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Thread: foam boards for storing fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jratcliff View Post
    I'm with you. I don't know what they are talking about either. Maybe they are pinning fabric to the boards and then using that for storage like books on a shelf. That's all I can picture.
    You take your fabric, fold it in half lengthwise (so the selvages meet) then fold it in half again. So your fabric is approximately 11-1/4inches wide. (11-1/4 times 4 equals 45") by however many yards you purchased. Then you lay your fabric on a flat surface, place the board on top of the fabric (so the longest side of the board is the part is perpendicular to the fabric & there is just a smidgen of the top & bottom of the board showing once it is covered with fabric) and start rolling the fabric around the board until the fabric is all rolled onto the board. Take the last inch, fold it under so the edge that is cut is folded under, & secure it with a plastic coated paper clip. Hope this helps explain it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psailer View Post
    ok call me stupid...lol.. i dont know what any of you are talking about foam boards how do they work? thanks paula
    Foam board is a poster board size sheet of dense foam that is about 1/4 inch thick and can readily be cut to any size you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johans View Post
    I've searched some on here, but now need to ask. Who is it on this forum that makes the foam core boards? I've been using Polar Notions (200 of them), and they're expensive -- but excellent. For my remaining stash -- those pieces that are 1/4 - 1/2 yard I'd like something more reasonable. I have a lot of them.
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    I use the comic book board, work great!
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    Thank you for this wonderful info. I did not like the idea of cutting a bunch of foam board. I will give your advice a try, using the comic boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfree View Post
    Thank you for this wonderful info. I did not like the idea of cutting a bunch of foam board. I will give your advice a try, using the comic boards.
    Use your rotary cutter, mat and straight edge ruler.

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    Hi Johans, I know this was a question last March so don't know if you found what you needed or not.
    My husband makes & sells the foam core boards, acid free, you can order any size you want from him just send me PM with questions. 50 to a set and very very inexpensive beside. He gives pricing on the sizes you need.
    what sizes were you looking for? I use the (4X6) for fat quarters and 2 1/2" strips the (6X9) are great for 1/2 yards. The next size is (10X6 1/2.) The next one is (10X15)
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    Quote Originally Posted by johans View Post
    I've searched some on here, but now need to ask. Who is it on this forum that makes the foam core boards? I've been using Polar Notions (200 of them), and they're expensive -- but excellent. For my remaining stash -- those pieces that are 1/4 - 1/2 yard I'd like something more reasonable. I have a lot of them.
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    Will have to check the dollar store for sure, I did just order 3 on Amazon, they were on sale for $11 so I will have 300, no way I will use all of them...haha
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    I worked at Michaels for many years, we always called the foam boards, "Foam Core", now I don't know if that is trade name or just what the frame shop called it. I know it they used the 1/8 inch sheets to mount counted cross stitch. I don't think they would use it on cross stitch if it wasn't acid free.

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