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Thread: Alaskasunshine's fabric folding( organizing your quilt room)

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    Hello Alaskasunshine, what are the boards made of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnTherrien
    Hello Alaskasunshine, what are the boards made of?
    I am using foam boards, I get 6 from each one and the only cost a buck.

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    What a cool room...and you are very organized...love all your fabrics..:)

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    I went to Joanns today and the ladies at the cutting table were more than happy to give me the cardboard from the bolts of fabric. One 23" board will yield 4 11 1/2"
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    I got some boxes at walmart and cut from 6 to 12 depending on the size box you get the first ones were only 64 cents not bad am almost done will finish after xmas I hope

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    Thanks so much. But what are the boards made from. Wood,Plastic, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by peppermint
    Thanks so much. But what are the boards made from. Wood,Plastic, etc
    Feel free to read through the posting. The material used is COROPLAST. Call your local sign shop to buy it. You will need to cut it or pay them to cut it for you. Have fun & happy folding :thumbup:

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    The coroplast is available at a lot of large hardware stores in 4'X 8' sheets, also in many colors.
    It's easy to cut with a utility knife and your quilting rulers, or an old rotary cutter works well too.

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    Living where you live i see you need the stash and being organized.This month of December,how long does it stay dark?

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    Great idea!! My question though is how do you keep dust household odors from your great fabric. Also would sunlight from windows fade exposed fabrics. I know it would take me a long time to use this much fabric so those would be my concerns. It looks great and you can see all that you have in a glance which would be most helpful. thanks for sharing cheryl

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    i have been working on this for over 3 weeks before i saw your post did you find a good source for the plastic corigated board the cheapest i could find it in my area was $20 for a 4'X8' piece. Also i have been cutting with utility knife what does you dh use? Also i have been using large plastic paper clips from walmart 50 for $1.88

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    Hi Nancy,
    I paid $17.00 per sheet and my husband used his table saw. He stacked 2 & 3 at a time. I bought 5 at a time. Please post a picture of your progress.
    happy folding :thumbup: and merry Christmas too!!!

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    Wish I had a stash like that to organize!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MISHNJIM
    Wish I had a stash like that to organize!!
    I started very small and all I had was a bit of fabric in a shoe box and I only buy on sale unless I am gushing about a specific fabric and my sweetheart says "go ahead and buy what you want" I am very frugal...very frugal!
    Have a wonderful Christmas
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    Looks like you have your own quilt shop going there. The display is very pleasant to look at and must be a pleasure to work with. Excellent job.

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    2 QUESTIONS: CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE "SIGN MATERIAL"
    ( HAD BEEN THINKING OF USING FOAM FILLED BOARD )? & WHERE CAN I FIND "BOLT BUDDIES"?

    NICE ORGANIZATION! ONCE I START GETTING SHELVING - WILL BE ABLE TO EMPTY THE FIVE TRUNKS & 6 LARGE PLASTIC TOTES SO I CAN SEE WHAT I HAVE TO WORK WITH.

    THANKS YOU!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KANDU
    2 QUESTIONS: CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE "SIGN MATERIAL"
    ( HAD BEEN THINKING OF USING FOAM FILLED BOARD )? & WHERE CAN I FIND "BOLT BUDDIES"?

    NICE ORGANIZATION! ONCE I START GETTING SHELVING - WILL BE ABLE TO EMPTY THE FIVE TRUNKS & 6 LARGE PLASTIC TOTES SO I CAN SEE WHAT I HAVE TO WORK WITH.

    THANKS YOU!
    Please read the posting for all your questions answered. Have fun discovering what you have.
    Enjoy your day!!!

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    Now that is an awesome idea! My sewing room sure needs help, I will have to try this.

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    I went all around looking for the coroplast boards. I found one sign shop willing to sell me a sheet for 115 dollars. NOT in my life time. So, I got foam core. I am going to give it a shot and see how that works. Its going to snow this weekend so, i'll be stuck in the house and it'll be a good thing to do. thanks for the idea of doing this to my stash too.

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    I'm using the foam board from my local craft store. Able to cut it with an exacto knife. It works great! I'll load pictures as soon as I'm done with the last little batch.

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    oh good. I really didn't see any reason it wouldnt work. i am glad to hear that you are going to use it too..

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    I really like this idea. Have been trying to decide how to fold all my fabric so I can see what I and now I know. Thanks a lot for the idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey
    oh good. I really didn't see any reason it wouldnt work. i am glad to hear that you are going to use it too..
    You may need to find out if your boards are acid free. This is why I used a coroplast board for my fabric. I hope everyone is having fun getting organized and seeing what fabrics you find that you may have forgotten you have :lol: :thumbup: :-D

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    I used your idea, I have square cubbies so my boards are 10x10. I used foam board they worked great. My room looks so good. Thanks for the idea.

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    WOW! I dream of none day getting my sewing studio looking like that!

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