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

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    What kind of board did you use?

    Thanks! Looks AMAZING!

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    where are you in Alaska... we just got back... I love the photo in your avatar... I have one of Denali almost like it. We were there during your hot spell. What a beautiful land .... want to go back.

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    Where are you in Alaska? Our daughter is in Anchorage..

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    This is great! Thanks so much!

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    WOW, you room is beautiful, I have been using the plastic bags to store my fabric, but after seeing your room, I am ordering all my supplies, I also bought white bookshelves and dvd racks from Ikea and they work great and not very expenive. I orderd supplies from Quilt Fabric Organizers and the buddy clips. I will post pics when i have completed.
    thanks for a great tutoral.

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    Could you give us an idea of the layout to cut the boards from the sheet of foamcore? You said that you'd be able to get 8 pieces from a sheet. I would like to see the cutting layout so I can maximize each board. Thank you so much for this fabulous idea. My sewing room surely needs some organizing, and the foamcore boards are here waiting. Just have to get them cut properly and start sorting fabric! Thank you! bettyboop53

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    Looks great. You give me hope as I work to organize my stash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine View Post
    This is my last 2 pix. This is my ceiling under construction as DH puts in 9 recessed cans to brighten my room. Woo Hoo!! This will be wonderful. If you all want to see my big board (for on top of my ironing board) he built please let me know that too!
    Thanks for all the encouragement to get this posted, I hope this is helpful and if you need any more help I am just a plane away. I am just itching to be somewhere warm. :lol:
    Warmly,
    alaskasunshine :-D :-D :-D
    What did you make your boards from?

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    Does anyone know what these boards are made from?

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    What did your husband use to cut them?

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    The boards look like coroplast or whatever it's called. It's plastic corrugated to look like cardboard basically. Sign stores usually have it in 4' x 8' sheets, my local one will cut them down to 2' x 4' (much, much easier to wrangle) without charge, but other places may charge.

    Free or low cost source is old political campaign signs. A lot of them are using these now, and post election, you can often get them free. A good scrub and they are good to go. I've not noticed any color transfer but the longest I've held anything on a sign was about 9 months, so I've not tried long term storage.

    To cut - T-square and a sharp utility knife have worked for me. It's SLOW cutting so the lines are across, but otherwise it warps when you wrap around. A jigsaw or sawzall might work, not sure.

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    Do you want to come take care of all my fabric for me??? LOL. I used to be so organized but of late, it is just piling up down in the craft room....LOL.

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    I did the same with mine and didn't even know how many fabrics I had! So neat and in order now - it was so worth the effort and the satisfaction you get when it is all done is priceless.

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    me too

    It's on my list to do in the new y ear. I can't wait to get my sewing room together.

    Quote Originally Posted by maryel View Post
    I did the same with mine and didn't even know how many fabrics I had! So neat and in order now - it was so worth the effort and the satisfaction you get when it is all done is priceless.

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    Thanks for the folding lessons. They are certain to come in handy! I just need some shelves to go ahead with this. Right now it's all in bins. Love your well organized stash!
    MacThayer

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    I know I'm posting quite a while since you first posted your wonderful tutorial, but....would you mind telling me exactly what material you've used for making the bolts? Thanks! I will also try to send you a message just in case you don't get a notification from the forum.

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    OMG Is that in your house? What a stash!!!! Amazing. I think I will try to go back and organize mine better now that I have seen yours Lucky girl!!!

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    Ok, I found the answers to my question on your reply to someone else!

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    where do you find the clips?

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine View Post
    Folding and keeping your fabric neat!!! :-D
    Where would I find the clips you used

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    I love this idea. Wat did you cut your boards out of?

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    I may have missed something here. What kind of boards are you using here? At one point I think they were referred to as "signs". Maybe I am just not following it right. It looks amazing in your room though. My bookcase shelving awaits your answer!

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    Mandysmom, the boards she is using is that corrugated plastic that is used to make the political, for sale, yard sale and other signs out of. I have seen other people use the card board for comic book storage. You can find both on line. I use heavy weight cardboard for mine. You can check with the political parties to see if they will let the signs go as the elections are now over. Also, look back through the questions and answers on this post to see if anyone has posted companies to buy from. I know the boards are sold in larger sheets that you can cut at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapatt View Post
    Thank you for this idea and for taking the time to do the tutorial. I've started refolding my material on the two different boards. For now, the folded material is going back into the small tubs that I use for my material. Later on, I'll be able to get the shelving. I found that the small boards fit great in my small tubs, so I'll still be able to organize them by color. (I love the way you've organized your material.

    As I look around locally for what was available to use for the boards, I decided to try "foam board". I was able to pick up a sheet (30x40x3/16) at "Staples" for around $7.00. It is a little bit thick, but I actually like it that way.

    I just read the post with the link for ordering the sign material on the internet. I think that would be a cheaper way to go then with the foam material...but I think I'll stick with the foam board since I like the thickness.

    Thanks again for sharing.
    found foam board at dollar store for one dollar. 2' by 3'

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    log cabin quilters are in anchorage. Google them

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    What are the boards made of? Do you put fat quarters on the small boards?

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