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

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    I am so impressed and depressed -- I wouldn't even let you in my sewing room:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldswimmer
    I would like to see your ironing board too... are you going to give us a quick tute on that? Sure would enjoy that when you find the time.
    Thanks
    Another member gave a tute on "big ironing board " covers. check it out. Very simple & very basic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeriP
    I am so impressed and depressed -- I wouldn't even let you in my sewing room:)
    No, No I am the last to judge your room :? My room is still not finished. I am dealing with Pneumonia right now. Not much energy here. Wanna come help me finish :roll: ?

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    Thank you for this great idea and tutorial, I actually just wrapped one on a styrofoam board that I cut and it worked great, I'm on to the next one:)

    Geri

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    Thanks so mych for all that information, but I do have a question though. What kind of boards did you use, foam core? I 'm a new bee and I have ALOT of fabric, I would like to organize instead of being in totes! I want to see what I love, FABRIC! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by QweenBee
    Thanks so mych for all that information, but I do have a question though. What kind of boards did you use, foam core? I 'm a new bee and I have ALOT of fabric, I would like to organize instead of being in totes! I want to see what I love, FABRIC! :thumbup:
    I used some styrofoam that my husband had from something -- it was about 1/2 inch thick and it works great. I just stick straight pins in it at the end to hold and stick a label on with the yardage. It's such a great idea. You can probably use almost anything for wrapping like thick cardboard, etc. Have fun with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeriP
    Quote Originally Posted by QweenBee
    Thanks so mych for all that information, but I do have a question though. What kind of boards did you use, foam core? I 'm a new bee and I have ALOT of fabric, I would like to organize instead of being in totes! I want to see what I love, FABRIC! :thumbup:
    I used some styrofoam that my husband had from something -- it was about 1/2 inch thick and it works great. I just stick straight pins in it at the end to hold and stick a label on with the yardage. It's such a great idea. You can probably use almost anything for wrapping like thick cardboard, etc. Have fun with it.

    One thing you may want to be aware of is your fabric needs to be wrapped on "ACID FREE" what ever. That is why I chose COLOPLAST. My husband had some signage that had paper on it and it was not ACID FREE so I tossed it out. I didn't want my fabric to do funky stuff. You may want to surf the web to learn more about acid free surface and fabrics. Just a thought!
    :thumbup:

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    Want to swap your stash with mine . thanks that was so helpful, and we need to be neat hhhmmmmm. :thumbup: :mrgreen:

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    I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH CLEAN,ORGANIZE,COLOR COORDINADED STACH AND SO MUCH FABRIC. YOU ARE ONE ORGANIZED GAL. WHAT KIND OF PAPER OR CARDBOARD DID YOU USE ? I WANT TO DO THIS ALSO. MY SHELVES ARE 30 INCHES DEEP AND 23 " TALL. IT IS SO FULL -CAN NOT GET ANY MORE IN AND CAN NOT FIND WHAT I WANT. YOUR IDEA WOULD BE GREAT. THANK YOU....THANK YOU.

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    Thank you, ALASKASUNSHINE FOR THE GREAT TUTORIAL. I went to my local sign shop and ask for scraps of Coroplast sign board. He gave me 15 to 20 pieces about 7x24 for nothing (I did offer). Then I found a local supplier and got 18 X 24 boards for $1 each They also sold 4x8 sheets for about $9.35 each. I have two closets full of fabric and have just started to organizing them. Again thanks for the great Idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trish b
    Thank you, ALASKASUNSHINE FOR THE GREAT TUTORIAL. I went to my local sign shop and ask for scraps of Coroplast sign board. He gave me 15 to 20 pieces about 7x24 for nothing (I did offer). Then I found a local supplier and got 18 X 24 boards for $1 each They also sold 4x8 sheets for about $9.35 each. I have two closets full of fabric and have just started to organizing them. Again thanks for the great Idea.
    You're so welcome! :D I hope you post pix of what you get done! Happy folding!

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    This was so wonderful that I thought I had walked into a new quilt shop and that I was just dazzled with the assortment of cloth available. I was glad to see that I too can have my fabric orgainized as my stash in in flip top boxes by time and hard to see. Thanks again

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    wow! that's some stash, sunshine!
    i fold my larger pieces like this, too, but without the board base. looks like the board makes it easier to store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akgranny
    wow! that's some stash, sunshine!
    i fold my larger pieces like this, too, but without the board base. looks like the board makes it easier to store.
    Hi there...I wanna go to Seward sooooo bad!!! It is myfavorite place! How are you doing?

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    Where do you get the bolt binders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluadept
    Where do you get the bolt binders?
    I bought them from a friend. You can find them online...just Google "bolt buddies". I hope this helps you! :D

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    That works great. They are only at a place call pal products

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    Wow, what a great tutorial. And I love your sewing room and how organized you are.

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    Gosh, you look like a shop! Not sure I will ever be that tidy but it is so much better to have on view - mine are in boxes in cupboards and under bed - have to drag everything out. One day perhaps - I would enjoy doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    1. Size of boards
    2. laying fabric
    3. folding fabric (have your fabric neat not wrinkled!) Have fold near you and selvedges away from you. Bring selvedges to the fold and firmly hand press to keep neat. The remainder of the fabric will be in a chait that is cloth so it doesn't slide around and off the chair. This is important! It took me a bit to realize I needed the fabric on a cloth chair. It works well and keeps the weight evenly distributed for ease of folding. LOTS of pictures to come! Pictures are 1-24

    What kind of board do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    Quote Originally Posted by trish b
    Thank you, ALASKASUNSHINE FOR THE GREAT TUTORIAL. I went to my local sign shop and ask for scraps of Coroplast sign board. He gave me 15 to 20 pieces about 7x24 for nothing (I did offer). Then I found a local supplier and got 18 X 24 boards for $1 each They also sold 4x8 sheets for about $9.35 each. I have two closets full of fabric and have just started to organizing them. Again thanks for the great Idea.
    You're so welcome! :D I hope you post pix of what you get done! Happy folding!
    jillherndon,
    here it is...have fun on this adventure :thumbup: :-D :shock:

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    I found 24x36 coroplast at Home Depot for 5.75!!! Yay, now I can quit obsessing about trying to find it and just do it! I don't need a lot because my stash is not that big. I know I could have got them cheaper online, but I didn't want to buy a whole bunch. I bought three for now and can add more easily. Out of each 24x36 I can get 9 of the large cuts, or 6 large cuts and 12 of the small cuts.........or...?? I hope I can cut them with a box cutter, any suggestions? Thank you for your tuitorial!! Now my next project to obsess about is the big ironing board!

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    Thank you for this tut. I am gonna start doing that. I love it.

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    Everyone loves the peninsula!

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    Quote Originally Posted by akgranny
    wow! that's some stash, sunshine!
    i fold my larger pieces like this, too, but without the board base. looks like the board makes it easier to store.
    Hi there...I wanna go to Seward sooooo bad!!! It is myfavorite place! How are you doing?

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    thank you, my quilting room is not that neat...now I know what a quilting room should look like!!!

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