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Thread: size of boards

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    size of boards

    I just bought some foam board yesterday and I am getting ready to cut it. I was wondering what size to cut them. I am especially interested in what size you cut your width.

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    i would also like to know the most common size to cut. i cut a few 10x 10.

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    I cut my foam board 5" X 12" or 6" X 12". I folded my fabrics in half lengthwise which made it 11" X length of fabric. I found if I was wrapping fabric 2 yds or more than I preferred the 6" board over the 5" board.
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    I saw somewhere to cut them 10 x 71/2 . So thats the size I cut mine. But I also measured the depth of my dresser drawer and cut some to fit in there.
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    Haven't cut mine yet but I read somewhere if you cut a 30 x 20 piece at 6 x 10" you get 10 from one piece ... but I'm concerned this isn't tall enough. I haven't been able to come up with any other size that doesn't waste a good bit of the foam board. I will be interested in seeing what everyone else does.

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    I cut mine 10 X 12 The 10 fits the depth of my shelves well and the 12 fits the height well with a little left over in case I need it for something wider

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    How about 6 x 12?
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    I cut mine about 8.5 x 11. I make my first cut length wise of the board and cut off about 8.5 inches and then I cut two boards from that section. I cut three 8.5 inch widths from the other piece and I get one that's about 5 inches wide. I'll go check and see if DG has more and take a couple of pictures.

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    I actually measured the boards and they're 8 x 12. I marked one of the Dollar General boards so you can see how I cut them. I don't normally mark them like that, I just make a pencil tick mark along the edge. I'm going to give the square to my daughter in law for her home school crafty stuff. If you cut them in half they'd probably work really well for wrapping strings on.

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    I like 6''x10'' that fits my shelf the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I actually measured the boards and they're 8 x 12. I marked one of the Dollar General boards so you can see how I cut them. I don't normally mark them like that, I just make a pencil tick mark along the edge. I'm going to give the square to my daughter in law for her home school crafty stuff. If you cut them in half they'd probably work really well for wrapping strings on.

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    Thank you very much. I'm a very visual person (I guess most quilters are) and this is extremely helpful!

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    I found some laminated folders at the office supply that ended up being about 40 cents each. They are light weight but seem to work well with my1 yard cuts. This would be a good time of year to check out the sales.

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    Check to see what size will fit on your shelves. I had to buy comic book boards that were 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 so they would fit on my bookshelves.
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    I used coroplast and wrapped my fabric in fourths, so my boards are 11.75 by 8" so they fit a standard bookcase (that I get from Wal-Mart for $30.00). I use smaller pieces for my fat quarters and even use odd pieces for strips and bindings. Here is a picture:
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    Mine are 9X10 because that fits my bookcase. It leaves a piece that is 3" X 20 which could be cut and used for something, I suppose. However, this is what they are used for:
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    I like the idea of cutting them to fit the shelves they'll go on--just makes sense. Measure the height from the top of one shelf to the bottom of the one above it. Then measure the depth of the shelf to get a width. Don't forget to subtract a few inches off the height so it will easily go on the shelf. Good luck!!!

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    I measured the height and width of my fabric cabinet then cut my boards to fit. I cut the boards in half for my fat quarters. This method worked perfect for me.

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