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Using for Fabric Storage Works Great,
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I am a quilter and I keep fabric on hand in my 'stash' for the different projects I work on. I recently saw a blog of another quilter who used these boards for her fabric storage and felt it would be a perfect solution for me as well. I have deep storage drawers and depending on how I folded my fabric I either couldn't see the bottom layer of my fabric, it would fall over, or it was difficult to get out. I bought a couple of packages of comic book boards to try and they worked so well for my purpose that I bought several more packages. The stiffness of these boards makes an excellent core to wrap my fabric around and pin and the consistent width is a great guide for how wide to fold my fabric. I can then store my fabric in stacks or storage drawers without worrying about them falling over. The stiffness makes it easier to pull fabrics and put them away too. I know this is an unusual use for this product but I highly recommend it for others seeking to store fabric!
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Initial post: Mar 25, 2011 1:40:08 PM PDT
i'm getting these for the same reason! glad to hear it worked out so well for you. :)
Posted on Aug 14, 2011 3:41:41 PM PDT
Joey's Mom says:
I am getting these for the same reason! Thanks for the review!
Posted on May 2, 2012 11:30:33 AM PDT
Jefferson Hanks says:
I just received mine and have wrapped some fat quarters around them rather nicely! I am excited to begin going through my stash to organize my fabric!!
Posted on Oct 30, 2012 12:51:03 PM PDT
Beverly Dunavant Rice says:
So glad you left a review for us looking for the same reason. I am an appliquer and need HELP badly organizing my fabrics:):):) Thank you!
Posted on Sep 12, 2013 10:02:20 AM PDT
Carol J Ott says:
Thank you for sharing this info. I'm now going to do the same with my fabric. This such a great storage idea!
Posted on Oct 11, 2014 3:45:34 PM PDT
I had read this use for comic boards too, which is why I'm on here today.
But I have a question maybe a quilter can answer. I see they are acid-free, but they also say "buffered with calcium carbonate". (Tums!)
What, if anythi g at all, could the calcium do to fabric over storage time?
Posted on Oct 12, 2014 7:26:33 PM PDT
J. Sawyer says:
What do quilting and fabrics have to do with comic book collecting and protection? There's like 5 other reviews saying these boards are good for sewing or something.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2014 5:15:47 AM PDT
Quilting fabrics don't have much to do with comic book collecting or protecting, however there are some great novelty fabrics in production with comic book figures on them. The boards themselves have an alternate use beyond storage of comic books which is to provide a standard sized, rigid board that the fabric can be wrapped around without damaging the fabric. This is important for fabric collectors who keep a stash of fabric in storage or on display. We wouldn't want acid to leach/stain the colors of our fabrics. It also allows us to store the fabrics similarly to how bolts of fabrics are shelved in stores: upright with the thin side facing outwards. This allows us to see the fabric while also maximizing space for other fabrics to be seen. Another benefit of this product over products marketed specifically for quilters is that the cost is significantly lower which leaves more room in our budget for more fabric. I hope that clears the confusion up!
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2014 5:27:46 AM PDT
It's just a way for us to neatly store and display our fabric. When we fold fabric around the boards, it creates a mini bolt of fabric. :)
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2014 5:28:51 AM PDT
I've been using these boards for a few years, and haven't noticed any damage to the fabric.