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    I love it! Your organization is great

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    Went and got my coroplast at Home Depot today to start my organization of fabrics! Very excited to get this stuff up and where I can SEE what I have!!

    Thanks for the tutorial!

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    I wish someone around here carried the plastic. I guess i could order it on line in smaller sizes. I have one more place I am going to try If it ever stops snowing now.

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    check clotilide they had some things you fold material on it might work for you I used cardboard boxes cut them to the right size they worked good for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey
    I wish someone around here carried the plastic. I guess i could order it on line in smaller sizes. I have one more place I am going to try If it ever stops snowing now.
    Do you have a Dollar Store? I bought large poster sized foam boards that worked well.

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    I almost didn't find them in Home Depot because they are NOT where the other sign stuff is. they are back where plexiglass and stuff like that is, buy the doors i think, in my store.

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    I bought poster board but it is not acid free. It tells you right on the board if it is but since there is no label stating that there is no acid means there is acid in it? I went to the elmers web site and it explained that if it were acid free it would say it and it doesn't. did I make sence? I asked at home depot and they said they don't carry it. I guess they could special order it. I shoulda asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey
    I bought poster board but it is not acid free. It tells you right on the board if it is but since there is no label stating that there is no acid means there is acid in it? I went to the elmers web site and it explained that if it were acid free it would say it and it doesn't. did I make sence? I asked at home depot and they said they don't carry it. I guess they could special order it. I shoulda asked.
    My DH and I were going to cut and sell orders here on the board but we did not have enough interest. Where you live there no sign shops? I hope you are able to work this out it really is so nice to see what I have.
    Thanks for looking at my "tute". Have a wonderful day :thumbup: :-D :thumbup:

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    There were two sign shops I stopped at and one didnt' sell the boards. the other wanted 117 to purchase a sheet. That seems a little high.. I think That home depot might special order. That could be pricey too.

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    Our Home Depot had 32"x24" sheets, at $5.75 a sheet. I bought 18 sheets, and plan to spend today cutting and organizing. What a great idea this is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivka
    Our Home Depot had 32"x24" sheets, at $5.75 a sheet. I bought 18 sheets, and plan to spend today cutting and organizing. What a great idea this is!
    The coroplast I purchased was 4'X8' and cost me $17.00 then my husband cut it up for me. I felt like I got a great deal.
    happy folding!!! :thumbup: :-D

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    I went on line to home depot and this time found a box of 48x96inches for 100 dollars plus.. I think that is really good. However thats for 10 sheets. and the store (sign shop) wanted 117 for one sheet. So, I am going to order it from Home depot. See if they can deliver it to the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    Quote Originally Posted by rivka
    Our Home Depot had 32"x24" sheets, at $5.75 a sheet. I bought 18 sheets, and plan to spend today cutting and organizing. What a great idea this is!
    The coroplast I purchased was 4'X8' and cost me $17.00 then my husband cut it up for me. I felt like I got a great deal.
    happy folding!!! :thumbup: :-D

    Correction, the stuff I bought was 36"x24". I would have loved to buy bigger sheets, but the sign stores around here were charging ridiculous prices for sheets that big, and I wanted some stuff to work with immediately. And the 3'x2' could fit in our car ;) I'm cutting it myself with a utility knife and my plastic rulers. It's pretty easy, just a little time consuming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivka
    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    Quote Originally Posted by rivka
    Our Home Depot had 32"x24" sheets, at $5.75 a sheet. I bought 18 sheets, and plan to spend today cutting and organizing. What a great idea this is!
    The coroplast I purchased was 4'X8' and cost me $17.00 then my husband cut it up for me. I felt like I got a great deal.
    happy folding!!! :thumbup: :-D

    Correction, the stuff I bought was 36"x24". I would have loved to buy bigger sheets, but the sign stores around here were charging ridiculous prices for sheets that big, and I wanted some stuff to work with immediately. And the 3'x2' could fit in our car ;) I'm cutting it myself with a utility knife and my plastic rulers. It's pretty easy, just a little time consuming.

