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cardboard bolts

gowngirl | Posted in General Discussion on

Anybody know where/if there is a place for the common man to buy cardboard bolts, in any amount?  I have major storage issues!

Edited 6/25/2006 3:35 am ET by gowngirl


  1. meg | | #1

    Have you checked with your local quilt shop or fabric store?  They may be happy to let you have their empty bolt cardboard - happy recycling! 

    1. gowngirl | | #2

      Yeah, I get a few from my fabric store, but I need way more bolts than they can supply. My stash is so big that it takes up my whole garage. I have it in boxes right now, some in clear plastic bins, but it just isn't working out. I need access and visibility. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. :-)

      1. woggy | | #3

        What about buying some foam cord boards and cutting them to size?  If you need more support, then cut and glue two of them together.  If you have a "Dollar Store" in your area, you can purchase the boards there - not too expensive.



        1. gowngirl | | #4

          Hey, Thanks for the creative suggestion! I'll give it a try and let everyone know if it works!

          1. Teaf5 | | #5

            Most of the bolts I've seen in fabric stores lately are not the smooth, solid tubes I used to see; instead, they are long pieces of cardboard folded over at the top. One end of the fabric slips into the open side, and then the wrapping of the fabric holds it tight. Sources of large pieces of cardboard include furniture stores, office supply stores,(ask them before removing from their property) and moving companies,(for sale) in addition to the cardboard bin at your local recycling center.

  2. meg | | #6

    You might also check out the vendors at a quilt show.  I was white-gloving at the Vermont Quilt  Festival this past weekend and saw many empty bolts go into the recycling bin.  You might make the trash handlers at a quilt show pretty happy by not needing to deal with them.

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