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Old 06-20-2016, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by cathylynn View Post
I use the comic book boards - Silver edition - and like them a lot. it's nice to see my fabric lined up nicely on the bookshelves making it easier to select fabrics for projects.
Same here, I use 1 board for fabric under 2yards,1 for fabric over 2yards.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:18 PM
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I use the comic boards, single thickness. I love that my fabric stands on the shelf and I can see what I have. It doesn't really take that long to fold your fabric and it is worth it if you can see your fabric and use it.
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Old 07-24-2016, 10:38 AM
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Hi everyone! Well, I took the plunge and purchased the Polar Notions Fabric Organizers (they are the plastic ones). Now, one last question...whether you use comic boards or fabric organizers.........how do you "clip" the ends so they don't unroll? I've seen a few videos where they have a method of folding so the fabric stays put (on the comic boards) and other companies offer the "bolt clips". Others use rubber bands or cut off hose and use those around the boards. I'm concerned that I'm spending lots of $$$ to make sure my fabric is stored correctly....I just want to make sure when I secure the fabric...I'm being as careful. (archival quality, non acidic, rust free, etc.).

What do you all use to secure the fabric once you've folded it onto either your comic boards or the fabric organizers? Is plastic acid free? Is stainless steel acid free? Are rubber-bands acid free? I can look things up on google, but I really like to rely on everyone's experiences. I don't think I'll be storing this fabric for more than 20 years (hahahah)........but, just want to "preserve" it until I can use it up!

Thanks everyone for any comments you provide!
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:05 AM
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I cut down shipping boxes from the US Postal service, free to take... then fold the fabric back on itself to keep it neat.
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:25 PM
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Two or three months ago, I started using comic boards. I believe (I'm not at home) they are the 8 1/2x11 size. I have 1 to 5 yards on them. I think they would hold more, but I don't think I have ever bought more than 5 yards. The cupboard I am using has doors, so no dust or light.

I have had pins and paperclips damage fabric in the past. To secure the wrapped fabric, I use my hoard of trimmed selvedges. It's funny sometimes the color matches so well you cannot see it.
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Old 08-16-2016, 03:14 PM
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I decided to try the boards -- I prefer the magazine boards to the comic book boards because they seem sturdier -- I cut the comic book boards down so I use them for smaller pieces of fabric. Unfortunately, my shelves have a railing about 3" up and the shelves are not adjustable so the boards are awkward to get in and out. I had all of my fabric ruler folded and that worked better. I have to re-think all of this.
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