    I could have written this myself!! Exactly :)

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    there is a neet little tool for cutting the coroplast sign board on the groove direction......ask about it at the sign shop.........btw i pay about 10 bucks for a 4x8 foot sheet of the coroplast delivered from my sign supplier
    skippy

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    Thats where I got mine was from a sign dealer, but I didn't know about the cool tool.. I'll have to call and find out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamsallekat
    Thats where I got mine was from a sign dealer, but I didn't know about the cool tool.. I'll have to call and find out...
    Beware *****If you cut CROSS grain it is much stronger. I tried to go along the grooves and it was not strong enough to wind the fabric on especially if you are planning to wind several yards on one little bolt. :thumbup:

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    Hey, Thanks for the tips! :!:

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    OK I started on this plan yesterday. I bought 5 nice oak plywood cabinets from off craigs list. Tonite DH cut plastic corigated sign board for me. I started with one 55 or 65 gal tub. It took me from 10:00pm to 1:00 am to fold just one tub worth. I can see right now that I have many many hours looking me in the eye to fold all that stuff. I probably have at least 40 tubs that size filled with fabric. I am begining to wonder if those 5 cabinets will be enough.

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    OK I started on this plan yesterday. I bought 5 nice oak plywood cabinets from off craigs list. Tonite DH cut plastic corigated sign board for me. I started with one 55 or 65 gal tub. It took me from 10:00pm to 1:00 am to fold just one tub worth. I can see right now that I have many many hours looking me in the eye to fold all that stuff. I probably have at least 40 tubs that size filled with fabric. I am begining to wonder if those 5 cabinets will be enough.

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    I'll have to see what I can do with this idea. My DH and I are fixing up our DD's old room (she got married in July) as my sewing room. I'm so excited!

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    OMG you are a lucky women!! Your room is beautiful. Just like a quilt shop. I am so jealous and want to do the same thing to my "TINY" sewing area. It may take a while for me. How long did it take you? I would have loved to see the before pics.

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    Another option that has worked well for me is to use matt board (used to mat pictures) for the boards and plastic coated paper clips to secure the fabric.

    I get the matt board at Hobby Lobby. Regular price is $7.99; however, they run a 50% sale on these once a month.... so that is when I stock up. I can get 8 large and 5 small out of one piece. **Note** the matt board is best cut with a knive specifically designed to cut the thick board.

    You can get the plastic coated paper clips at a "Dollar Store" --- 40 for $1.00.

    I LOVE being able to see all my fabric and not having to dig through tubs to find it. It is much, much easier to put it back where it belongs too!!!

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drgranny
    OK I started on this plan yesterday. I bought 5 nice oak plywood cabinets from off craigs list. Tonite DH cut plastic corigated sign board for me. I started with one 55 or 65 gal tub. It took me from 10:00pm to 1:00 am to fold just one tub worth. I can see right now that I have many many hours looking me in the eye to fold all that stuff. I probably have at least 40 tubs that size filled with fabric. I am begining to wonder if those 5 cabinets will be enough.
    YIPPIE!!!
    You are on your way to getting it done. Let's see pix of your progress. You are gonna love what you see and be careful because it can become a daunting task if you have a lot of fabric to fold. But oh the end results are wonderful. And NO more searching and searching through all those tubs to find what you are looking for or what you need! Back before I did this I would just run to the store out of frustration. I LOVE this it is so much easier and much more economical too. :thumbup: :-D :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    YIPPIE!!!
    You are on your way to getting it done. Let's see pix of your progress. You are gonna love what you see and be careful because it can become a daunting task if you have a lot of fabric to fold. But oh the end results are wonderful. And NO more searching and searching through all those tubs to find what you are looking for or what you need! Back before I did this I would just run to the store out of frustration. I LOVE this it is so much easier and much more economical too. :thumbup: :-D :thumbup:

    How did you fold 60" wide fabric? I have a couple of peices and I just kind of triple folded them, but that's tricky to keep straight with 5 yrds or more :).

    I don't have a ton of stash, but what I do have is looking SO much nicer!!

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