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Old 01-16-2018, 10:50 AM
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I fold mine loosely because years ago my mother-in-law wanted to show me a set of sheets she received for her wedding. She had saved them for sometime special. They were still folded the way they were purchased. When she opened them, they fell apart at every folded place. Now I fold mine differently each time I use it, and very loose. My Granny used to roll hers up.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:07 AM
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Question for those who use comic boards:

How do you secure the ends of the fabric after wrapping on the boards?
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
Question for those who use comic boards:

How do you secure the ends of the fabric after wrapping on the boards?
I am using one of the flower head pins.
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:08 PM
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I use Comic Book boards to store my fabrics. I use the 'Magazine' size (8.5" x 11"). That size fits on all standard bookshelves. The boards Archival. I love mine, and have been using them for several years now. I get mine in packs of 100 at the local Comic Book stores around here. I even got several packs on sale once. Well worth the money. I have about 7 bookshelves full of fabric folded around these boards. They work great on 1 yard or larger pieces.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:37 PM
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I use the yellow ball headed pins. Pin the end of the fabric then bury the end of the pin in the fabric. I use 2 pins, 1 near each end. Have never had any problems.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:59 PM
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I use the standard size, whatever that is, lol. I use the comic boards for 1 to 3yds and cut them in half for less than 1yd. Anything over 3yds goes on a regular fabric bolt. I use coated bobby pins to secure the ends of the fabric, one at each end.

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Old 01-17-2018, 04:20 AM
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To secure the fabric I use either the small binder clips or flat flower pins

the flower pins are also handy for putting a label on showing how much fabric is on the board. I also put my scraps that are too big to cut (for me that means anything larger than 10” in any direction) on boards and often there are multiple pieces of a single fabric on a board. In that case it’s really handy to have a label pinned on that shows how many pieces and size of each.

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Old 01-17-2018, 05:00 AM
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I've always put my fabric in dresser drawers by color.....rows and rows of fabric to fill two dressers. I'm starting to see the advantage of shelving instead. At least I'd be able to see at a glance what I had and what I didn't.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by pocoellie View Post
I just ruler fold mine and put in their respective drawers, decided by background colors, thus no cost.
This is what I started doing beginning of January to get my stash organized but I don’t really have a big stash compared to some. I use a 6x24” ruler to handle half yards or more.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:00 AM
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Purchased mine from Connecting threads...right now they are on sale....100 boards for $7.49. They are great love being able to see what fabric I have - saves time. I think I ended up buying 400 boards....Ultra Pro - Current size boards Archival safe....can't go wrong.
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