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Rolling up your 2.5" strips

Old 10-23-2016, 02:10 PM
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Yep I went back and picked up a couple more. Can also use these for light boxes. [QUOTE=letawellman;7683216]The SuperStacker you're talking about is "document" sized, and I think that looks pretty cool!! It's only $4.70 at WalMart. That might actually make a good "project box", to put finished blocks in to keep them flat.


I've been on an organizing binge the past few days (you may have seen my post). I grabbed 8 plastic shoe boxes from the dollar store, only $1 each. Depending on how the organizing goes, I'll probably be using these... but MAYBE the SuperStacker.


As far as rolling your own jellyroll, start with everything lined up together
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Old 10-27-2016, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by HelenAnn View Post
Where is Mr. Rogers when you need a trip to the factory so you can get the how they do it story.
LOL.....Or a new episode of "how it's made!"
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Old 01-15-2017, 11:17 AM
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I never know where to put pre-cuts so after moving them each time I clean I end up making a quilt and using them up. Only get the pre-cuts as gifts or prizes - never buy them.
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:29 AM
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I had seen a tip many years ago for binding that I have used ever since. After you make and press the binding, you roll it onto a cut up pool noodle putting straight pins into the fabric and foam every so often to hold them on the roll. To make the foam rolls, you would hold the pool noodle on your cutting board and with a serrated knife, cut it off every 6 or 8 inches (I guess you would need it longer if you wanted to put a full 40 strip jelly roll onto the foam roll) easy peasy. All of my bindings stay really well and are ready to use when I want them and the pins hold the fabric in place.
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Old 01-16-2017, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by redstilettos View Post
Yes, and by the time I get done rolling, they are several inches apart. I don't know how they keep them only 1/4" or so. Frustrating!
i stagger mine as shown in image. but i don't roll them. i fold up the "tails" so that the whole is about a foot long. i then take one more strip, fold in half and wrap around the bundle of strips ..fabric sticks to itseldf and this holds securely w/o pins. i sort my scraps etc by color, fabric type, print type etc. then i store them in underbed plastic bins. ..my bundles are not huge and easy to find what i want when i am working on new project. one of my dislikes of 'jelly rolls' is you really don't know what you have w/o opening the whole mess. hope this idea helps you.
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:13 PM
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I like the Art Bin organizers for strips. Keeps them flat and easy to store.

http://www.artistsupplysource.com/pr...FQasaQod09gFGA
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:23 PM
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I keep my strips on hangers. So much neater and they don't wrinkle!
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:41 PM
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I know that ArtBin has created "strip" satchels now. I've seen them at JoAnns (http://www.joann.com/artbin-transluc...F-D0F665A1B291) and they are at WalMart (https://www.walmart.com/ip/ArtBin-Fa...ucent/46260900).JoAnns is having a sale online.
I only store my new ones rolled -- tried to re-roll them and no luck. 10 in a roll worked better but I bought a couple of these boxes-- they store the strips with one fold and the little flippers hold them pretty well. These little boxes are a bit pricey, though.
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Old 01-24-2017, 09:37 PM
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This is kind of an old thread but it made it back to the top

letawellman described it pretty well. I've seen a video of them being rolled at the factory. They were done by hand and they had a box (looked to be wooden) with the strips laying in it. When you roll the stack, the top strips bunch up and you have to lift the jelly roll or let it hang so the strips are realigned and then you roll some more. That box helped the sides stay straight.

I've rolled them before with the standard 42 strips and can make them look pretty good.
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