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Thread: Fabric boards from Home Depot

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    Super Member damaquilts's Avatar
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    Fabric boards from Home Depot

    Ok so you have to cut yourself.. But I found that plastic board in a (I think it was)4x8 sheet for around $11 . Way cheaper if you cut your own.. at 6 inches x 10 inches fabric board . Thats quite a few. i know you lose some inches with the cutting but thats about 72 boards per sheet.. 15 or 16 cents each!!!
    I didn't pull it out and I just saw the price on the sticker near the floor. So I am hoping thats what it said. I am happy with my comic boards but for those that aren't I figured this would be cheap way have having something a little sturdier.

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    Thank you for the tip!
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    What did you cut them with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diannia View Post
    What did you cut them with?

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    I use a rotary cutter I keep just for cutting paper templets, or a box cutter, does need more pressure but sure saves hands from scissors

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    Thanks for the tip! Gonna have to get some!

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    Sounds great, but are they acid free? I bet not.

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    I just love my comic boards. I also use the Magazine backing boards (acid free) which are a little larger. 8 1/2 x 11 for the larger pieces of fabric. I have already used 1,000 boards and am about 1/2 way through my stash. I am ashamerd of myself however, I am a fabriholic. I am a member of the lifetime cure club but so far it has only slowed me down.

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    I got 100 acid free comic book boards 6.75" X 11.75" for $11.59 on amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeegirl View Post
    Sounds great, but are they acid free? I bet not.
    No idea if they are or not if you are talking about the plastic ones. I didn't think it was an issue.. I know people have used the signs that the politians throw out after an election and I guess I assumed this was the same stuff. It looks like corrigated (spelling) cardboard but its plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinkie View Post
    I just love my comic boards. I also use the Magazine backing boards (acid free) which are a little larger. 8 1/2 x 11 for the larger pieces of fabric. I have already used 1,000 boards and am about 1/2 way through my stash. I am ashamerd of myself however, I am a fabriholic. I am a member of the lifetime cure club but so far it has only slowed me down.
    Where do u find the magazine ones, same place as comic at the comic store
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    ULine sells a foam board at this size relatively cheap. I used a lot (many, many) comic boards for short yardages and the heavy ULine ones for the long yardages. Love the way it turned out. Learned of the "library book shelf" storage system on this web site. Love it, Love it. Took a while to wrap all my stash though!

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    fabric boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Country1 View Post
    Thank you for the tip!
    Yes, you can look around and find fabric boards cheap. I go to sign shops and get the ends off of plastic sign boards. Buy them for a few pennies and come home and cut my own with a utility knife. The sign companies love this as they make money and get rid of them at the same time. For the larger flate folds I leave the sign boards longer and it works out really great. Hope this helps everyone.

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    Amazon has the comic backing boards. 100 for about $12 right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TammyB View Post
    Amazon has the comic backing boards. 100 for about $12 right now.
    Thanks so much, just ordered 3.......
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