I can really relate. I have taught Sunday School and elem. clases. Used a flannel board a lot. Thinking about what you said, My project wall is the same thing only a lot bigger. I use to tell stories with paper, now with fabric. I used flannel sheets my grandparents slept on, with a wooden dowel through a hem on the top and the bottom. Hung at the top of the wall with cup hooks. From celing to floor and as wide as a king bed. Don't know what I would do without it. I also made a smaller one out of foam board and a baby receiving blanket. Great for working with one block at a time and carring to the machine.