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Old 06-17-2016, 07:39 PM
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Question: The comic boards that I find on the internet say that only one side of the comic board is acid free. They also don't tell you which side is the acid free side - not that it matters with fabric.

are your comic boards acid free on both sides?
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:11 AM
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I buy foamcore boards at Dollar Tree. I cut them into 7 X 10 inch pieces. I get 8 boards for $1.00. Love using the boards!!
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Old 06-18-2016, 11:27 AM
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I use something like the comic boards. Mine are the boards that you used to get some fat quarters and other precuts on back when the companies first started doing pre-cuts. I just saved them and cut them to sizes that would work with the drawers that I have.

I use the boards for anything larger than a fat quarter but smaller than 2 yards. I wrap my fabric on them, pin a label showing yardage and stand it on end in my cheap plastic drawer units from Target. Anything over 2 yards is ruler folded and stands nicely in the bottom drawer of one of my units. Fat quarters are also ruler folded and stood on end. When I open a drawer I can see immediately what I've got--sort of like what people do who file their fabric on hanging files in a file cabinet, only mine aren't on hanging files. It's quick and easy to shop my stash since I have one 3 drawer unit dedicated to yardage and another one dedicated to fat quarters and precuts (most of which are homemade from my scrap heap). I can store between 200 and 300 yards of quilting fabric between the two drawer units and they fit under/beside my sewing tables which is great since my sewing area is really small. I live in an old house and have a dog, so dust is always a concern for me, that's why I went with the drawer units rather than shelves.

The only problem with having my fabrics so well organized is that now that I can see what all I've got and it's so easy to get to that I don't get to experience the thrill of fabric shopping as often as I used to in my pre-organization days!

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Old 06-18-2016, 12:51 PM
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This is a link to a board I started in 2012 about the comic boards. (Can't believe it's been 4 years!) The boards still work perfectly!!! Still GLAD I did it.

About half way down is a picture as I was working on the fabric. The cabinets are full and overflowing...need either more cabinets or need to use up the fabric!

Good Luck!
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:40 PM
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I love the comic boards. I use one board for 1-3yd pieces, half a board for anything more than 1/4yd but less than one full yd, and I put any yardage more than 3 yds on a regular bolt. I store my fabric in book cases I find at thrift stores. Here's a pic of one, I took out the bottom shelf to stand the regular bolts with the comic boards on the other shelves.

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Old 06-18-2016, 08:03 PM
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I use the comic book boards in the 8x10 size and 8.5 x 11 size. I use the larger size for two or more yards. I love how they work. I put 1/2 yard cuts up to 2 yards on the 8x 10. I used to wrap the fabric and then use a pin to secure, but I've found you don't really need to pin - especially if your bookshelf is full of fabric "books" haha
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Old 06-19-2016, 01:53 PM
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See Cathyvv's note........it doesn't say on the package (it's a gift, so I won't open it).......is there a right and wrong side? Yikes! This is interesting. Thanks for the link to the survey...I'm looking at that next!
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Old 06-19-2016, 02:18 PM
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Quiltinghere...thanks for the link to the survey. Very informative! P.S. Did you use 2 sheets or just 1 sheet?
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Old 06-19-2016, 04:39 PM
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I use the comic book boards for my personal fabric stash. For my charity stash, I don't. The charity stash is a disorganized mess and I fold the fabric all different ways. I constantly find fabric I didn't know I had.

The comic boards force me to put my fabric away in a neat and orderly fashion every time I get it out (even though I don't want to). I have used 500 of them and am about to order another 100. These are the ones I use https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I use a Size 19 rubber band to hold the fabric on the comic board. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It keeps the fabric in place when I am moving them around and allows me to get a small piece such as a fat quarter to stay on. Anything that doesn't fit on a comic board with a rubber band goes with my scraps.

I do have to ruler fold wide backs. I have gotten as much as 9 yards on one comic board back.

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We have a local comic shop. I just go there and get the boards. Someone thought they might take up too much room but they won't take up anymore than the package of the boards (approx. 1 1/2" thick).
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