of politics in my quilting space.
    hahaaa Dunster I hear ya!

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    It is a federal offense to interfere with political signs.
    They remain the property of the candidate and here they have 7 days to pick them up after the election and I think there is a fine if they don't. Some candidates might reuse them another year.
    However it is the same material as the popular boards so I would hate to see them dumped in the landfill!
    I've never seen the ink rub off. They are professionally printed at least the ones I have seen.
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    I think they'd last --- over here, where we have snow and brutal sun, they last forever. I suggest you check with your local quilt shop and get the boards that hold the fabric in the shop. I work in a shop and it's amazing how many of those get tossed (mostly given away).......
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I wouldn't want any trace of politics in my quilting space.
    I'm with you

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    I just use the alaskalady's way of folding fabric. Use my 9*12 ruler and the "board" and turn and turn and turn. No extra cost involved!
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    i would be concerned with the ink against my fabric...but if you put something against the ink...why not!
    I live across the street from a poling place, so I see lots of these sticking out of the garbage cans.
    We have used the signs for garage sales...and also for a wedding reception...attached the cardboard wedding sign over the candidate info and it was much more stable. It was just to point people in the right direction for the reception.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I wouldn't want any trace of politics in my quilting space.
    Amen!!!!!!
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    I bought sheets of acid free foam core at the Dollar Tree. I cut my pieces 5" X 11" and got 9 or 10 out of each board. I bought 40 sheets and I only have one sheet left!!!
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    I wonder if those boards are acid free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    I wonder if those boards are acid free?
    I know that there is a board member that uses the election advertising boards. I can't remember who it is though. I think they are plastic corrugated board.
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    I too believe they are just plactic
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I know that there is a board member that uses the election advertising boards. I can't remember who it is though. I think they are plastic corrugated board.
    It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

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    Haven't used them for folding fabric but I have used them to make a design wall.

    I also used them the line the inside of my chicken coop, lol. Hey, they are corrigated, run some waterproof glue on them and it traps in the air that keeps the coop warm. lol.

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    Amen! Amen!! Enough is enough!!

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    All I can say about those signs is thank goodness today is voting day, and I hope you all did vote!! And I am so happy its almost over. I am tired of the phone calls, the negative ads on TV and everything else that comes along with voting.
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    I mentioned using them several months ago. I always stop and pick them up after the event is over and take them home, soak them in a bit of bleach in my sink then cut them down with a sharp utility knife. Just be sure to give them enough time to thoroughly dry out. FREE is the best price. I have not ever had any trouble with inks coming off on my fabrics, and as far as having 'politics' mixed with my fabrics, you can't see it because it's covered by my gorgeous stash! With very little effort and NO MONEY, you can have lots of boards for your fabric stash. I say GO FOR IT!!

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    I'm the guilty party - been using them, loving them, no problems!
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I know that there is a board member that uses the election advertising boards. I can't remember who it is though. I think they are plastic corrugated board.

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    Thank you sew much! I would have hated to try this and have the color bleach into my fabric!
    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie C View Post
    I mentioned using them several months ago. I always stop and pick them up after the event is over and take them home, soak them in a bit of bleach in my sink then cut them down with a sharp utility knife. Just be sure to give them enough time to thoroughly dry out. FREE is the best price. I have not ever had any trouble with inks coming off on my fabrics, and as far as having 'politics' mixed with my fabrics, you can't see it because it's covered by my gorgeous stash! With very little effort and NO MONEY, you can have lots of boards for your fabric stash. I say GO FOR IT!!
    It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

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    The thought of any of those faces staring at me scares me!!! hahahahaha You can get empty cardboard bolts from JoAnns fabrics. They are already the width you need, you just have to cut them to length. Look for the ones that are all cardboard, not with the empty air space in the middle of the cardboards. The staff is delighted to give them away, as it saves them a trip to the dumpster. Using your rotary blades that are just too dull for fabrics are a great way to cut them up!

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