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Thread: Comic Book backing boards + fabric = gorgeous shelves!

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    Comic Book backing boards + fabric = gorgeous shelves!

    I have never heard of using comic book backing boards with fabric - take a peek at the picture below. You can buy these at your local comic book store or on Amazon or eBay. They are acid free and economical.

    A pack of 100 run around $10.00

    http://www.amazon.com/Ultrapro-Silve...1851687&sr=8-2


    The fabric starts folded selvage to selvage then fold it in half to the selvage again. fold over the board and use straight pins to secure

    thought I would share
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    I do the same thing W/O buying the boards...just wrap around my 6" wide ruler. Think Alaskasunshine has a great tute on this.
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    Wow. your fabrics look great. Thanks for sharing the link and your picture.

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    They look so neat and orderly, good work.
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    Great way to display your fabrics! You can really see them all by using the boards. Thanks for the tip.

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    It does make your fabrics so organized. Adding to my Amazon wish list. thanks.

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    That is a great idea...thanks!

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    Yup, this is how I've done mine and I love it! Some brands of boards are thicker than others, and watch the size if you are buying on the internet. I really like "BCW magazine Boards 8.5 x 11" 24 pt. board". I cut some of mine in half for pieces smaller than a yard.

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    its alot cheaper than the plastic board I purchased and you don't have to take the time to cut it.

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    Very nice job!
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    Nice work and so pretty just to look at the rainbow of colors and designs on display. Thanks for sharing.

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    Mine will never look like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie in NM View Post
    I do the same thing W/O buying the boards...just wrap around my 6" wide ruler. Think Alaskasunshine has a great tute on this.
    this is the way i do it too.
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    I fold my fabrics with a 6" ruler and stack in a 48x72" cabinet with doors.

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    Great looking picture and great idea. Something I will look into!
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    I sure wish mine looked so good. What a good idea.

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    Wow, that's what I call organized! Thanks for the tip.

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    What a great idea! Your fabric is so neat and you're able to store a lot this way...
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    What a beautiful, organized stash
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    Wow! Sure is neat. I love it.

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    I get the boards at JoAnns when they empty them. Cut to length and they're free. They are usually happy to get rid of them.
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    Yup I've seen them and it's been on my watch list for months now. Your fabrics look great and organized

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    The description said the boards are "Buffered with 3% calcium carbonate" I don't now what that is or how it reacts with fabric...over time. Anyone have any ideas?

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    Great idea! I'm bookmarking this page!

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    I got sheets of foamcore from Dollar Tree and did the same thing. Sure helps in seeing what I have.

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