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    3 Different Fabric Organizer / Bolts & a ruler folding method

    Hi Everybody!

    So, I have 3 different fabric organizers or mini bolts are what I call them. Here they are: P1120036.jpg

    1 ~ The large fabric organizer, it is like corrugated cardboard but plastic instead. I have the large ones measured at 10" x 14". They arent my favorite, maybe the smaller ones they offer on their website would be better for quilting fabric. I am replacing them with the comic boards. Here is the website about them: http://www.thefabricorganizer.com/

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    2 ~ The 2nd is a mini fabric bolt by Polar Notions. They are my favorite but I regret to say that their prices have sky rocketed out of my budget since I purchased them 3 years ago. They are obviously plastic, hard yet pliable. Here is their website: https://polarnotions.com/Home_Page.html

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    3 ~ The 3rd seems to be everyones favorite, the comic book board. Acid free paper board and relatively cheap cost wise. I dont love them, because they seem flimsy compared to the ones from polar notions, but that is obvious cause they are different materials. That and I would rather have the polar notions boards but disappointed about how the price went up so much. But I do like them because they will still do the job. At any rate, you can get these from amazon (free shipping with prime!) : http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Pro-Seri...ic+book+boards

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    4 ~ The ruler fold method. I found this you tube video about it, I am not sure if this is the method other members are referring to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkTlaMqRlwo

    Hope this helps visualize the different organizing options for you
    Finished is way better than perfect! :icon_bigsmile:

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    Jess what a detailed review of great fabric folding products, thank you so much for taking the time for the pictures, links and helpful notes.
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      What I have folded on to anything I have put on regular fabric bolts that I have accumulated and cut them in half. If and when I ever get my sewing room set up I plan on using the comic book boards. Thanks for the tips and links.
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        #4
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        Very cool. But I have four packs of cards. Which reminds me...of my next pile I never finished. lol
        🌺 Lorie

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          I use foam core. I cut it with a rotary cutter, using old blades I have kept. They won't cut fabric, but they will cut foam core poster board.

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            That is the video I saw and used for ruler folding...working pretty good for me...better than what I had which always looked messy no matter how hard I tried to keep it neater. So far this is working although I am still two stacks deep, but the stacks are much easier to move now to see what's behind them....with the help of a flashlight! Dark under those shelves!

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              Re: 3 Different Fabric Organizer / Bolts & a ruler folding method

              Originally posted by kensington View Post
              I use foam core. I cut it with a rotary cutter, using old blades I have kept. They won't cut fabric, but they will cut foam core poster board.
              Now thats a good idea too!
              Finished is way better than perfect! :icon_bigsmile:

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                #8
                Re: 3 Different Fabric Organizer / Bolts & a ruler folding method

                How about gluing two comic book boards together? Do you think that's a good idea? Has anyone tried it?

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                  #9
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                  OK I'm really cheap - would rather buy fabric so I cut up cardboard boxes to fit my shelves and wrap fabric around them. Always visible and easy to find - plus the cardboard is FREE!!!!! Maybe not the prettiest but oh well

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                    Thanks for sharing such great info.

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                      Originally posted by kensington View Post
                      I use foam core. I cut it with a rotary cutter, using old blades I have kept. They won't cut fabric, but they will cut foam core poster board.
                      Hoping you come back to this thread. Do you buy large sheets? Where from? And how thick are they?
                      Karen
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                        Originally posted by Kgrammiecaz View Post
                        Hoping you come back to this thread. Do you buy large sheets? Where from? And how thick are they?
                        I use the foam core too, like Kensington. I buy the 20" x 30" sheets from the Dollar store. They are about 1/4" thick. I use my large rulers to draw the cut line & old rotary blades to cut them. You can get several boards from one sheet.
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                          I have been folding all of my fabric around an 8.5" ruler for several years. I used the comic book boards for awhile but found I didn't like the middle fold in the WOF so switched to the ruler. Everything stays nice and neat.

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                            A question...

                            Does using the comic boards take up more room than the ruler folding? I've tried a sample of both ways and can't figure out which method saves more space. I can see there are pros and cons of either way, but in my sewing area, it's really a question of space, and I really can't tell.

                            Thanks, by the way, for the research on alternate ways to store fabric, and thanks for any insight you can come up with about my question.

                            Happy, healthy New Year.

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                              #15
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                              Thanx for sharing your review with all of the photos!
                              That helps a lot.
                              I'm kinda too cheap to buy boards for folding fabric, so I still use the 8x24" ruler for folding all of my fabric.

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