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« on: March 09, 2010 06:10:10 AM »

I've been searching high and low online for places that sell those cardboard tubes that rolls of fabric come on. Anyone know where to buy them, or even what they're called?? I"ve tried searching for "cardboard tube" and other variations of that on google and don't come up with what I need. Any ideas? Thanks!
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010 06:48:33 AM »

Why don't you just pop into some fabric store and ask if they have empty tubes to get rid of?  You might end up with a bunch of them for free.

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010 07:07:59 AM »

Yep I've tried that, I get one or two maybe. I need a bunch, around 20 or so, that's why I'm looking to buy them but it's been quite hard!
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010 07:21:49 AM »

Have you tried hardware stores?  They sell things rolled in similar tubes.

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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010 08:00:42 PM »

You could try looking for mailing/shipping tubes too, though I'm not sure if they come as long as you need them.
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010 08:53:23 PM »

where in the world are you? a local op shop near me i saw had a container full of them and another stack with fabric on them. dont know how much they were selling them for. chances are you are as far away from me as possible though.

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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2010 07:20:13 AM »

I've tried the hardware store as well, no luck there, and mailing tubes are too short and too expensive as well Sad
I'm in boston orion! where is your local op shop? I'm with you, though I bet we're on opposite sides of the world as well Wink
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2010 02:57:41 PM »

hahaha yeah other side of the world.

the only other thing i can suggest which has already been said is ask the fabric shops. you may only get one or 2 but over time they will add up.

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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2010 09:38:29 PM »

I second (third?) the talk to the fabric shop idea.  Mine even told me when they usually get a shipment of new fabric, they'll take the smaller bits to add to the new bolt thereby creating a whole lot of empty rolls at once.  I'm pretty sure they just toss/recycle them.

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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2010 06:56:47 PM »

I think what you want are the cardboard bolts.  However, if you're cool with an actual round tube, you could try print shops, especially ones that cater to architects.  I actually work for an architect, and we have the tubes the big rolls of paper come on stacked up until someone gets around to taking them to the dumpster.  If you found a nice person at a local print shop, though, they'd probably set them aside for you.

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