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Thread: Fabric organization

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    Senior Member Faintly Artistic's Avatar
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    Fabric organization

    So, I've started putting my fabric on comic boards; not done, but really liking how much better my shelves are looking. I can actually see each fabric and pull it out/put it away without a stack toppling over!
    I started cutting off a strip of fabrics I knew I would use soon before putting them on the boards to get a head start on some upcoming projects. For instance, I am making a Delectable Mountains runner in earth tones from 5" squares, so I cut a 5" strip off of those fabrics before putting them away. I like having the fabric already ready to go before hand. Might be a good idea to cut a 2.5" strip off of yardage when you get it home if you like JR's, or 5" if you like charms. Good way to build your scrappy stash or your own precuts.

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    It's always nice to be organized - I cut strips from each of my fabrics to use in 3 different quilts - Saves pulling those fabrics and having to iron and cut a 2nd or 3rd time.

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    I know the comic boards do work nicely. However I have a lot o small pieces 1/2-3/4 yds or less. So I fold them into squares and place them standing up in totes so when I open the tote I can see them individually.

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    Knitnut I do all my FQ's the same way. Only I cut the comic boards in fourth's ,Wrap fq around it and stack in bin. I also have a cubbyhole type case with some standing in it. The comic boards make them stand better for that. It looks like a mini fabric store lol.
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    I cut the boards in half for anything smaller than a yard, including FQ's.

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    Anything smaller than a yard I fold up and put into my "large piece" container. I have scraps and fat quarters all arranged by either size or color or both in shoe box size plastic container stored under my cutting table. I ran out of comic book boards long ago so now I'm ruler folding. Don't care for it as much but I've already purchased 1500+ boards and feel if I keep to this number or close to it it will keep me from continuing ordering fabrics. Larger fabrics are placed on bolt boards acquired from the fabric stores.
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    I have comic boards on the way from amazon. Can't wait to start organizing my fabric. Do you ladies iron it befor putting around the boards?

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    I've never heard of comic boards and would be interested in doing this same thing. My fabric (1yd +) that is not on a bolt is just folded by color and stacked, which I hate. I have to lift the whole stack to get what I want.

    Would anyone be willing to share a link to this product?
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    you might want to check into a product called Polar Notions. They are similar to the comic boards, but are sturdier and not cardboard. Available at paperpieces.com.

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    I'm also a big believer in the comic book boards. It make the fabric look so neat and tidy on the shelves. You can tell the shelf from the bottom has fabric that is not wrapped on boards -
    it just is a bit sloppier. (Although I probably should have straightened all the shelves a bit before I took this pic.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoraB View Post
    you might want to check into a product called Polar Notions. They are similar to the comic boards, but are sturdier and not cardboard. Available at paperpieces.com.
    Love them!! you can 15 yards on each one . can put 3 or more fabrics and pattern for a project, I got 8 cases of them and really love them!!!
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    Ordered my polar boards and should get them Friday. Woohoo! Thanks for recommendations.
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