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Thread: What is Comic Board Panels?

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    Smile What is Comic Board Panels?

    I have been reading about putting fabric on comic boards, I have asked in fabric shops what is it, and they don't know...
    and I don't know... help me. I am fairly new to quilting and I have now a good assortment of stash and I want to keep it from getting permanent creases from Folding and piling it on top of others Thanks in advance for looking at this and helping me. THANX

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    They are the cardboard pieces that comic collectors use in their plastic bags when they store comic books. They make great boards to wrap fabric on for storage. I use them and like them. They are very inexpensive. Do a search here and you will find lots of posts here about them.

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    ​Some people use them to wrap their fabric on because they are acid free. Others cut the foam core board and make boards? I think Alaskasunshine's has a good tutorial on QB showing how she does it.

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    I am just organizing my stash this way and am very happy. We also punched a hole in our boards near a top corner and are using Merchandise tags from Staples, putting the string through the hole and then writing the yardage on the tag. That way we can see how much is on the board and if we use some can mark it out and remark with the new yardage.

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    I just purchased some at Newbury Comics store. They also sell them on Amazon. Com. In the store they cost 10.00 for 100 boards.

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    Thanks to all of you. You are great!

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    Also wanted to mention in case you don't have bookcases or shelves to put your fabric on. We got some Kilby bookcases at IKEA and they work great. They aren't as deep (9-1/2") which worked out well and they were only $25 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    I am just organizing my stash this way and am very happy. We also punched a hole in our boards near a top corner and are using Merchandise tags from Staples, putting the string through the hole and then writing the yardage on the tag. That way we can see how much is on the board and if we use some can mark it out and remark with the new yardage.
    Love that idea! I would love to see a picture!!!

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    They are pieces of cardboard used inside a plastic bags to protect a comic book (illustrated book). They are white on both sides and acid-free. You can purchase them from sources such as Amazon in packages of 100. You fold the fabric in half lengthwise (to about 11 inches and roll up on the board. clip or pin in place. If you measure the fabric before you wrap it, you can pin a piece of paper on the outside. You store the fabric on the narrow end in bookshelves. IOne great advantage is that you can unwrap just the amount you need and cut it for a pattern. Then, record on the paper how much you have removed. Looks great on a shelf.

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    I was curious what comic book boards were, too. Now I know! Thanks.
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    I just ruler fold. Easier and cheaper for me

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    Click on this link and it will take you to a tutorial right here on the QB - all about folding your fabric, etc.:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...om-t43871.html
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    Ikea is an amazing source for storage ideas - my quilting room has one wall lined with "Billy" bookcases and I have a 16-cube 'Expedit' unit on another wall. Just DO NOT order online from them as their shipping charges are horrendously pricey!!
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Also wanted to mention in case you don't have bookcases or shelves to put your fabric on. We got some Kilby bookcases at IKEA and they work great. They aren't as deep (9-1/2") which worked out well and they were only $25 each.

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    I just go to the Joann's store and ask the ladies for the cardboard that fabric comes in on and then cut it into what ever size I want. It is free then they don't have to carry it out to the dumpster. I figure if the fabric comes on it to the stores it should be good enough for me to store mine on it and it is FREE.

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    I purchased my comic boards from Amazon.com. My fabric is now neat and organized on a bookcase. When I am picking out fabric for a new quilt it is so easy to pull the fabric and also to stand back and look for colors.

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    I couldn't figure out what comic boards were either - just happened to browse an old page and came across this message. Good tutorial also. I'll keep this in mind. Like the idea of the boards being acid free.

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    I love using comic boards! my stash looks so neat and organized now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu View Post
    Click on this link and it will take you to a tutorial right here on the QB - all about folding your fabric, etc.:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...om-t43871.html

    Thanks for this link. That was an amazing tutorial on the boards.
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