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    Comic Book Backings

    I just ordered a pack of 100 comic book backings for $11.25 with free shipping on Amazon for those
    of you who are considering folding and organizing your fabrics. Thought this was a good buy. They
    are silvertoned and also come in paks of 200 for about $5 more.

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    Thanks Quiltlady. I have seriously been considering purchasing some to control and organize the stash. Going to order some today.
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    OK what is comic book backings ??????Rowena101

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowena101 View Post
    OK what is comic book backings ??????Rowena101
    You read my mind, I was just thinking the same thing...
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    Its the cardboard that is inserted into plastic bags for vintage comic books......supposed to be acid free. I ordered 100 the other day and begin wrapping my stash..almost used up all of them and need more. I only wrap uncut fat quarters, then 1/2 yd to 2yds. Less than fat qtr I fold and put in tray, more than 2 yds I fold and put in shelves.

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    thank you i am starting to put mine on the cardboard

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    That's a great idea! Thanks!

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    Thanks for the description. I guess I must not have this much material. I just got another shelf today. Tomorrow I will be busy. I am taking material out of bins. I need to see it togather to know what I might want to complete a project. I have a nice spacious sewing room in the basement. I have to be sure to have good light. Sometimes for a final choice I will bring the material up stairs for the natural light. Rowena101

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    I always cut cardboard boxes from purchases into 6" x 10" boards to wrap fabric and place on bookshelves. It difinately makes it easier to find what I want and it repurposes the cardboard.

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    Above is a great discussion.

    IF you can find a local comic book store, they might carry the boards. IF they do, they're price is usually less than online pricing.

    Went through 200 boards - going to get 200 more tomorrow.
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    I have been using the thin styrofoam boards from Walmart that start as big boards. I cut them to size, then wrap fabric around them. We do not have a comic book store nearby. I would have to go to Houston for one, but I am thinking about ordering some. I will need a lot more of either to wrap all or most of my fabric. I takes time to cut the boards and I could be sewing and finishing a quilt I have started that is on my fleece design wall!

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    Good to know. Thanks for sharing.
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    to the ladies putting their fabric, other quilters who know say that the cardboard [regular] has acid in it and will ruin your fabric. Maybe they will be along to tell you.

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    I got some a while ago and went through them all in an hour. I'll find the ones you mention and continue on. I am really happy with this method the boards are holding up well! I move them in and out of my storage cabinet and they are easy to put back. The cabinet is visible in the guest/sewing room so it looks much nicer to have the fabric set up like books.

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    Neat Idea. Thank you for sharing... I currently have a four ft wide six foot high shelf full of large bins of fabric sorted by color. That's the best I can do at the moment

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    I am still wrapping fabric but I love the look of the fabric on the boards. They stand like books...supporting each other on shelves. It is so much easier to see what you have and it doesn't wrinkle as much when it's wrapped instead of piled under something else. (Sounds like I sell the boards, doesn't it? Actually, they are acid free, already cut, and very sturdy. I'm pleased with the result. I only wrap 1/2 yd and up and even then I put two on a board..both visible. Fat quarters are still folded and put in baskets, etc. As I mentioned before, 200 are less than $20 on the Amazon link with no shipping costs. Forgot to mention that I'm also putting the amount of yardage pinned to the end of the fabric so I don't have to unwind it to know how much I have. It takes a little more time but I feel it will be worth it in the long run. I'm using little square Post Its and silver safety pins.

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    I stopped at the comic book store on my way home from swimming today, and got 100 comic book boards for $15. I spent the afternoon folding and wrapping, and cleared up several shelves! I have so much room now, I have to get more stash! : )
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    thanks for the tip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltlady330 View Post
    I just ordered a pack of 100 comic book backings for $11.25 with free shipping on Amazon for those
    of you who are considering folding and organizing your fabrics. Thought this was a good buy. They
    are silvertoned and also come in paks of 200 for about $5 more.
    Can you share the Amazon link where you ordered from? Also, what size do you get? Thank you.
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    I'm going to have to stop and see if the local comic book store can get some of those for me. Thanks for the advice! I'm about to go on a 9mth maternity leave so that should give me some time to fold everything in my stash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King's Daughter View Post
    Can you share the Amazon link where you ordered from? Also, what size do you get? Thank you.
    If you just Search comic book backings all the options will come up. The silver ones I mentioned are not silver in color. That's just a variety. I am really pleased with the look and the process. Enjoy. :0
    There were no size options on this product and they came from Hobbies Depot...very fast shipping and free.

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    Thank you!
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    so are they thick enough? do they bend/bow?

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    I am on my 4th package of comic boards. If you have larger yardages, ULine has a great size (8 1/2 x 11) of foam board availabe for 70 cents each that really work well and make good bracers on the shelves as well. I need to order more Ulines.

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