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Thread: Mini Bolts or FQ Storage

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    Mini Bolts or FQ Storage

    Could you please provide a name or link (even better!) of the comic boards you use for FQ storage? I understand there are ones that would work especially well because of the size... Also, do you press your FQ before folding them onto the boards? Thanks!

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    I use the Mini-bolts sold thru paperpieces.com. I think they used to be called Polar Notions, but now, they are under Mini-bolts. I love them....have purchased the ones for Fat quarters and also ones for larger yardage. They are more plastic than hard cardboard.

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    If there is a local comic book collector's shop in your town, you can buy them there. They are about $10 per hundred.
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    Amazon has them.

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    I just get the regular sized ones and use them for yardage as well as for fat quarters. I cut them to a size that will fit in the drawers where I store my fabric.

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    The Magazine boards are a bit larger which I use for larger pieces of fabric. I use plastic coated paper clips that I get at Dollar Tree to hold the fabric on the bolt. I am working on getting all of my fabric organized with them. It is so much easier to see what I have instead of being stacked. Right now while I am still working on it I am putting the mini bolts in boxes until I get the shelves cleared enough to stack them there. I get the boards on Amazon.

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    Thank you everyone for your responses. What size are your pieces of boards?

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    Would these work?

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    I have looked for the mini bolts but just can't seem to find them! I bought a cardboard panel at the dollar store and cut it to the size of my shelves. Normally I just use the bolts from Joann and cut them to size but forgot to ask for some last time I was there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ariannaquilts View Post
    I have looked for the mini bolts but just can't seem to find them! I bought a cardboard panel at the dollar store and cut it to the size of my shelves. Normally I just use the bolts from Joann and cut them to size but forgot to ask for some last time I was there.
    Here you go, best price I've found. Any where else they're called comic book boards.
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    A nice way of folding them for storage if you don't use the boards.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTCY5Is8Pho

    I fold FQ in a square fashion and store in a storage bin. It's easy to see the colors and keep them organized.

    https://www.artbin.com/super-satchel...ua-6990aa.aspx

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    Do you find wrapping fabric on the board is worth the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcyshannon View Post
    Do you find wrapping fabric on the board is worth the time?
    It really depends on how each individul like to store their fabrics. For many quilters it is definitely worth the time.

    I ruler fold FQ to 1/2 yard pieces with a 3 1/2 inch ruler and then fold down into about square size. It keeps the FQ organized and easily sorted by color. It's quick and simple for me.

    All yardage is stored ruler folder. It was all on boards but ruler folding works better for me right now. Subject to change...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcyshannon View Post
    Do you find wrapping fabric on the board is worth the time?
    Absolutely. My fabric is stored in shallow book cases in a closet and the narrow three drawer plastic organizers. Without using the comic boards and fabric bolts I'd never be able to find what I want.
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