From: San Diego, CA
Submitted: October 12, 2005
wish I would have known this tip years ago! After the first few
years of the pains and hassles of measuring butcher paper, deciding
on color themes, & then changing it for themes, backgrounds,
etc. numerous times a year to rip it down in June--then repeat again
in Sept. was way to time consuming & plain irritating!! Then
I tried fadeless-repeat... Then I discovered fabric! I went to a
discount fabric store & headed to the Clearance table. I selected
some colorful prints & color schemes (related to calendar) &
put them up the 1st day. Imagine the reels of fabric measure exactly
to our bbs! Just have to measure length of bb-most bbs are about
1-2 yards of fabric.
I constantly recieve compliments & oohhhs & aahhhs on my
bbs. Many teachers have since made the switch!
I never change the fabric unless I find a pattern I like better
or I discover one is too distracting/don't love it!NO FADING! NO
PIN/STAPLE HOLES! NOBODY DOODLES/WRITES/AUTOGRAPHS BB's WHEN THEY"RE
BLANK/AWAITING NEW WWWWWWWWWWWWORK TO BE POSTED! I use reg. borders
to enhance fabric.
HINT: Choose calm, either big striped/geometric pattern prints,
or really small tight prints (NOT TOO BUSY) and put solid colors
inbetween bbs w'prints to break it up and not be so distracting